Obituaries: Wally Christian, Esther Flores, Richard Knapton

Wally Christian, 88, a religion professor at Baylor University for 40 years, died Nov. 30 in Waco. Esther Flores, 67, wife of the pastor of Mision Bautista Gethsemani in Carrizo Springs, died Dec. 4 in Pearsall. Richard Knapton, 78, father of Kurt Knapton, a Baptist Standard board member, died Dec. 9 in San Antonio.


Obituaries: Bob Norris, John Lacy

Bob Norris, 82, founder of the Hospitality House ministry in Huntsville, died Nov. 21 in McKinney. John Lacy, 70, pastor of Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in San Angelo, died Nov. 22 in San Angelo.


Obituary: Irby Cox

Irby Cox, 98, a longtime minister of music and education, director of church services for Dallas Baptist Association and BGCT registrar, died Nov. 19 in Grand Prairie.


Obituaries: Garrett, Kuenstler, West, Villanueva, Pool

Myrta Garrett, wife of Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Theology James Leo Garrett, died Oct. 3 in Nacogdoches. Other deaths were Truett Kuenstler, 88, Oct. 11 in Haskell; Tommy West, 68, Oct. 27 in Georgetown; Emma Villanueva, 72, Nov. 2; and Marsha Pool, 74, Nov. 3 in Dallas.


Obituaries: Van Gladen

Van Gladen, 86, retired pastor and missionary to Mexico, died Oct. 16 in Waco.


Obituary: Elizabeth Johnson Morgan

Elizabeth Johnson Morgan, 90, educator, writer and longtime member of First Baptist Church in Richardson, where she was the church historian, died Oct. 16 in Richardson.


Obituary: Lee Walker

Lee Walker, 83, longtime director of missions for San Jacinto Baptist Association, died Sept. 5 in Baytown.


Obituaries: Amelia Bishop, W.L. “Wimpy” Smith

Updated: Amelia Bishop, 94, a former president of the Texas WMU and recipient of the Texas Baptist Elder Statesman award, died Sept. 12 in Austin.  W.L. “Wimpy” Smith, 89, former missionary, denominational worker and executive secretary-treasurer of Texas Baptist Men, died in Dallas.


Obituaries: Lewis Zailer, Paul McClung, Rudy Camacho

Deaths of Lewis Zailer, 84; Paul McClung, 89; and Rudy Camacho, 79.


Obituaries: Bridges, Bailey, Coulter

Cotton Bridges, 84, a longtime leader in Texas Baptist Men, died Aug. 11 in Frisco. Bill Bailey Jr., 86, a former trustee and regent at Baylor University, died Aug. 19 in Waco. Brett Coulter, 61, director of the engineering science program at HPU, died Aug. 23 in Brownwood.


Obituary: Lester Collins

Lester Collins Jr., 92, a longtime pastor of Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston and other Texas churches, died Aug. 14 in Houston.


Obituary: Ted Savage

Ted Savage, 87, died July 28 in Livingston. He was pastor to senior adults at Central Baptist Church in Livingston at the time of his death, a position he held 10 years.


Obituaries: Bill Foster Jr., B. J. Hart

Bill Foster Jr., 87, longtime Texas pastor and missionary, died July 24 in San Antonio. B.J. Hart, 88, a deacon and volunteer church builder and a member of the Texas Baptist Executive Board, died July 22 in Hudson Oaks. 


Obituaries: Everett C. Hullum Jr.

Everett C. Hullum Jr., 73, former editor of Home Missions magazine, died July 12 in Princeville, Hawaii.


Obituary: Lillian Hunnicutt

Lillian Hunnicutt, 92, longtime public schoolteacher and pastor’s wife, died June 23 in Victoria.

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