|Birth: ||Aug. 10, 1994|
|Death: ||Feb. 20, 2013|
Funeral services will be held for Cody Blaine Alexander, 18, of Alex at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013, in the Alex High School Gymnasium with Clem Cassmeyer and Kim Hayes officiating.
Cody was born in Norman, Oklahoma, on August 10, 1994, the son of Terry Alexander and Candace Mitchell. He died on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, in Alex.
Cody grew up in Alex where he was very active in the South Main Street Church of Christ. His passion was for his savior Jesus Christ and his work here on earth. He was a senior in high school where he excelled at football, weight lifting, baseball and golf. He was a member of the FCCLA, TSA, PLC and skills USA. Cody also attended the Canadian Valley Vo-Tech in Chickasha where he studied drafting. He was named to the National Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society. He was to be named the Salutatorian of the graduating class of 2013.
Cody loved to make everyone laugh by singing, dancing and being silly. He loved spending time with his girlfriend, Ashley Hannah and his brothers, sisters and friends.
He was preceded in death by: maternal grandparents; James and Barbara Mitchell
Survivors include: father & step mother, Terry & Neely Alexander of Chickasha, Oklahoma; mother and step father, Candace & Danny Stewart of Alex, Oklahoma; brother; Caullen Alexander, "brother"; Jackson Lindgren, sister, Faith Alexander all of Alex, Oklahoma; brother, Aaron Alexander and step brother Lance Thompson both of Chickasha, Oklahoma; step sisters Cigie & Alex Lukens of Quinn Creek, Arizona and Tiffany & Wes Delbridge of Mesa, Arizona; me maw & papaw Terry & LaVerne Alexander of Lindsey, Oklahoma; grandma, Maxine Stewart of Alex, Oklahoma; grandparents, Jim & Sandy Schimmel of Lookeba, Oklahoma, also numerous Aunts Uncles cousins and friends.
Internment will in the Bradley cemetery under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.
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Cody Blaine Alexander
August 10, 1994 - February 20, 2013
Funeral services will be held for Cody Blaine Alexander, 18, of Alex at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013, in the Alex High School Gymnasium with Clem Cassmeyer and Kim Hayes officiating. Interment will be at the Bradley cemetery. Click here for Cody's obituary at Ferguson Funeral Home.
Alex's own Cody Alexander, a 2013 Senior, was killed on 02-20-13 in a tragic accident. Words cannot express our sorrow at the untimely passing of this fine, upstanding young man who was a credit to our small place in the world. Condolences go out to Cody's family, his friends and classmates, Alex School and the entire Alex community.
A candlelight vigil will be held to honor Cody at 6:30 pm on Friday, February 22, 2013, at the Alex School bell tower.
"The time you won your town the race,
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.
Today, the road all runners come,
Shoulder-high we bring you home,
And set you at your threshold down
Townsman of a stiller town..."
AE Houseman, English Poet
Words from just a few of the many whose lives Cody touched...
I didn't really know Cody, he was quite a bit younger than me, but I do know that every time I saw him he had a smile on his face and he comes from an extraordinary family. After reading everything everyone else has shared, all their memories and stories of him, I know that I want to strive to raise my children to be someone like Cody. Someone who always smiled and always made people smile, someone who was there for anyone that needed him, someone that loved unconditionally, and most important someone that truly shined the light of Jesus every single day. So even though I really didn't know Cody, he has inspired me in so many ways. - Kelsie Payne Oaks, Alex graduate
Coming up with some words to say about Cody Blaine Alexander is difficult. He was so much to so many! Special memories of him in... elementary PE, football games, around school, after-prom last year, flash through my mind. Every memory of him, a smile upon his face. And this picture... It says so much about who Cody was. He was a someone you could hold on to. Someone always facing the Son. Someone ready to tackle the next adventure. I am so glad my son got to hold your hand and make many memories with you! You left your stamp on all our hearts, now it's time you for to receive your eternal reward! - Mrs. Otey, Alex teacher
I am truly devastated at the loss of a wonderful Christian young man who was truly a stand up guy- nothing but respectful and joyful- and someone I hope my sons grow to be like someday- teaching him and being blessed by him in our senior class was an honor- and I just can't understand this tragic loss/ my heart goes out to his wonderful family and all of our students and I pray for some peace can comfort everyone- he will never be forgotten- he had a wonderful smile and was truly a class act... - Mrs. Bunch, Alex teacher
Such a sad day in our community with the loss of Cody Alexander. I will miss that sweet smile and personality that he had. He was taken way too soon from his family and friends... He will missed so much by so many people... - Erin Byrne Garcia, Alex resident
I always tell the kids I love, there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Cry, scream, laugh, talk, be still, all at once or as it waves. Ask someone to hold you, tell someone to let you be, but grieve. What it takes for you to say goodbye is the right way. Remember to allow each other the courtesy to find their way. Find each others' arms and take this journey together. May you make Cody smile by standing tall in his shadow. May God give you peace and comfort, as only He can. - Tammy Garrett, Ninnekah resident
Because we grew up in a small community, we don't know what it is like to go through tragedies alone. It doesn't mean we've never felt alone, but deep down, through the pain, we know there are loving arms close-by.
We know that when someone says they are praying for us, they do it. We know that when someone asks what they can do for us, they mean it. We know that just when all hope seems lost, a simple act of kindness can shed a glimmer to keep us going. We can all show love, and that's all that is needed at times like these.
I am thankful for my community; for the bonds that are shared, for the kind deeds that are done, and for the love that is expressed through actions that may seem insignificant, but mean so much. Be somebody's shoulder to cry on. Be somebody's rock. - Nicole Anderson Bauman, long-time Alex resident
"Where ever you fly, it's not goodbye."- Annie Davenport, Cody's friend since Kindergarten
Community mourning loss of Alex student in accident
Posted on: 4:51 pm, February 21, 2013, by KFOR-TV and A. Edwards
ALEX, Okla. – A Grady County community is grieving the loss of a high school senior Thursday.
Cody Alexander died Wednesday morning in a crash along Highway 19.
The Alex high school football player was on his way to school at the time.
He also took classes at the Canadian Valley Technology Center.
The teen's vehicle was almost unrecognizable at the crash site.
We're told Alexander collided with a semi and that the winter weather likely played a role in the accident.
Councilors and pastors have been brought in to help students and faculty through the tragic loss.
A memorial service is planned for 6 p.m. Friday at Alex high school.
Vigil Held For Alex Teen Killed In Weather-Related Car Crash
Posted: Feb 22, 2013 9:40 PM CST Updated: Feb 22, 2013 9:40 PM CST
By Steve Shaw, News 9
ALEX, Oklahoma -
Half the town of Alex turned out Friday night for a candlelight vigil to honor a high school student who died earlier this week.
Cody Alexander, 18, died Wednesday morning, after the highway patrol says he lost control of his pickup truck on State Road 19.
2/20/2013 Related Story: Teen Dies In Weather Related Accident In Alex
On Friday night, more close to 300 people gathered outside Alex School for the vigil.
Frankie Brantley is a fellow senior at the school, and says when her family moved to Alex two years ago, Alexander was the first person who reached out to her to make her feel welcome.
"He was loved by a lot of people," she said. "We will never forget him."
Alexander's funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Alex school gymnasium.
Road conditions blamed in fatal car accident that claims Alex teen
By Shannon Rigsby
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 2:51:12 p.m.
Alex is mourning the loss of a high school senior after a fatal car accident this morning. Cody B. Alexander, 18, died at the scene from massive injuries.
According to the report by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Alexander was in his 1996 Ford pickup, westbound on State Highway 19, half a mile east of County Road 2910 when he lost control due to slush on the roadway around 7:30 a.m. The pickup went into a broad slide and was struck by a 2011 Mack Truck driven by Sanford E. Hicks of Elk City.
The Mack Truck, which was traveling eastbound, struck the passenger side front of Cody's pickup. He was pinned for approximately 45 minutes. He died from massive injuries sustained in the crash. The truck driver refused treatment at the scene for a hand injury.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts. The report lists unsafe speed for ice or snow on the roadway as the cause of the accident
Step-Grandfather Leonard Stewart
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