James "Jimmy" Earnest Alsup, age 78, longtime resident of Iowa Park, Texas, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Iowa Park, with Rev. Glen Pearce, Pastor, and Dr. David Warren, officiating. Committal services will be held following the service in Highland Cemetery, Iowa Park, under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home.
Jimmy was born May 15, 1934 in Olney, Texas, to Aaron Earnest Alsup and wife, Eula Ben Watson Alsup. He married Shirley Jenelle Collins on August 3, 1952, in Megargel, Texas. He was a coach in Goree, Texas, Sudan,Texas, and came to Iowa Park in 1965 as Junior High School coach. He coached the students in Junior High School who went on to State in 1968 and 1970. He was assistant principal at Iowa Park High School and later went to the Junior High School as principal. He retired November 30, 1990 as principal at the Junior High School. Jimmy was a member of First Baptist Church of Iowa Park. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Ricky Alsup.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley, of Iowa Park; son, Randy and wife, Denise, of Iowa Park; daughter, Georgia Alsup of Iowa Park; a brother, Roy Dehn Alsup and wife, Janice, of Archer City, Texas; four grandchildren, Hayley Ann Warren and husband, David, of Seymour, Texas, Todd Kenneth Alsup of Dallas, Texas, Tiffany Lee McCalip and husband, Weston, of Iowa Park; Collin Alsup of Burkburnett, Texas; three great grandchildren, Caden Jo Warren, Luke Todd Warren and Reese Paige Warren,all of Seymour, Texas.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening, November 20, 2012, at Dutton Funeral Home Chapel.