Obituaries: Larry Walker, Don Murray, Micah Farrell

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Larry Walker, 79, died while on a mission trip in Goa, India, Sept. 12. He had been ambassador-at-large for First Baptist Church in Dallas since 1974. A graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, his ministry included preaching in revivals and crusades in 127 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Larry WalkerHe also ministered in medical clinics, orphanages, seminaries, and rural and urban churches of all sizes. He was a member of the Conference of Texas Baptist Evangelists, the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists and the Fellowship of Baptist World Ministries. When not traveling, he taught an adult Bible study class, sang in the choir and played the violin at First Baptist Church in Dallas. He was pastor of First Baptist Church in Lewisville and a Long Island, N.Y., church before founding VisionWalk International Ministries. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Morrison. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carmen; sons, Vic, Van and Kevin; daughter, Devonna Holland; and five grandchildren.

Don Murray, 86, died in Kerrville, Oct. 5. A graduate of Howard Payne College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he was ordained April 30, 1950. He was pastor of Purvis Baptist Church in Dublin; don murray130Don MurrayLakeview Baptist Church in Meadow; First Baptist Church in Meadow; First Baptist Church in Muleshoe; Southern Baptist Church in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; three Colorado churches; and First Baptist Church in Kerrville from 1989 until his retirement in 1995. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Jeanie; brothers, Walter, T.B., Wiley and Joe Ned; sisters, Anabel Stewart and Nelta Healy; and great-grandson, Cole Williamson. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; sons, Don Jr. and Charles; brother, Bill; stepsons, Austin and Dallas Luger; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Micah Farrell, 23, Oct. 12 in Virginia. He was a nuclear specialist in the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his parents Stewart and Keri Farrell. Services are set for Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Goldthwaite.

 


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