Audie Rackley, Former Quarter Horse Journal Editor, Passes

Quarter Horses ( 25 Ranch )

Audie Neal Rackley, 85, former Executive Editor of the Quarter Horse Journal and Quarter Racing Journal, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020 in Amarillo, Texas.

Rackley was born Oct. 11, 1934 in Binger, Okla. He married Willie Mae Holsted on Aug. 26, 1956.  He retired from the American Quarter Horse Assoc. in 1995. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting and fishing.

In 1996, Rackley was inducted into the Livestock Publications Council Hall of Fame.

Audie Neal Rackley

Memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home.

Rackley graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1957 with a degree in Animal Husbandry and later was recognized as a distinguished graduate.  He was proud to be in the last graduating class of Oklahoma Aggies.  He worked in the agriculture field his entire career. 

He is survived by 3 daughters, Leicia Redwine and her husband Leslie of Claude, Renee’ Brown of Pampa, and Audette Rackley of Lewisville; 4 grandchildren, Tristan Brown, Shea Brown, Lauren Morris and Leah Redwine; and 9 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Freda Brisman of Denton and 1 brother, Emmet Rackley of Stillwater, Oklahoma as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Willie, a brother Barton, a sister Kathryn and his parents, Irvin and Lela Rackley.

Memorials may be made to the Missions fund at Trinity Baptist Church or to the Olen D. and Clara L. Joyner Agricultural Scholarship at Oklahoma State University, 400 South Monroe, Stillwater, Ok 74074.