Goree is a quaint, quiet town with easy access to the lake, guided hunting/fishing, hunting lodges, RVing, camping and extremely affordable real estate for your very own hunting headquarters. Finally, Goree has the last stop for bait, beverages and snacks before heading to the lake, Millers Creek Reservoir.
IOWA PARK — 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 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 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening, November 20, 2012, at Dutton Funeral Home Chapel.
Condolence messages may be left online at www.duttonfuneralhome.com.
Last stop for a cold one before headin' to the lake...
"Cool things off a bit!"
Goree At A Glance
Located: U.S. Highway 277 and Farm Road 266, 84 miles north of Abilene, 72 miles southwest of Wichita Falls
First settled: 1886 and originally named Riley Springs
Named for: Robert D. Goree, Confederate veteran
Incorporated: 1906, the same year the Chigger Hill School moved to Goree
At its peak: About 35 businesses, including a cotton gin, grocery store, movie theater, bank and skating rink. Served by the Wichita Valley Railroad
Today: Agricultural community with cotton, cattle
Population then: 614 in 1920
Population now: 307 est. in 2007
City budget: $121,000
About Knox County: Munday and Knox City are the largest towns in the county. Goree is larger than the county seat of Benjamin, population 263.
Sources: Handbook of Texas Online, Texas Almanac
Where is this town?
Halfway between Wichita Falls & Abilene. Still don't get it? Then halfway between Dallas/FtWth and Lubbock. We're the closest town to the lake, Miller Creek Reservoir, where there is great fishin' and fun.