Hugh Alexander, 89, of Hula died Thursday in Dewey.
Hugh was born the son of William Harvey Sr. and Laura (Cain) Alexander on Feb. 20, 1926 in Ochelata, OK. He grew up and attended schools in Washington and Nowata counties. Hugh joined the U.S. Navy on May 8, 1944 and served on the USS Concord around the Aleutian Islands during WWII. After his honorable discharge on May 8, 1946, he worked with Phillips Petroleum as a roughneck on oil rigs for several years.
Hugh was united in marriage with Edna Leota (Tode) Lockridge on Oct. 8, 1949, in Little Chief, OK, where they made their home before moving to Shidler and then to the home Hugh built on Hulah Lake in 1963. In 1968 Hugh started his 20-year career with the City of Bartlesville retiring in 1988 as its head carpenter. Hugh and Tode enjoyed 66 years of loving marriage.
Hugh had a lifelong passion for hunting and fishing. His favorite was deer season and he made many memorable trips to Colorado to hunt mule deer, of those Tode joined him only one time due to the cold weather and rustic conditions. But they enjoyed many more things together including camping and fishing, mostly for catfish.
Hugh was very generous with his God-given talents and used his carpentry skills to bless others. Hugh was a founding member of the Calvary Community Church in Bowring and was hands-on during the construction of the current church building. Hugh was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, as well as a father figure to Tode’s younger sister Phyllis.
Hugh is survived by his loving wife Tode of the home; one daughter Debbie Cook, and one grandson Jared Waterbury and Chiniqua, all of Hartshorne, OK; two brothers, Wallace Gene and Melvin Dewyane, sister in law Phyllis Rodgers of Hulah, one granddaughter Kristina Nicole Waterbury-Madina of Wichita; five great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Lois Gammy, Lenore Whitchurch, Helen Peterman, and brother William (Billy) Alexander Jr.
Hugh’s family will receive friends at the Davis Family Funeral Home, 918-534-3030, 113 S. Osage (Hwy. 75), Dewey, on Sunday, Nov. 1, from 3-5 p.m.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at the Davis Family Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Bill Long officiating. Interment will follow in the Dewey cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the James H. Teel American Legion Post 105 Honor Guard. Services are under the direction of Carter Davis and the Davis Family Funeral Home. Online condolences and remembrances may be shared with Hugh’s family at www.DavisFamilyFuneralHome.com
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