Alexander Gregory Thirstrup, Sr., 30, passed away on December 25, 2020 in Lee’s Summit, MO.
Alex was born on August 12, 1990 in Northeast Kansas City, MO, the son of Brandi Thirstrup-Davis and Victor Hernandez, Jr. He attended Whatsoever Community Center, Fairmount Elementary, Nowlin Middle School and Belton High School, class of 2009. For the past 9 years, he was a die-cutter and multiple machine operator for Post Press Specialties.
Above all else, Alex was a family man first. He worked extremely hard to ensure his children were loved and cared for. He and his mother had an unconditional and unbreakable bond and were very close. He co-parented with the mother of his children whom he still loved and cared for deeply, Brandy Alvis. He was fiercely loyal to those he loved, and enjoyed spending time with his children and family. He attended every family gathering if he was able. He was the life of the party always! He enjoyed fishing, camping, making memories at his great grandparents cabin at Lake Pomme de Terre in Hermitage, MO., playing basketball and video games with friends and was a diehard Chiefs fan!
Alex was happiest when those around him were happy. He would brighten up a room with his crystal blue eyes, silly jokes and dance moves. Although his life ended way too soon, the memories he made and the light he created in so many lives will be his indelible legacy right along with his beautiful children!
Alex is survived by his children Alexander Thirstrup Jr. (Bobo), Xela Thirstrup, 2 stepchildren who he loved and raised as his own, Jaxson and Quintin, and their mother Brandy Alvis. He is also survived by his “Momma” Brandi Thirstrup-Davis, his dad Victor Hernandez Jr, two brothers Anthony Ray (Cassie) and Blake Sinclair (Olivia); step brothers, Nicholas Hood and Curtis Person, maternal grandmother Rosalie Bagnell; aunts, uncles, cousins, many more extended family and so many friends that he loved like family.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Gregory Thirstrup, maternal great grandparents Charles and Alice Thirstrup and Gene and Shirley Claibourn, paternal Grandfather Victor Hernandez Sr.and his baby cousin Maleah Smith.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, from 6-8pm, at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St. in Independence, MO. Due to county restrictions, the funeral service on Wednesday morning will be closed to the public other than 50 family and close friends. The visitation will allow 50 people at a time in the building, entering and exiting. On Wednesday anyone past the 50 capacity can be in their vehicles and follow in the procession to the cemetery where there is no limit at the grave site. He will be laid to rest at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
A video recording of the service will be posted to his page after January 6th for anyone unable to attend or to leave condolences, www.speakschapel.com.