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Alvin Arganbright, 1940 - 2013

Alvin Arganbright,
1940 - 2013

Alvin Arganbright, 72, of Amarillo died Friday, May 3, 2013.

Memorial services were held Saturday, May 11, in Antioch Missionary Baptist Church officiated by Eddie Johnson, pastor. Arrangements were by Rector Funeral Home of Amarillo.

Alvin was born June 24, 1940 in Wheeler. He served in the Air Force during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was stationed in Newfoundland and served as a surgical specialist. He loved horses, football, farming and also worked in the oil fields for a while. On May 7, 1992, Mr. Arganbright was tragically injured in an automobile accident. His injuries caused him to be a quadriplegic. After his accident, he retired to become a full-time Missionary Baptist preacher. He served as the chaplain for the handicapped sports group, Partners. Even with his disabilities, Alvin loved serving his family and others. He especially loved ministering and witnessing to others. He married Wanda Webb on May 6, 1985, in McLean.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Jean Arganbright, in 1985.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Sean Arganbright of Panhandle and Mark Arganbright of Amarillo; three daughters, Jamie Almanza of Pampa and Brandy Carter and Sha Arganbright, both of Amarillo; two brothers, Glen R. and Carl Arganbright, both of Amarillo; and five grandchildren, Chance and Seth Almanza, TeVondre’ Carter and McKenzy and Ethan Arganbright.

The family suggests memorials be to Disabled Veterans of America, or Second Chance Foundation.