Obituaries

  • 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.

  • Obituary: Samuel W. Prestidge Jr.

    Samuel W. Prestidge Jr., a pioneering leader in Texas Baptist church music, died Aug. 11. He was 93.

  • Obituary: Leon Kemp Aduddell

    Leon Kemp Aduddell, a longtime Texas Baptist pastor active in denominational service, died earlier this year in Plano. He was 91.

  • Obituary: Sylvia Vaughan

    Sylvia Oda Forsgard Vaughan of Garland, who devoted decades to teaching children both as a public schoolteacher and at her church, died July 26. She was 93.

  • Obituary: Bob E. Patterson

    Bob E. Patterson of Waco, who taught five decades in Baylor University’s religion department, died July 17. He was 90.

  • Obituary: David Guel

    David N. Guel, Texas Baptist pastor and church starter, died June 20. He was 78.

  • Obituary: Jack Ridlehoover

    Jack Ridlehoover, longtime Texas Baptist pastor and mentor to ministers, died June 19. He was 91.

  • Obituary: Lucien E. Coleman Jr.

    Lucien E. Coleman Jr., veteran religious educator and scholar, died June 11 in Weatherford. He was 91.

  • Obituary: Rex Don Bruton

    Rex Don Bruton, a volunteer with Texas Baptist Men Camp Builders, died May 29 in Granbury. He was 81.