Jack E. Alexander
Jack E. Alexander
  • September 11, 1929 - June 6, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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87, of Tampa, passed away on June 6, 2017. Partner of Steve Du Beck and former owners of the Antique Mall of Palma Ceia in Tampa. Born and will be buried in Valdosta, GA. He is survived by Steve and Bryan Du Beck. He was a lover of life, people, the theater, classical music, classic antiques cars, toy trains, toy cars, toys of any kind and antiques. He always looked up at the stars at night and pointed out how many he saw. He loved to play with his trains, toys, dabbling with antiques and tinkering with things around the house. He is proud of our home and our vast array of friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the LGBT Community, Tampa branch, in Jack's name.


The family is requesting that guests dress casual and wear Jack's favorite color, blue.

My heart is broken from the loss of Jack, and yet it is still overflowing with his love.

Jack was a special man. He was my soul mate, my better half and my rock. He was my world. He calmed me down. He excited me. He completed me. He made me who I am today.

Jack was laid back. He was kind, generous and compassionate. But you shouldn't push him too far or he may just Jack snap you.

Jack and I were 2 bodies with one unconditional love for each other. We have never met anyone who share their love for each other like Jack and I do. What a lucky man am I.

Your loving smile and your gentle face made me melt. You couldn't help but get attached to Jack. Everybody wanted some of my Jack. I didn't mind because I knew he would come home with me.

Jack wanted to put me on a pedestal to worship me but in fact I worshiped him.

Please do not stop talking about my man even if I start to tear up. It helps me cope and reminds me you haven't forgotten about him.

I feel proud you were part a huge part of my life. My life will continue but it will not be the same without you Jack.

The house seems cold now. My days are less sunny. Life will be difficult without my life's partner but I must keep reminding myself of the incredible time we shared as one.

I will always, always cherish the 38 wonderful years we shared. We explored the world and we explored each other. And we would do it all over again and cherish every minute of it just like the first time.

We found each other through fate. I always knew we were meant to be together as one. I felt we knew each other in another life.

Baby I wish you were still here. I wanted our life to continue together but it's time to live with the stars you liked to gaze at. I long for the day until we meet again.

Jack I love you.

Play no sad songs for me,

For I am not gone.

Just moved on.

To the next room where I shall be

With those I love who have

passed before me.

Play no sad songs for me.

My life was joy, sorrow, and fun

And now it’s done

So let it be

A happy, loving memory.

Play no sad songs for me

And let your tears be few.

Just smile and know

that I shall see

And be smiling back at you.