Doyle Holmes, 89, former director of missions of the Lubbock Baptist Association, May 6 in Lubbock. He was a graduate of Howard Payne University, which he attended following his service in the Army Air Force in World War II.
Holmes was a public school administrator before becoming minister of education/music at College Avenue Baptist Church in Lubbock. He then served Second Baptist Church in Corpus Christi before joining Lubbock Baptist Association until his retirement in 1984. His retirement lasted two days before boredom caused him to open a financial services office and later a wholesale jewelry company and commercial quilting studio until retiring again this year.
He is survived by his wife of almost 68 years, Merle; sons, Gary, Steve and Landry; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
David Fortenbury, 64, May 11 in DeSoto. He was pastor of Irving Baptist Fellowship, where he had served since 1998.
He is survived by his wife, Sherryl; daughters, Amy Standifer and Alissa Reed; son, Ryan; mother, Jean Fortenbury; brothers, Mike and Jeff; and nine grandchildren.