Joseph Lee Alexander Sr., 88, of Afton, passed away on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 at INTEGRIS Grove Hospital, Grove.

Joseph was born on Oct. 2, 1928 to George and Ollie (Webb) Alexander.

He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force, where he retired after 23 years of service. After retiring from the military, Joseph worked as a civilian at the Vance Air Force Base located in Enid, Oklahoma.

Joseph was a very talented and knowledgeable aircraft mechanic. When Joseph wasn’t working, he enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents.

He leaves behind to live out his legacy his five children: Joseph Alexander, Jr., and wife Janet of Afton, Judith Sylvester of Abilene, Texas, Tammy Drake of Joplin, Missouri, Teresa LaPoint of Arlington, Texas and Sondra Bell and husband Kevin of Kennedale, Texas; his brother William Alexander and sister Maria Stark. Joseph was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Chapel, Grove, with Pastor Gary Bishop officiating.

Online condolences can be made by viewing Joseph’s Book of Memories at www.honoringmemories.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.