|Birth: ||Jan. 25, 1920|
|Death: ||Sep. 17, 2006|
Duncan Banner, Tues., Sept. 19, 2006
Van Buren, Ark. - Former Duncan, Okla. resident, the REV. GILBERT PIXLEY, 86, a Freewill Baptist minister and evangelist of Van Buren, Ark., died Sunday. Sept. 17, 2006, in a Van Buren hospital.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in First Freewill Baptist Church of Van Buren. Burial will be in Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren under direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Bearers will be Zachary Burnett, Adam McMellan, Chad Burnett, Lionel Burnett, Curtis Carney and Rex Brown.
His twin brother, Rev. Rupert Pixley, who passed away on Oct. 31, 2004, in Fort Smith, Ark., is also buried at Gracelawn Cemetery.
Son of Benjamin "Ben" and Lou Pixley. He was a minister and evangelist for well over 60 years, in Arkansas, Oklahoma, California, Texas and other states. He pastored nine churches during his career. He sang, taught music schools, and wrote several songs, including a popular one, "My Child, You're Home at Last," which became his epitaph. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Opal; two daughters, Barbara Wilcox of Van Buren, and Donna Nadeau of Concord, N.H; a son, Carlos Pixley of Fort Smith; a sister, Belva Dodd of Fort Smith; 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Benjamin Perry Pixley (1890 - 1981)
Mary Lou Baxter Pixley (1892 - 1971)
Opal Pixley (____ - 2008)
Gilbert J. Pixley (1920 - 2006)
Rupert E. Pixley (1920 - 2000)*
Emma Mae Pixley Smith (1930 - 1972)*
Created by: Jean
Record added: Sep 19, 2006
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With love and respect. Rest in peace <3|
Added: Nov. 9, 2013
Pastored First FWB Church in Duncan OK for eight yrs..held revivals all over Oklahoma with his minister twin-brother, and also,as solo evangelist.|
Added: Aug. 15, 2011
I know you "are home at last". You served your generation, and now you can 'Go Rest on That Mountain." Great memories, and you helped so many. Thank you.|
winnie vance yandell
Added: May. 18, 2010