Obituary: Forrest “Butch” Pesch

Forrest “Butch” Pesch, retired Texas Baptist pastor, died Aug. 22 in Goldthwaite. He was 77.

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Forrest “Butch” Pesch, retired Texas Baptist pastor, died Aug. 22 in Goldthwaite. He was 77. Pesch was born June 22, 1942, in Great Falls, S.C., to Forrest D. and Emily Hunter Pesch. He married Nan Laughlin on Feb. 18, 1961, in Idalou. He was a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Pesch was pastor of Priddy Baptist Church in Mills County from 1988 to 2016. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Micah Farrell. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nan Pesch; his daughters, Keri Farrell and her husband Stewart, and Sheri Bonsal and her husband Doug; and his son Joel Pesch and his wife Sarah; six grandchildren; and his sister Eve Williams and her husband Jerry.


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