I first met Alex at the Banff school of Fine Arts in Alberta, Canada in 1952. He was enrolled in Acting and Stagecraft classes. 60 years ago, old friend! I will miss you. God bless you Mary Jane. Rod Sample, Victoria, BC.
My family will miss seeing Mr.Burton every year at Tuba Christmas. He was a true friend of the arts. I am so thankful that he was part of my son's life.
My father, John S. Tyler speaks highly of Mr. Burton. He sends his regrets that he will not be at the service today. He is in the hospital. He is sending me in his place. Our family sends their thoughts and prayers to your family and to all that loved and respected Mr. Burton.
Warmest thoughts from our hearts,
Angela Tyler~ 214-535-6079
My sympathy and condolences in the loss of Alex Burton – respected journalist professional, and admired friend – one of enormous talent. I always looked forward to his visit to cover a story while I worked at Dallas City Hall – for the often unique slant he brought to it. I welcomed, when I was up with late night television, watching his “visit with the rubber tree” and, I took special note of his affectionate term for his wife.
He was a special guy, one I appreciated and will miss.
George R. Schrader,
Former City Manager, City of Dallas
Will miss you Uncle Alex, you were quite a presence.
What a loss to this area! He was one of a kind. I loved his radio programs on KRLD...especially his friend, "the Pidgeon." What wisdom that bird gave us. Rest in Peace, Alex.
I can still see Alex eating his first Texas chicken fried steak. Gravy on his beard and having the time of his life. Alex always lived like he was having the time of his life.
Gratitude to you, Alex ! A friend and saint for having answered Bob Magruder's call to work with our merry band of voice actors. You were poignant, a wonderful friend and ally. Thank you for allowing me to be at your bedside at the last hours: for the obvious strength to respond. Grateful to have been a part of this journey. Blessings to your family.
Rest in peace Alex. I was just telling my wife about the time we did a remote broadcast together on KRLD at Market Hall. I gave you a ride home. You asked me if I would like to come in and have a beer. Of course, I said "yes". Alex had an array of brews from around the world. We sampled many for several hours. I recall driving the KRLD van to my home in Carrollton. Thank God I made it. Alex, thanks for inviting me into your home on that day. I will always remember it. What a wonderful talent, pipes and broadcast legend. I will miss you.
I was one of those lucky people who got to know you and work with you Alex. It was a delighful joy to work with you. I am very saddened for the loss of one who enriched the lives of thousands of us.
Alex, a wonderfully unique individual who lived life the way he wanted to. Alex entertained and educated me in so many ways. I am a better person for knowing him and will miss him a great deal. Deepest sympathies to his family.
thank you ALEX for all the laughs and how you entertained us over the years, wish others was like you. as you had a way that 'the others' dont have now
I read that today my old friend Alex Burton,,Canadian, radio, tv, and all around great person passed away..We were expecting this, Mike Cochran called me earlier to tell me that he was ill. I haven't seen Alex for many years, but on the phone talking to him last week those years dissolved away..I asked him if I could pray for him, which I did. He thanked me, I asked him if he knew Jesus, of which he said yes, very much and that he will see him soon. My prayers for family. One day we will see many of our loved ones waiting for us...page 2, I think I mentioned that Alex, Bill Foster (reporter) and I were chased by a bull in Laredo as we were running to a DC 3 plane...going to Mexico City...way back in 1960 or 61...gonna dig out the pix,,soon..Foster is gone..many are going..God Bless this time we have here. There is a better place.
Alex you were classic and one of a kind. You will be missed.