Obituaries

  • Obituary: Gene Rotramel

    Harvey Gene Rotramel, a Texas Baptist pastor more than three decades, died Nov. 25 in El Paso. He was 83. 

  • Obituary: Lawson James Hager Jr.

    Lawson James Hager Jr., former director of Hardin-Simmons University’s Cowboy Band and dean of the HSU School of Music and Fine Arts, died Nov. 19. He was 78.

  • Obituary: Lynda Ballou

    Lynda Ballou, longtime teacher and children’s ministry volunteer at First Baptist Church in Arlington, died Oct. 24 after a prolonged illness. She was 80.

  • Obituary: Ed Rogers

    Edward “Ed” Rogers of Georgetown, Texas Baptist pastor and denominational leader, died Oct. 23. He was 88.

  • Chaplaincy Relations Director Bobby Smith dies

    Bobby Smith, founding director of Chaplaincy Relations with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, died Oct. 18.

  • Obituary: Santos Rodriguez

    Santos Rodriguez, a pastor and a mentor to other ministers, died Oct. 15. He was 68.

  • Obituary: Nathan J. Porter

    Nathan Johnson Porter of Waco, former home missionary, pastor and advocate for the poor, died Oct. 3. He was 90.

  • Obituary: Robert G. Russell

    Robert “Bob” Glynn Russell, longtime coordinator of technical services for the Baptist General Convention of Texas, died September 21 in hospice care in Dallas. He was 91.

  • Former Baylor President Ken Starr dies at 76

    Ken Starr, the former independent counsel in the Clinton administration Whitewater investigation who later became president and chancellor of Baylor University, died Sept. 13 at age 76.

  • Obituary: Kerfoot Pollock Walker Jr.

    Kerfoot Pollock Walker Jr. of Tyler, Christian physician and international missions volunteer, died Aug. 21. He was 92.

  • Missions pioneer Elmin Howell left a legacy of service

    Elmin Kimbol Howell Jr., founding director of Texas Baptists’ River Ministry along the Texas-Mexico border, died Aug. 29 at Elysian Fields, near Marshall. He was 92.

  • Obituary: Bob Burgin

    Robert “Bob” Duaine Burgin of Arlington, Baptist missionary, pastor and public school educator, died Aug. 19. He was 87.