Alexander Jr., John Arthur (December 31, 1929 - November 29, 2000)
John Arthur 'Jack' Alexander
Douglas Budget - December 13, 2000Funeral services for John Arthur "Jack" Alexander, 70, will be held at 1 p.m. Dec. 16 at Converse Funeral Chapel in Douglas. Pastor Tim Ricker of Frontier Baptist Church will officiate. Mr. Alexander died Nov. 29 at his home in Douglas.
He was born Dec. 31, 1929, at Salem, S.C., the son of John and Bessie Clay (Owens) Alexander. He was reared ad educated in Douglas and graduated from Douglas High School. He joined the Navy in May 1947 and served on the USS Valley Forge. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 21, 1951.
Mr. Alexander made his living as a cowboy and worked in the oilfields while palling around with Moose Bennett. His travels as a cowboy took him from Canada to Hawaii. His western careers included work as a chuck wagon wrangler, cooking in the old range-cook tradition. He was also a saddle maker and leather worker. He enjoyed music and storytelling with family and friends.
He is survived by nine nieces and nephews, Mary J. and husband Harold Jamieson of Douglas, Harry Stoner and wife Mary of Luck, tom Stoner and wife Shirley of Medicine Bow, Nicki, Sandi, Ron, Debbie and Marcy Stoner of Washington, and Rick Stoner of Casper; grandnephews; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and three brothers.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Joe Price, Tom Stoner, Harry Stoner ad Robert Jamieson.
Memorials to the Ranchers' Memorial Scholarship Fund, Converse County Bank, P.O. Box 689, Douglas, or to a charity of the donor's choice, would be appreciated by the family.
Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas is in charge of arrangements.