Obituaries

  • Obituary: Joe Paul Whitten

    Joe Paul Whitten of Big Spring, longtime Texas Baptist church musician and leader in prison ministry, died Sept. 20. He was 91.

  • Obituary: Mark Warren Simmons

    Mark Warren Simmons, worship pastor at Johntown Missionary Baptist Church in Red River County, died Sept. 17 from injuries sustained in a car accident. He was 48.

  • Obituary: Edward A. Lopez

    Edward A. Lopez of San Angelo, a pastor and chaplain, died Aug. 21. He was 63.

  • Obituary: Othal “O.C.” Madden Jr.

    Othal “O.C.” Madden Jr., a Lubbock layman who served on numerous Texas Baptist boards and committees, died Aug. 29 in Tyler. He was 86.

  • Obituary: Helen Jean Parks

    Helen Jean Parks, former missionary to Indonesia and advocate for missions causes, died Sept. 13. She was 93.

  • Obituary: Tommy McMillan

    Thomas Dale “Tommy” McMillan of Plainview, assistant baseball coach at Wayland Baptist University, died Sept. 5. He was 67.

  • Obituary: Randy Parsons

    Randy Parsons of Lubbock, longtime church musician, died Aug. 5. He was 85.

  • Obituary: John Gordon Wilkerson Jr.

    John Gordon Wilkerson Jr., former Baylor University regent and deacon at First Baptist Church in Lubbock, died Aug. 28 after a battle with cancer. He was 86.

  • Obituary: Emma Jean Scott

    Emma Jean Dunlap Scott of Grand Saline, missions volunteer and faithful member of First Baptist Church in Canton, died Aug. 5. She was 85.

  • Obituary: Alvis Milton Bell

    Alvis Milton Bell, longtime Texas Baptist pastor and supporter of the Royal Ambassadors missions program for boys, died June 20 in Houston. He was 94.

  • Obituary: Jack Byrom

    Jack Edwards Byrom, former president of San Marcos Baptist Academy, died June 10 in Richardson. He was 92.

  • Obituary: Gene Hawkins

    Gene Hawkins, longtime associational director of missions and Baptist pastor, died July 2. He was 91.