Alex “A.G.” Rider
Sequoyah Student ~ 1940s
STILWELL – Alex “A.G.” Rider passed from this life Wednesday, April 12, 2006, in Stilwell, at the age of 83 years. He was born May 7, 1922, in Bunch, to Joseph and Sukie (Squirrell) Rider. A.G. attended various area schools, including Sequoyah Indian School . He married C. Marie Murphy on April 6, 1954, in Tulsa.
He and his family returned to Bunch in 1968. A.G. worked for the railroad for about 30 years, pastored at several churches for about 25 years, was a member of United Indian Methodist Church in Stilwell and enjoyed fishing and traveling.
A.G. is survived by his wife of 52 years, C. Marie Rider; five daughters, Wynema Craigg, Connie Rider, Glenda Peck, Christina Rider and Angela Guthrie; a sister, Eva Rider Talon ('49); 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Sukie Rider; three sons, Rex Rider, Joseph J. Rider and Buddy Lee Rider; two sisters, Pollie Ketcher and Julie Young; and two brothers, Sam Rider and Bill Rider.
Services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, April 15, at United Indian Methodist Church in Stilwell. Interment will follow at Rider Cemetery. Arrangements directed by Reed-Culver Funeral Home.