Laurence Alexander Worsham was born on December 31, 1997 in Wichita Falls. He was the first son and third child of Dan and Laura Jo Worsham. Alex lived in Vernon, Texas for his first two years and then moved to live the remainder of his life in Amarillo. He graduated in 2016 from Amarillo High where he was interested in art, graphic design and computer coding. After graduation from Amarillo High, Alex attended Amarillo College with an interest in Computer Engineering. While attending Amarillo College, Alex built a gaming app named “Doodle Jump” that is still available to play on Android devices.
As a young child, Alex loved to write and illustrate his own books. He was a gifted artist and his family has many treasured drawings and books that he made. Drawing came naturally to Alex and he combined this talent with his humor and interests to create many wonderful art pieces. His junior year in high school, Alex was chosen to participate in the Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) with two drawings. He was very proud to represent his school in the area competition.
Alex participated in church youth activities and one year was the lead in the church Christmas pageant. He played a quiet, sweet boy named Leon who was able to lead the other children to the real meaning of Christmas. It was a perfect role for Alex as he was always exploring his own spirituality and helping others to see their worth along the way.
In 2019, Alex joined the U.S. Army. He did his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri and his AIT training at Fort Gordon in Augusta Ga. His MOS was with the NODAL Network Systems Signal Corp where he served repairing multichannel satellite communications and focusing on NODAL network operations and system reports. Alex was based in Baumholder, Germany where he was a private first class in B Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion-Enhanced. He received the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal and the Army Service Ribbon. While in Baumholder, he was able to travel throughout Europe including trips to Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, and Prague. Alex was honorably discharged from his service in January of 2022. After his return to Amarillo, Alex worked for dB Cable in Canyon.
Alex was exceptionally intelligent and when a subject interested him, he had a singular focus to learn all he could about it. Subjects of interest included philosophy, world religions and new technology. As his interest and knowledge grew over time, he loved to engage with his friends in discussion about his beliefs. Alex never lost his passion for writing, even having some poetry published. He wrote stories, poems and his own thoughts down and these will be cherished by family and friends.
Alex loved to be in nature and he loved to hike. He spent many happy hours on family vacations to Yellowstone, Arches NP, the Grand Canyon and Garden of the Gods, walking so far in front that he often was headed back down when others were still headed up. Alex loved to hike the trails at Palo Duro Canyon with friends and family. He was even able to hike in the Black Forest while stationed in Germany.
Alex is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Eugene Worsham, his uncle John Worsham and his maternal grandparents Patsy and Laurence Maloney. Alex is survived by his parents, Dan and Laura Jo Worsham, sister Kimberly Gallant (Matthew), sister Carlye Worsham and brother Ethan Worsham, nieces and nephew Taeghan Worsham, Josephine Gallant and Simon Gallant, paternal grandmother Eleanor Glazener and uncle Jeff Worsham (Amy). He had many wonderful friends who will miss him greatly. Two of his very best friends passed in December 2017 and he carried them in his heart always. Alex was loyal and loving to his family and friends. He was sensitive to the world and had a wonderful sense of humor. So many of his talents and his companionship will be missed by all who loved him. Rest in Peace to our sweet Alex.
Memorial services will be at 3:00 PM, Saturday, July 22, 2023 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
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