Obituaries: Baylor student dies in ‘Bearathon’

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Daniel Jones, 23, March 23 in Waco. He collapsed while competing in the Bearathon running event as he neared the finish line. Daniel Jones at a Student Foundation Scholarship Banquet in April 2012. (Baylor University photo)The Bearathon is a Baylor Student Foundation event that raises money for student scholarships. The Baylor University student was taken to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, where he died about an hour later. The senior marketing and management double major from North Richland Hills was a member of Kappa Omega Tau fraternity and a former member of the Student Foundation. Jones never knew his father, and his mother was killed by a drunk driver when he was 11 years old. He was raised by his grandparents who died in 2011 and 2012. He had applied for admission to Baylor’s Truett Seminary following graduation. He is survived by his brother, Derek.

Roy McClung, 95, March 26 in Louisville, Ky. A graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he was pastor of churches in Indiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Texas, as well as International Baptist Church in Brussels, Belguim. roy mclung130Roy McClungAt the time of his death, he was pastor emeritus of Ninth and O Baptist Church in Louisville. He was pastor of First Baptist Church in Plainview from 1958 until 1963, when he became president of Wayland Baptist University and served 17 years. During his tenure, he led the university to pursue distance education, beginning with a program for police officers in Lubbock. The university now operates 13 campuses in Texas, Arizona, Alaska, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Hawaii, as well as Kenya and online. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Genelle, in 1995. He is survived by his wife, Betty; sons, Michael and Mark; daughter, Nancy Chaddick; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


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