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In Memory of

Alexander Alexander DeCoux

July 7, 1932 - May 11, 2017

Obituary


Alexander DeCoux Jr., 84 of Pflugerville (formerly Baton Rouge) passed away May 11, 2017 at home with his loving wife Joycelyn (Isidore) at his side. He was born July 7, 1932 in Red Cross, Louisiana to the union of Pearl Nero and Alexander "Dundee" DeCoux.

At the tender age of 16 he enlisted in the Army (with the approval of his Mother and Father) where he was to proudly serve as a tank commander in the Korean War in the 64th Tank Battallion.

Following his years in the service, his eyes caught the...

Alexander DeCoux Jr., 84 of Pflugerville (formerly Baton Rouge) passed away May 11, 2017 at home with his loving wife Joycelyn (Isidore) at his side. He was born July 7, 1932 in Red Cross, Louisiana to the union of Pearl Nero and Alexander "Dundee" DeCoux.

At the tender age of 16 he enlisted in the Army (with the approval of his Mother and Father) where he was to proudly serve as a tank commander in the Korean War in the 64th Tank Battallion.

Following his years in the service, his eyes caught the attention of an auburn haired beauty who was teaching a dance class in New Orleans. He walked her home after the recital, and three months later on September 3, 1955 he again walked that beauty down the aisle in holy matrimony. Joycelyn "Pinky" Isidore has faithfully danced by his side no matter how slow the rhythm or pace of the music.

Alex is terribly missed by his cherished wife of 61 years, Joycelyn (Isidore); one son, Alex III; three daughters, Kim (Michael) Invergo of Bandera, TX, Jewel (Darryl) Jones of Orange, TX, Troy of Pflugerville, TX; three grandsons, Darryl Jones Jr., Bryan Jones,and Alex Invergo; one granddaughter, Bryanna Bates; one great-grandson, Tre' and three great-granddaughters, Noel, Kennedie and Emmalyn. Also left to cherish his memory are three sisters, Evelyn Henderson of Baton Rouge, LA, Hilda Gardere of Opelousas, LA, and Sally Dauphin of Opelousas, LA and many nieces and nephews.

After 21 years of service as a correctional officer, Alex and Pinky retired from Louisiana Training Institute in Baker, LA. His retirement allowed him to enjoy many family and outdoor activities. He delighted in fishing, and knew the Atchafalaya Basin like the back of his hand.

Alex will always be remembered for his compassion, patience, and good will to all he met.