James E. Alsup

May 15, 1934November 18, 2012

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.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 21, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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Collin Alsup

August 3, 2013

Its been 257 days Bucky since we lost you, and 258 days since i last heard your voice. i love you so much and miss you more and more everyday. i was so blessed to have you be the man in my life and guide me and teach me everything i know. but your gone too soon...


December 9, 2012

Bucky it's been two weeks today and it still seems like a dream. I love and miss you more and more everyday! I love you so much!

Robbie Cooke Forsberg

November 29, 2012

I have many memories of the Alsups when you lived in Goree. You were so loved by the Jim Cooke family. I am so sorry for your loss and may God give you the strength that you need at this time.

Lynell Jetton Williams

November 25, 2012

My thoughts and prayers to Shirley and the family. We were so fortunate to have had your family in Goree. May God give you comfort and strength.

Lynell Jetton Williams
Class of '65 - Goree High School

Suzanne Kunkel

November 22, 2012

To Mr. Alsup's family I am sorry for your loss. I did not know Mr Alsup but I did know his parents. I remember going with my dad to his parent's little store and climbing on a bunch of tires that were stack up in front of the candy display to pick out a piece of candy. I have fond memories of Mr Alsup's parents.

Phil and Ruth Welch

November 21, 2012

Jimmy was a friend and played no small part in our kids education. He is so fondly remember by our whole family. What greater legacy than to be well regarded by one's students. Phil and Ruth Welch, Jennifer, Jason and our whole extended family.

Bobby Davenport

November 21, 2012

I'm so glad to have had Coach Alsup as one of my COACHES What a great man.

Denise Sikes

November 21, 2012

Coach Alsup was an amazing man. I first met him when he drove the school bus on our route. I was so little, he would have to get off the bus to help me on. He will be greatly missed. Heaven has another Angel today. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Denise Kyle Sikes

November 21, 2012

MR. Alsup will be missed he was a great principal and a wonderful man.Our prayers and sympathy go out to the family.May the love and support of family and friends carry you though this diffulcult time. Perry and Lisa Hamilton

Connie Sisk

November 20, 2012

Prayers to Shirley, Randy & Denise, Georgia and family as you go through this journey. Mr (Coach) Alsup was loved by many and a large part of the great IP school system. I pray God's strength for you and know your wonderful memories will get you through the toughest times.