Obituaries

  • Obituary: Kurt Kaiser

    Kurt Kaiser of Waco, Christian composer and pianist, died Nov. 12 after a lengthy illness. He was 83.

  • Obituary: R.L. Herring

    R.L. Herring of San Antonio, retired Texas Baptist pastor, military chaplain and administrator for Buckner Baptist Retirement Village, died Aug. 25. He was 97.

  • Obituary: J.B. Fowler

    J.B. Fowler, retired Texas Baptist pastor and New Mexico Baptist newspaper editor, died Aug. 21 in San Antonio. He was 88.

  • Obituary: Betty Dilday

    Betty Dilday, former first lady of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, died Aug. 9 of complications from pulmonary fibrosis. She was 87.

  • Obituary: John Bisagno

    John Bisagno, longtime pastor of First Baptist Church in Houston, died Aug. 5 in Nashville, Tenn., after a battle with cancer.

  • Obituary: James W. Culp

    James W. Culp of Royse City, a pioneering leader of African-American work within the Baptist General Convention of Texas, died July 22. He was 86.

  • Obituary: Michael Joseph Estep

    Michael Joseph Estep, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Marlin, died July 21 after a battle with cancer. He was 65.

  • Obituary: Bob Beck

    Robert Jack Beck, a Baptist minister for five decades, died July 14. He was 88.

  • Obituary: Gene Horton

    Fain Eugene “Gene” Horton, longtime Baptist pastor in South Texas, died June 22 in Harlingen, five days after preaching his last sermon. He was 83.

  • Obituary: Bruce Bowles

    Bruce W. Bowles, who led the Baptist Church Loan Corporation more than a quarter of a century, died June 24 in Dallas. He was 87.

  • Obituary: Mildred McWhorter

    Mildred Beatrice McWhorter, former home missionary who directed the Mission Centers of Houston from 1963 to 1992, died June 17 in Franklin, Ga. She was 87.

  • Obituary: J. Kenneth Robinson

    J. Kenneth Robinson of Canton, a veteran music minister who served churches throughout Texas and New Mexico, died June 12. He was 85.