Milestones, September 2016
101st: F. Ray Duncan
Sun City, Calif.
99th: Bernice Crudup
Sun City, Calif.
93rd: Doretha Fitzhugh
90th: Bill Humble
Billy and Verna Gray | Tipton, Okla. | 70th Anniversary
Harvey and Mildred Wosika | Newkirk, Okla. | 50th Anniversary
Check out this video of Harvey surprising Mildred with a special serenade at their anniversary celebration.
A.F. and Doretha Fitzhugh
Joe and Rosemary Capshaw
C.E. “Doc” Cornutt
1949 – 2016
C.E. “Doc” CornuttC.E. “Doc” Cornutt, of Dallas, went to be with his Father on May 28, 2016, after bravely facing frontal lobe dementia for eight years.
He left behind his loving wife of more than 45 years, Linda Core Cornutt, three children and five grandchildren, who all admired and loved him deeply. He also left behind a sister, Molly Goodwin, and brother, Jim.
Doc was born April 18, 1949, in Pampa, Texas, the son of Jim and Dona Cornutt. Doc graduated magna cum laude from Pampa High School and Abilene Christian University. He was later named to Pampa High School’s Hall of Fame.
He served on the board and as chairman of the board for Dallas Christian Schools and Abilene Christian University. After graduating from Abilene Christian, Doc received his CPA and was a senior accountant for Arthur Anderson and Co., and then he began a more than 40-year association with Hunt Consolidated. He served as vice president of the Hunt-related development company, Woodbine Development, chief financial officer of Hunt Oil Company, chairman of Hunt Refinery, president of Hunt Realty and Hunt Financial Corp; and finally as chairman and CEO of Argent Property Company. He was involved in Dallas, serving United Way, Leadership Dallas, the Strategic Issues Committee of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce, and the Economic Development Advisory Board for the City of Dallas. He was chairman of the board of directors for Goodwill Industries of Dallas and was on the executive board of the Dallas Summer Musicals. He also served on the boards of Centre National Bank, Chase National Bank Dallas and Amegy Bank. His most valued and enjoyable time was spent with his family in Wyoming and Montana, fishing, hiking and riding horses.
Doc and Linda have been members at Skillman Avenue Church of Christ in Dallas for more than 45 years, where Doc served as a Bible teacher, deacon and elder and was involved with the Skillman youth activities.
His life showed that he loved the Lord first, his family second, and that he had the best of servant hearts.
1949 – 2016
Bob HarrisonRobert (Bob) E. Harrison was born to Winston and Dorothy Harrison on April 10, 1949, in Lipan, Texas. He died in Oklahoma City on July 26, 2016, surrounded by family and friends.
When his mother Dorothy died, she left behind Bob and his older siblings, Jim and Lois. His father, Winston, then married a widow with a son, Wayne. Zelma Farley Harrison became the mother who raised him.
Bob married Rosemary Wilson on Aug. 5, 1972. To this marriage were born Angela and Tiffany. Rosemary died in 1987. After her death, Bob married a widow, Sally Cox Jenkins. Sally had twins, Jeff and Leanne. Bob and Sally then became parents of four.
During these years Bob was a minister at various churches throughout Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas. When no preaching job was to be found, he would throw papers or work at Wal-Mart or at a grocery store. Basically, he was willing to work any job to feed his family.
Bob graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Christian College and later went on to receive master’s and doctorate degrees. With all his education, he preached in a simple way so that even a young child could get something from his sermon. Twenty minute sermons were his rule.
Bob wrote many tracts to benefit the church during his career. He authored two books, “Givers God Loves” in 1981 and “Don’t Stumble Over the Rocks on your Way to Heaven” in 2008.
Bob was a one of the founding members of The Christian Chronicle’s board of trustees and served the newspaper for Churches of Christ dutifully, demonstrating a deep love for Christian journalism. He also served on the board of Christian Homes of Abilene. He maintained many friendships from his time teaching at Fort Worth Christian in the 1970s.
With more than 45 years of preaching and teaching, Bob amassed an extensive book collection that will be donated to the Oklahoma Christian University Beam Library’s Restoration Movement History Collection and general collection. His family is thankful that the books Bob loved will be put to good use.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Wayne, along with his in-laws Jack and Sarah Wilson and Claude and Mary Ellen Cox. He was also preceded in death by his brothers-in-law Robert, Kelly, Joe, and Michael, and by his daughter-in-law, Melinda. Bob is survived by his wife Sally, their four children, grandchildren Christopher, Zackary, Avery, Kaylee, Annie, Nicholas and Caleb, and his siblings Lois and Jim, along with their spouses Leroy and SueAnn. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Sherry, Peggy, Cherry, Mary Lou, Diana and Janis, brothers-in-law Johnny and Stan, and many nieces and nephews.
Dr. Virgil R. Trout
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