|Birth: ||Jan. 25, 1920|
|Death: ||Oct. 31, 2000|
The Rev. Rupert E. Pixley, 80, of Fort Smith, Arkansas died Tuesday, October 31, 2000. He was a Freewill Baptist minister for 63 years, having pastored the First Freewill Baptist Church in Fort Smith for 44 years. At the time of his death, he was pastor of Bethlehem Freewill Baptist in Van Buren. He also was involved in the ownership of three local nursing homes, a 32nd degree Mason and member of Belle Point Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, three daughters, two sons, a twin brother, the Rev. Gilbert Pixley of Van Buren, two sisters, 13 grandchildren, four stepgrandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Freewill Baptist Church in Fort Smith with the Rev. David Joslin, the Rev. Lonnie Coffman, Randall Ray and Beeny Pixley Jr. Officiating. Burial was at Gracelawn Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
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Benjamin Perry Pixley (1890 - 1981)
Mary Lou Baxter Pixley (1892 - 1971)
Gladys Marie Teague Pixley (1921 - 2001)
Gilbert J. Pixley (1920 - 2006)*
Rupert E. Pixley (1920 - 2000)
Emma Mae Pixley Smith (1930 - 1972)*
Created by: Ronald Walton
Record added: Feb 08, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13270929
With love and respect. Rest in peace <3|
Added: Nov. 9, 2013
In fond memory...your father was my pastor in Okla for year, you baptized me, and officiated at my mom's service. Loved your family and all the Pixley's, as did my husband, DeArthur. The Pixley preachers contributed great good to your Oklahoma brethren. ...(Read more)|
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