Obituary: David Shuttlesworth

David Shuttlesworth of Waco, longtime Texas Baptist minister, died April 20. He was 82.

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David Shuttlesworth of Waco, longtime Texas Baptist minister, died April 20. He was 82. He was born in the parsonage of First Baptist Church in McGregor on July 23, 1935. He grew up in Houston and attended Baylor University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1956. At Baylor, he met Virginia Lee Berry in an early morning trigonometry class and married her Thanksgiving Day 1957. He later earned a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Shuttlesworth began his pastoral ministry in 1960 at First Baptist Church Kempner, followed by service at First Baptist Church in Florence, Miller Heights Baptist Church in Belton and Park Lake Drive Baptist Church in Waco. He retired from full-time ministry in 2002, but continued to serve part-time as an associate pastor at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco until 2012. His brother, William Louis Shuttlesworth Jr., preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; two sons, David Lee Shuttlesworth and wife, Vicki, of Belton, and Bill Shuttlesworth and wife, Brenda, of Waco; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Guy Eugene Shuttlesworth of Mena, Ark.

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