Richard Blue

Brother Richard Blue Jr., (71) passed to the Chapter Invisible on Friday, August 10, 2018. He was from Buffalo, New York and a graduate of Howard University, in the School of Business. He was employed in the Economic Development industry for the City of Las Vegas and Alligiant Airlines at McCarran airport.

Brother Blue was an active member of the Las Vegas Alumni chapter serving in several positions and committiees.

Joe L. Barnes, Jr.

Brother Joe L. Barnes, Jr. (38) passed to the Chapter Invisible on Saturday, November 18, 2017. He was a Spring 01’ initiate of Gamma Zeta –Fort Valley State University. Barnes was employed as a Federal law enforcement officer in the city.

He was a product of the Kappa League and graciously served the LVA chapter, and was the past Polemarch for the Las Vegas Alumni Chapter. Brother Barnes was a beloved husband, father, brother, and outstanding Kappa man.

Darnell Pickins

Brother Pickens passed to the Chapter Invisible on Friday, June 24, 2016. He was a 1985 initiate of Theta-Sigma Chapter at UNLV. Brother Pickens had a passion for both basketball and football and was later recruited to play the position of Linebacker on the UNLV footbal team and he studied Social Work while at the University.

Brother Pickens was employed with P & S Metels as a sales representative. He enjoyed his family time and traveling.

William (Bill) Dougan

Brother Dougan passed to Chapter Invisible on Saturday, May 9, 2015. He was a Fall 68’ initiate of Gamma Beta – Western Michigan University. Brother Dougan served for over 38 years as a physician in the Detroit and Las Vegas communities and was dedicated to the health of women and families. His last assignment was as a physician/judicator for disability (DETR) for the State of Nevada. Dr. Bill was an avid art collector and jazz enthusiast, but his greatest delight was being with family and friends

Randall C. Bacon

Brother Bacon was initiated at the University of California at Los Angeles, the Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi in 1958. He served as Grand Polemarch during the years 1985-1988. His present chapter was the Las Vegas Aumni (NV) Chapter. Brother Randall C. Bacon was the 49th Laurel Wreath Wearer (2001). He served as Keeper of Records of his chapter as a neophyte before being elected as the chapter's Polemarch in 1959. The same year, brothers elected him Western Province Vice Polemarch, where he served for two years (at the time, the Province did not have a Senior Province Vice Polemarch position).

At the 49th Grand Chapter meeting, Bacon was elected Grand Strategus--the second highest national undergraduate position at the time. It was the same year that another Upsilon initiate, future Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, was elected Senior Grand Vice Polemarch. Bacon established a close mentor/mentee relationship with Bradley, who would later become the fraternity's 18th Grand Polemarch.

While working full-time as a clerk for Los Angeles County, Bacon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Los Angeles. He took advantage of the county's numerous promotional opportunities, serving as Chief Deputy Director of L.A. County's Department of Parks and Recreation, as well as Assistant Division Chief of the Chief Administrative Office.

Robert "ROB" Lawrence

On July 7, 2012, 25 year old Robert Lawrence departed to the Chapter Invisible as the result of a car accident. He was born in Los Angeles, California on May 22, 1987. Robert chose to attend the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and became a walk-on Wide Receiver for the football team. Robert finished his matriculation at UNLV in 2009, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Communications.
Robert Terrell Lawrence started his professional career as a Psychological Rehabilitative worker within the population of the Department of Family Services and Department of Juvenile Justice in 2009. Robert started his psychological career path at Skills 4 Kids in 2009, later became employed at Empowering 2 Excel in 2011 as a Behavioral Health Specialist and Unity Village Behavioral Health Center in 2011 as a Social Service Clinical Assistant.
He assisted the community by providing extensive rehabilitation mental health services to all of the clients that he worked with. Robert provided the youth and young adults with Basic Skills Training, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, and Psychological Mentorship. Robert became a great asset to the community. Roberts's professional mission was to prevent the continued risk of child abuse, neglect, drug abuse, teen-pregnancy, suicide, and school dropout among youth and young adults.

Rob's line was entitled "4 of a Kind" and he was the tail, Four Klub. He was known as Big Brother "Kasanova".

Roland "Chat" Chatman
Roland Morris Chatman, affectionately known as “Chat” by many. Brother Chatman was born on June 1, 1940 in Detroit, MI. He lost his battle with cancer on July 3, 2012 in his home in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Roland’s childhood was spent in Detroit and he later went on to major in Physical Education at Tennessee State University. Roland continued his career in education and began working for the Clark County School District. He was a teacher, guidance counselor, and a coach for over 35 years, 25 of which he served Eldorado High School. He also became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity in the Spring of 1998. He was a member of the "building fund committee" for the fraternity house.

Bill English
On April 2, 2011, Bill English departed to the chapter invisible. He was born in Louisville, KY on July 24, 1960. While in High School he participated in the Upward Bound Program on the campus of the University of Louisville (U of L) and it was at that time he began to have an interest in being a Kappa. Once Bill entered college and became eligible to pledge, he pledged the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He was Scroller #2 out of six pledgees. Once he "crossed" he became "Big Brother Halacious". He worked within the Kappa organization as a Graduate Advisor, Undergraduate Advisor, mentor for the Kappa Leadership League, chaired several committees and on and on....He really did bleed crimson AND cream with the Las Vegas Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force and served the community with the Department of Family Youth Services as a Probation officer.

Dr. Robert Ridenour
Brother DR. ROBERT RIDENOUR departed to the chapter invisible on March 26, 2011, at the age of 80. Born and raised in Cleveland, he attended East Tech High School prior to entering the U.S. Air Force. Following his military service, he returned to Cleveland to pursue his education at Kent State, transferring to Wilberforce University, where he received his undergraduate degree. He received his M.S. and Ed.D. at the University of Cincinnati.  He moved to Las Vegas in 1998. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

Justin Alexander
Brother Justin Alexander departed to the chapter invisible on March 20, 2010. He entered into the bond in the spring of 2004 with Theta Sigma Chapter at UNLV. While in school Brother Alexander studied marketing.

David Hoggard
Brother Jeremiah David Hoggard Jr., 74, departed to the chapter invisible on March 20, 2009, unexpectedly, from complications with diabetes. He was born Sept. 4, 1934, in Hackensack, N.J He graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1952, and then attended college at West Virginia State University. He worked at the Community College of Southern Nevada (CCSN), as dean of several different departments, until retiring in 1994. He also held the position of acting director of CCSN. He returned to the College of Southern Nevada and worked as a night dean until his death. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. It was a huge part of his life.

George Sherman
Brother George Sherman, 81, of Las Vegas, departed to the chapter invisible Sept. 5, 2007. He was born April 17, 1926, in Erwinville, La. A resident of Las Vegas since 1964, he was a Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen (DOTA), a retired lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Air Force, and a retiree from Reynolds Electrical and Engineering Company (REECO). He was a lifetime member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

Quentin F. O'Neal
Brother Quentin F. O'Neal, of Las Vegas, departed to the chapter invisible on August 10, 2004 at the age of 69. He was a retired U.S. Air Force major who served during the Vietnam War. He retired from the military at Nellis Air Force Base. He played pool professionally and was ranked in the top 10 players in the United States. He was initiated at BETA NU Chapter, Harris Teachers College at Lincoln University, St. Louis, Missouri in 1956. He is the father of Brother Rod O'Neal of the Las Vegas alumni chapter.

Guy Sherman
Brother Guy Sherman Jr., 79, of Las Vegas, departed to the chapter invisible on May 21, 2004. He was born July 18, 1924, in Moline, Ill. A resident of Las Vegas for 34 years, he was a retired manager from EG&G and a veteran from the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. Guy graduated from Moline Senior High School, after which he attended Fisk University, but returned to Illinois and graduated with a major in Chemistry from the University of Illinois. In his early adulthood, he was a firefighter in the Washington, D.C. area. He was a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and also a member of Tuskegee Airmen.

Kermit Booker Jr.
Brother Kermit Booker Jr., 68, departed to the chapter invisible on June 9, 2000. He was born May 4, 1932, in Sedalia, Mo. A retired school teacher for the Clark County School District, he was a 40-year resident of Las Vegas and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi.

Jason Ducksworth
Brother Jason K. Ducksworth, 27, of Las Vegas departed to the chapter invisible on Sunday, May 21, 2000, in a local hospital as a victim of a horrific car accident. He was born Oct. 14, 1972, in Las Vegas. A lifelong resident, he was a supervisor for a telecommunications company and was an initiate of THETA SIGMA Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi at UNLV.

Thaddeus Rice-Green
Brother Tad Rice Green departed to the chapter invisible as the result of a murder on February 28, 2000.  At the age of only 33, he died at Hahnemann University Hospital about 11 hours after being shot once in the stomach at a night club in Philadelphia. While attending UNR he was on the track team. Brother Green was an entrepreneur with retail clothing stores in Philadelphia and Las Vegas. He was an initiate of THETA SIGMA Chapter at UNLV, in the fall of 1987. He was also a charter member of XI PHI Chapter at the University of Nevada - Reno and a Legacy. Ace Klub! .

Kermit Booker Sr.
Brother Kermit Roosevelt Booker, Sr., departed to the chapter invisible on October 5, 1966. He was born on January 25, 1906. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri.  He attended Iowa University, Iowa City, and Pittsburgh State Teacher College, receiving his Master's Degree in 1954. In 1955, he and his family moved to Las Vegas. Bother Booker was a man dedicated to the community.  He was Polemarch of the Las Vegas Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha PSI, the first Greek-Letter Fraternity established in Las Vegas. Kermit R. Booker Elementary School is named in his honor


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