Obituaries for 2015
The most recently received obituaries are listed first. An alphabetical listing of all 2015 obituaries begins further down.
Imogene “Jean” Adams Morgan, 85, died peacefully Aug. 24, 2015, in Harlingen, TX. And then, not quite four months later, on Dec. 14, 2015, her husband, August “Gus” Morgan, 88, also died. The couple were members of Central Christian Church in Brownsville, TX, and served on many mission boards, including Korea Gospel Mission and Colegio Biblico. They regularly attended the National Missionary Convention. The Morgans are survived by their children, Nina Hughston of South Padre Island, TX, Nancy Hon of St. Charles, MO, and Dr. Tae Morgan of Reno, NV; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Donations in their memory may be made to Central Christian Church, 1100 Alton Gloor Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78526 (please add the notation, Family Life Center). (posted 1-21-16)
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF OBITUARIES
Harold L. Barnett, 88, of Atlanta, IN, died May 7, 2015, at his home. He was born Aug. 16, 1926, on a farm near Vallonia, IN, the son of Irvin and ArMinta Crockett Barnett. He married Flavia Hoene on Feb. 24, 1956. He received a BA from Kentucky Christian College, Grayson, KY, in 1952. He also completed the requirements for a bachelor’s degree from Butler University in Indianapolis. He served various churches in southern Indiana, held revivals in Ohio and Kentucky, and was a member of the faculty and taught at Louisville (KY) Bible College. He completed 62 years of ministry by pastoring with Atlanta Christian Church. Survivors include one daughter, Kim Greathouse, and one son, Eric. He was preceded in death by his wife, Flavia, four brothers, and one granddaughter. A memorial service was conducted at Atlanta (IN) Christian Church, Joseph Brown officiating. He was interred at Riverview Cemetery in Seymour, IN. Memorials may be made to Atlanta Christian Church, P.O. Box 187, Atlanta, IN 46031.
Logan Clifton Dunham, 94, of Glidden, IA, died Feb. 21, 2015, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll, IA. He was born Feb. 11, 1921, to Logan A. and Lucy Elizabeth (Moore) Dunham. After graduation from high school in 1939, he attended Western Illinois Teachers College, Macomb, for two years. While there, he heeded the call to become a minister of the gospel. He transferred to Minnesota Bible College (MBC) in Minneapolis and studied for one and one-half years, and later studied at Dakota Bible College and preached at Brookings, SD. While attending MBC, he met fellow student Virginia Mae Tuschoff, whom he married June 18, 1943, in Spencer, IA. He spent his life serving the Lord, in the Christian churches/churches of Christ in Iowa, South Dakota, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, and Indiana. He helped start two Christian service camps, several new churches, and served as secretary, and later evangelist, for the Chicago District Evangelizing Association. He was active in youth work throughout his ministry. He was a licensed pilot for more than 50 years and a chaplain for the Civil Air Patrol. After 54 years in full-time ministry, he retired, but continued with interim and supply work in several churches. He also spent several years as chaplain at Shady Oaks Nursing Home in Lake City, IA. In addition to Virginia, his wife of 72 years, he is also survived by two daughters, Linda Knerl of Lincoln, NE, and Kimberly Tiefenthaler of Carroll; three sons, Jim and Paul, both of Saybrook, IL, and Mark of Moberly, MO; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Naomi Dunham. Services were conducted Feb. 25 at the Church of Christ in Carroll, Rod Roberts officiating. Burial followed at Merle Hay Memorial Cemetery near Glidden.
Leroy Garrett, 96, of Denton, TX, died Sept. 29, 2015. He was a lecturer, editor, and author among churches of Christ and Christian churches for more than 70 years. He was born in Mineral Wells, TX, to B.J. and Annie Garrett. He graduated from Abilene (TX) Christian University, and earned graduate degrees from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX), Princeton (NJ) Theological Seminary, and Harvard University (Cambridge, MA). He was a professor of philosophy at MacMurray College (Jacksonville, IL), Bethany (WV) College, Texas Woman’s University (in Denton), and Bishop College (in Dallas). In retirement he was an adjunct professor at Richland College in Dallas, Dallas Christian College, and the University of Dallas. He was a member of the Singing Oaks Church of Christ in Denton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ouida; five brothers; one sister; one son, Philip; and one daughter, Phoebe. He is survived by one son, David of Chillicothe, MO; one grandson; two great-grandsons; and one brother, William J. of Dallas. His body was donated to University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Oct. 3 at Singing Oaks Church of Christ.
Ethel Elizabeth Walker Gulick, 87, died on July 14, 2015, in Mason, OH, after a brief illness. She was born on a farm in Pittsylvania County, VA, on May 3, 1928, the ninth child of Frank and Essie McClanahan Walker. She attended Cincinnati (OH) Bible Seminary, graduating in the class of 1949. She met William Gulick during college, and they married in 1949. They prepared for the mission field, desiring to go to China, but God called them to India in 1953. In 1958, the Gulicks returned to America for their first furlough. Every five years, they would spend a year in America traveling, speaking, visiting, and raising funds for the Christ Nagar Institute in India. The work in India continued for 20 years. The Gulicks returned to Cincinnati in 1973 where Bill taught missions as an associate professor at CBS. Mr. Gulick accepted a preaching ministry in Virginia in 1982 to be closer to his wife’s family. They moved to Chesterfield, VA, purchased a home, and entered a 14-year ministry with the Tri-City Church of Christ in Hopewell. She was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters. She is survived by her husband, Bill, of Mason, OH. A celebration of her life was conducted July 22 in the chapel at Christ’s Church at Mason (OH). Condolences may be mailed to Bill Gulick, Mason Christian Village, 367 Village Drive, Mason, OH 45040. Expressions of remembrance can be made to the India Fund of Bonnie Brae Church of Christ, 7610 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA 23228.
Kenneth E. Henes, 64, of Cottage Grove, WI, died unexpectedly Jan. 31, 2015, at his home. He was born Dec. 20, 1950, in Green Bay, WI, the son of Alton “Bud” and Zelpha (Woolever) Henes. He married Christine Ann Holmes on Dec. 22, 1973, in Buchanan, MI. He graduated from Lincoln (IL) Christian University with an MDiv degree. He was a respected leader in the Christian church, serving in many churches and Christian colleges throughout Indiana, Illinois, Oklahoma, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. At the time of his death, he was serving as minister with Westwood Christian Church, Madison, WI, and as executive director of Wisconsin Christian Mission Association Inc. (WCMA), a church planting organization. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed reading and studying Scripture. He is survived by one daughter, Nancy Moore; two sisters, Karen Oxendine and Connie Baird (his twin); and one brother, Thomas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine, in 2013. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 7 at Westwood Christian Church, pastor Lynn Laughlin officiating. Memorials may be made to WCMA Inc., 6516 Monona Drive #127, Madison, WI 53716, or Africa Fire Mission, 1613 Norcol, Cincinnati, OH 45231. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
Lindsey Earl Herndon, 84, died Feb. 23, 2015, at PruittHealth-Aiken (Mattie C. Hall Nursing Home) in Aiken, SC, after an illness. He was born June 5, 1930, to Earnest and Ruth (McDowell) Herndon; he was one of 11 children. He became a Christian as a teenager at the Antioch Christian Church in Heard County, GA. He preached his first sermon on Dec. 25, 1949, and later attended Atlanta Christian College (now Point University) in East Point, GA, graduating in 1952. He was an active minister/evangelist for 65 years; he started new Christian churches and ministered in Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and South Carolina. He made missionary trips to India and Russia with White Fields Overseas Evangelism. His last ministry and eldership was with the Christ’s Way Christian Church in Aiken, SC. He is survived by one son, Timothy of Aiken, SC; one daughter, Glenda Creel of Hartselle, AL; one brother, Ralph of Porterdale, GA; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Jacqueline “Jackie” Reeves Herndon; one son, Bobby Len; and nine brothers and sisters. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Christ’s Way Christian Church, Attn: Mike Terry, 183 Old Wagener Road, Aiken, SC 29801. These contributions will be forwarded to White Fields Overseas Evangelism of Joplin, MO. A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. March 7 at First Christian Church, Newnan, GA, with Mike Mallory officiating. A celebration of life service will be held at 4 p.m. March 8 at Christ’s Way Christian Church, Aiken, SC, with Mike Terry and Roger Carr officiating. Interment will take place at Elim Baptist Church Cemetery, Heard County, GA, at a later date. An online guestbook is available at www.colefuneralhomeinc.com.
John “Jack” Howard Jr., 78, died June 6, 2015, in Petersburg, IN. He was born in Hamilton, OH. He preached 55 years, serving churches in Indiana, Illinois, Georgia, and Iowa. He attended Minnesota Bible College (now Crossroads College), Cincinnati (OH) Christian College, and Louisville (KY) Bible College. In addition to his wife of 55 years, Margaret “Peggy,” he is survived by three children, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Services were conducted June 15 at the Gospel Center Church in Petersburg. Burial took place June 16 at Union Township Cemetery in West Chester, OH.
Bill E. Irwin, 86, of Carthage, IL, died Sept. 2, 2015, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL. He was born May 29, 1929, in St. John, ND. He graduated from Ozark Bible College, Joplin, MO, in 1952 and was ordained into the Christian ministry on July 6, 1952. On Nov. 23, 1948, he married Iola M. Harris of Council Bluffs, IA; she died on Sept. 28, 2015, a few weeks after Mr. Irwin’s death. He retired on July 6, 1992, but continued to supply preach for 9 years. He served churches in Bland, MO; Chelsea OK; Oshkosh and Trego, WI; Donovan, KS; and Ludlow, IL. The Irwins are survived by two daughters, Kathy Wennlund of Florissant, MO, and Laurel Gillespie of Carthage, IL; one son, Clark of Carthage IL; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. A celebration of life was held on Sept. 5 with Clark Irwin and Jon Gillespie officiating. Burial was at Earl Cemetery in Springbrook, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Ferris Christian Church in rural Carthage, IL; LaMoine Christian Service Camp, Tennessee, IL; and Montebello Health Care Activity Fund, Hamilton IL.
Johnny Edward Joslin, 91, died Feb. 25, 2015, in Norman, OK. He was born Oct. 30, 1923, in Snow, OK, to Robert and Verna Chapman Joslin. He was raised in Joslin Valley near Antlers, OK. He married June Todd in 1947 after she came to Joslin Valley to teach school. After several years of rodeo riding and ranching, the couple moved to Oklahoma City, where he attended Midwest Christian College to study for the ministry. While living in Oklahoma City, he started a church in the Mulligan Flats area, and preached at Guthrie, OK, for a short time. After he completed his studies, the family moved back to Clayton, OK, where he preached at the Stanley Christ’s Church for nearly 49 years. He traveled all over the Midwest holding revivals. He was known as “The Cowboy Preacher” in many circles, and often preached a sermon titled “Branded for Christ.” After his retirement from the Stanley church, the couple moved back to Oklahoma City to be closer to family. In addition to his widow, June, of Oklahoma City, he is survived by three daughters, Janice Conley of Collinsville, OK, Jo Hall of Conifer, CO, and Julie Wickersham of Newcastle, OK; one son, Jerl of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Services were conducted Feb. 28.at Forest Hill Christian Church in Oklahoma City. Memorial gifts may be made to Refresh Ministry, 8601 Hilltop Lane, Oklahoma City, OK 73169 (a ministry started by Jerl Joslin).
Charles “Chuck” C. Kelley Jr., 76, died April 24, 2015, in Sullivan, IN. He was born Oct. 17, 1938, to Charles C. Kelley Sr. and Doris Russell Kelley in Winamac, IN. He grew up in Calumet City, IL, and the Black Oak area of Gary, IN, where he was an active member of Black Oak Christian Church and graduated from Calumet High School. He met his wife, Carol, at Lake Region Christian Assembly, and they married in 1957. He was ordained into ministry in 1959 and graduated from Lincoln (IL) Bible Institute in 1963. He served in several churches beginning during college until 1965. The family then moved to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Africa, and served as missionaries until 1972. After returning to the states, he served as camp manager at Hanging Rock Christian Assembly in West Lebanon, IN, and Butler Springs Christian Assembly in Hillsboro, OH. He moved to St. Joseph, IL, and served with Illini Christian Children’s Home, and then to Bear Trap Ranch in Colorado Springs, CO. He retired to Sullivan, IN, in 2000 and drove a school bus for Southeast School Corp. for several years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol M. McFarland Kelley; and three sisters, Benita Ball, Hertha Dick, and Carolyn Smith. He is survived by four children, Carson of Ossian, IN, Christine Vijil of Sullivan, IN, and C. Adele and Curtis, both of Paoli, IN; one sister, Joanne Piasecki of Shelby Township, MI; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A celebration of life service was conducted May 9 at First Christian Church in Sullivan, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to Mission Services Association in Knoxville, TN, or the mission of your choice.
Marilyn Maxey Lewis, 76, of Joplin, MO, died of a stroke on Oct. 5, 2015. She was the second child of Tibbs and Norma Maxey, founders of the College of the Scriptures in Louisville, KY. She and her sisters spent many years singing in support of the college. She received a BSL degree from Cincinnati (OH) Bible Seminary in 1960. She and her husband, Don, ministered together for more than 40 years in Kentucky and Missouri, on staff at Ozark Christian College, Joplin, MO, and in British Columbia, Canada, as editors of the Canadian Christian Harbinger. In addition to her husband, Don, survivors include two sons, Larry of Berlin, Germany, and Christopher of Boston, MA; one daughter, Lisa Stump of British Columbia, Canada; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; and siblings Warren Maxey and Judi Clark of Dallas, TX, and Linda Chambers and Dale Owens of Orlando, FL. Memorial contributions may be made to College of the Scriptures. She was buried next to her father in Ozark Cemetery, Joplin, MO.
Noble Melton, 101, of Indianapolis, IN, died Feb. 10, 2015. He was born Oct. 12, 1913, in Eckerty, IN. He was a boiler fireman at U.S. Rubber and served as minister with Alaska Christian Church, Lewisville, IN, for more than 30 years. He served ACC part-time at first, before becoming the church’s first full-time minister. He is survived by one son, Donald, and one grandson, David. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma. Services were conducted Feb.13 at Conkle Funeral Home, Speedway Chapel, Indianapolis, IN, with burial at Floral Park Cemetery. Tony Johnson officiated.
Imogene “Jean” Adams Morgan, 85, died peacefully Aug. 24, 2015, in Harlingen, TX. And then, not quite four months later, on Dec. 14, 2015, her husband, August “Gus” Morgan, 88, also died. The couple were members of Central Christian Church in Brownsville, TX, and served on many mission boards, including Korea Gospel Mission and Colegio Biblico. They regularly attended the National Missionary Convention. The Morgans are survived by their children, Nina Hughston of South Padre Island, TX, Nancy Hon of St. Charles, MO, and Dr. Tae Morgan of Reno, NV; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Donations in their memory may be made to Central Christian Church, 1100 Alton Gloor Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78526 (please add the notation, Family Life Center).
Ray Carter Murphy, 72, of Troutville, VA, died Aug. 2, 2015, at Springtree Health and Rehabilitation Center, Roanoke, VA. He was born Feb. 4, 1943, in Beaverdam, VA, the son of Marshall and Viola (Lowry) Murphy. He graduated from Patrick Henry High School, Ashland, VA, in 1961, and Eastern Christian College, Bel Air, MD, in 1965. He was a member of Salem (VA) Church of Christ. He was ordained into the Christian ministry on Sept. 22, 1963, at the Chapel Church of Christ, Beaverdam, VA. He served as minister with Lincoln Park Christian Church, Mechanicsville, VA; Tomahawk Christian Church, Hedgesville, WV; and Botetourt Church of Christ, Fincastle, VA. He also was director of development for Central India Christian Mission (CICM) for 11 years. He spent the last 35 years of his life working with CICM, traveling throughout the United States to its supporting churches, raising funds for the children’s homes, nursing schools, hospitals, the Preacher Training Center, and building new churches. He made 26 trips to India, organizing many teams to travel with him in order to strengthen and encourage the Christians there. He is survived by his wife, Nelda (Winstead); one son, Kenneth of Cincinnati, OH; two daughters, Kym Murphy of Baltimore, MD, and Krista Murphy of Hillsville, VA; three grandchildren; two brothers, Emmett and Glenn; and two sisters, Nancy Boyer and Gail Lane. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Marshall and C. Wayne. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 8 at Tomahawk Christian Church with ministers Joe Wilson and Ajai Lall officiating, and Gene Gresham assisting. Interment was in Tomahawk Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Central India Christian Mission via its website, www.indiamission.org, or by mailing checks to CICM, 22 W. Bryan St. #302, Savannah, GA 31401.
Gilbert R. Schreiber, 91, died Feb. 9, 2015, at Mount Healthy (OH) Christian Village. He was born June 8, 1923, in Brookville, IN. In 1949, he graduated from Cincinnati (OH) Bible Seminary (now Cincinnati Christian University). He served churches in Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Betty; three sons, Robert, Ronald, and Rodney; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four siblings, Freddy, Doris, Blanche, and Norma Jean. A funeral service was conducted Feb. 13 at White Oak Christian Church, Cincinnati. Memorial contributions may be sent to Cincinnati Christian University, 2700 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45204 or the Christian Benevolent Association, 411 Western Row Road, Mason, OH 45040.
Roberta Fay Ridgway Selby, 94, of Worthington, OH, died July 31, 2015, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH. She was born in Memphis, NE, on Nov. 8, 1920, to Roy James and Thelka Maria (Busboom) Ridgway. She was a graduate of Cincinnati (OH) Bible College and Seminary. With her husband, Charles, she cofounded Philippine Mission Churches of Christ of Northern Luzon, Inc., where together they labored for more than 50 years. Their work established a seminary, three Christian high schools, a children’s home, and in their final years, a hospital. Out of these ministries they developed printing, child-youth-adult evangelism, radio, and aviation ministries. She is survived by three sons, Lloyd of Columbus, OH; Richard of Dickinson, TX; and Robert of Encino, CA; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Dean Ridgway of Magnolia, TX; and one sister, Marjory Boudreaux, Joplin, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Selby; four sisters, Bernice Munyan, Erva Ridgway, Wilma King, and June Fehl; and two brothers Roy Ridgway and James Ridgway. A memorial service was conducted Aug. 8 at the Indianola Church of Christ in Columbus, with Chaplain Phil Williams of Worthington Christian Village officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Nebraska. Memorial contributions may be made to PMCC Philippine Mission, Northern Luzon Ministries, 2830 Gordon Drive, Kingman, AZ 86409, or to the Worthington Christian Village Benevolent Fund (information available at www.wcv.org).
Donald Earl “Don” Sheley, 87, of Clifton, CO, died there on Jan. 19, 2015. He was born Nov. 16, 1927, to Ben and Lela Sheley in Gashland, MO. He spent his early childhood in Beaver City, NE, before moving to Clifton in 1941. He graduated from Clifton High School in 1945 and went to work for the Colorado Highway Department in 1947, working there for 42 years before retiring in 1989. On June 19, 1949, he married Margaret Trevethan, to whom he was married 54 years, until her death. On Nov. 13, 2004, he married his second wife, Helen Hatcher. He was an active member at Clifton Christian Church, serving first as a deacon (two years) and then as an elder; he eventually was confirmed as a lifetime elder. He also served on the Clifton Sanitation District 1 Board for more than 30 years. In addition to his widow, Helen, he is survived by five sons, Robert, Russell, Thomas, Jeff, and Brian; three daughters, Terry Hardy, Karen Jennings, and Julie Harrington; 21 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at Clifton (CO) Christian Church on Jan. 24. Memorial contributions may be made to Clifton Christian Church or Christian Community Schools, 615 I-70 Business Loop, Clifton, CO 81520.
Robert “Bob” Sloniger, 87, a church planting pioneer, died Oct. 5, 2015. He was born June 29, 1928, the son of Clyde and Edna Mae Sloniger. He grew up on a farm near Payson, IL. A bit of a skeptic, he enrolled at Lincoln (IL) Bible Institute to study archeology in order to prove the reliability of the Bible. As he was earning a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees, he got the proof he was looking for and never wavered in his faith. He spent the rest of his life serving God. His first ministry after Bible college was in Palmyra, IL. He then moved his family to Chicago to become senior pastor of Central Christian Church in Harvey, IL. While serving at CCC, he began to help plant new churches. He eventually became executive director of the Chicago District Evangelistic Association (CDEA), serving there until his retirement. He was passionate about reaching unchurched people and pioneered many new church planting methods; he was responsible directly or indirectly for the start of 50 churches across the United States. He also served as chair of the Loftis Foundation, which also funded new church plants. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine. Together they had six children: Sue, Darrell, Darolyn, Denise, Brad, and Darren; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. After Maxine’s death in 1999, he married Juanita Hamblin, who survives. Memorial donations may be made to Ignite Church Planting Home, P.O. Box 189, Schererville, IN 46375. Services were conducted Oct. 7 at Suncrest Christian Church, St. John, IN. Burial was at Payson (IL) Cemetery.
Myron J. Taylor, 90, a nationally known preacher and minister emeritus of the Westwood Hills Christian Church near the campus of UCLA in California, died peacefully with family at his side Jan. 2, 2015. He was born in Goodwill, WV, to Everett and Lily Taylor. His father was a coal miner. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Sarah Jean, whom he met at Johnson Bible College (now Johnson University); three children Toni, Tim, and Terri; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Freda Butt and Clara Williams. He served the Westwood church for 30 years, retiring in 1999. He earned a BA from Johnson Bible College, Knoxville, TN, and an MDiv from Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN. Johnson Bible College honored him with the Doctor of Ministry degree in 1980. He also served pastorates in Gosport and Mays, IN; Toledo and Portsmouth, OH; and Atlanta, GA. The Myron J. Taylor Lectureship in Preaching was established at Emmanuel School of Religion, Johnson City, TN, where he had served as adjunct professor of preaching for 26 years. He spoke for many national and international conventions and lectureships. In addition to being a popular speaker, he was a prolific writer. Among his writings: a sermon included in Evangelical Sermons of Our Day (compiled and edited by Andrew W. Blackwood, 1959); “A Faith to Live By,” which started as a daily newspaper column in Portsmouth; and a book called Rotary’s Four Way Test. At his funeral, son Tim Taylor told two brief anecdotes: “One legendary story . . . he went to preach a revival meeting in Bozoo, West Virginia. It was a church building where two congregations met, one a Christian church, and the other another denomination. He preached on unity, and when he finished, there were no longer two congregations because both congregations became one.” Also: “After preaching one Sunday morning, someone said he preached over their head. This became a topic of discussion at home. My father responded by saying that ‘sometimes people need to raise their heads.’” He was a member of the Westwood Village Rotary Club (and was named Rotarian of the Year) and was a Paul Harris Fellow. Visitation was Jan. 11 at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park and Mortuary. A service in celebration of his life was conducted Jan. 11 at Westwood Hills Christian Church. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Johnson University, and Westwood Hills Christian Church.