Class of 1960

1960 Maroon SpotlightArtie Alexander
Artie Alexander

Drum Major 58-60; Wrestling 57-60; National Honor Society 58-59; National Honor Society President 59-60; Teen Town Council 58-60; Sophomore Class Vice-President 57-58; Junior Class Treasurer 58-59; All State Choir 58-59; Home Room President 59-60; Lettermens’ Club 59-60.

Artie G. Alexander

November 12, 1942 – December 13, 1999

Artie G. Alexander, 57, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, in Huntsville, TX.

A family memorial service was held last Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1999, in Wichita Falls, TX. Burial was at Grace Hill Cemetery in Perry Thursday.

Alexander was born Nov. 12, 1942 in Enid. Most of his elementary school years were spent in Pawnee. He was a 1960 Perry High School graduate. Artie was an Eagle Scout, Governor of Boys’ State and was a champion wrestler for Perry.

He earned his bachelors degree, masters, Doctorate of Divinity, and Decorate of Education. He graduated from Oklahoma State University, Southwest Seminary and was on the staff at University of Northern Colorado where he completed his Doctorate degree. He pastored Windsor Park Baptist Church in Greeley, CO, and Fairway Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, TX.

Throughout his life Artie performed musically with his school bands and family band, playing trumpet and singing. He also held numerous revivals in churches with his father.

Survivors include his father, Ashley Alexander, Sr. and brother, Richie, Perry; three daughters, Becky Green and Ruth Alexander, both of Wichita Falls, and Rachel Rowald, Cypress, TX; a son John of Wichita Falls; an aunt, Edna Zeig, Perry; and three grandchildren.