Wright County Examiner

Originally Published: October 23, 1997

Glen Buxton, lead guitar for Alice Cooper dies here.

Glen E. Buxton, 49, of Clarion, died Sunday, October 19, 1997 at North Iowa Mercy Medical Center in Mason City. Buxton was well known in rock music circles as lead guitar for Alice Cooper. Buxton was born November 10, 1947 at Akron, Ohio, the son of Thomas J. and Geraldine E. Carlson Buxton. At the age of 14, the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he graduated from high school and attended college.

He began his music career in 1964 with a group formed as "Earwigs". Later they changed their name to "The Nazz" and in the late 60's to "Alice Cooper" The group broke up in 1974 and Buxton formed a group in Phoenix called "Virgin". He was lead guitarist with all the groups.

In 1990, Buxton moved to Iowa to help his friend, John Stevenson, farm. He was later with Buxton-Flynn in Minnesota.

Those left to cherish his memory include his fiance, Lorrie J. Miller of Clarion; Parents, Thomas and Geraldine Buxton of Glendale Arizona; one brother, Kenneth of Glendale, Arizona; one sister, Janice Davison and her husband, Bob, of Bullhead City, Arizona; two step-sons, Robert and Michael Busick of Dearborn, Michigan. Services will be held Friday, October 24, at 10 a.m. at Willim Funeral Home in Clarian. Rev. Gary Boen of First Lutheran Church, Clarion, will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Clarion. Willim Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.