Sunday, October 30, 2011

Obituary - Harold Sellers

For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him. -1 Thessalonians 5:9-10

Harold Lamar Sellers, born May 25, 1937, died September 23, 2011 at the age of 74. At the time of his death he was the Director of Missions (DOM) for Madison Baptist Association in Alabama. He had previously served pastorates in Alabama and Texas, and as DOM of the Coastal Plains Baptist Area (Colorado Baptist Association & San Felipe Baptist Association), Texas from1987-2004. He was a graduate of Houston Baptist University.

The Moultrie Observer, Huntsville, Alabama noted in Sellers’ obituary, “He had a ‘heart’ for others in ministry and first responders, dedicating much of his life to supporting police officers as chaplain with the Rosenberg Police Department in Texas and Huntsville Police Department in Alabama.”

Sellers was preceded in death by his parents, E.M. and Evie Lee Sellers, and by his brother, Larry Sellers. He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Margaret; his daughter, Londa Hladky and husband John of Huntsville, Alabama; a son, Daryl Scott Sellers and wife Stephanie of Huntsville; two brothers, Kenneth Sellers of Valdosta and Ferrell Sellers of Ray City; a sister, Ernestine Dismuke of Moultrie; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Interment was at Valhalla Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama.

Harold Sellers gave me, as a teenage preacher, one of my first opportunities to preach. As I remember, he had me preach for a Youth Day on a Sunday morning at his church in Missouri City, TX. My older brother, Steve Brumbelow, preached for him in Revival. Brother Sellers was a great example of what a pastor and a Director of Missions should be.

Harold Sellers’ obituary can be found in The Alabama Baptist, The Moultrie Observer, Colorado Baptist Association, and the Southern Baptist Texan.

-David R. Brumbelow, Gulf Coast Pastor, October 30, AD 2011.


  1. David, it is obvious you highly respected Mr. Harold Sellers. Connie& I have lived here in Huntsville, Alabama, since 1/1/80. We were not privileged to know him, or his family. Do you know the name of his home church? We are members of Willow Brook Baptist,
    We are flying to Corpus on Tuesday, 11/22/11, to visit her mother, Mary Crisp for 2 weeks.
    FYI, I attended your dad's funeral ceremony, and highly respect all you Brumbelows! Are there any newer generation preacher boys?

  2. Barry,
    I will always appreciate you and all those who took the time to attend my dad, Joe Brumbelow's funeral at FBC, Lake Jackson, TX.

    For those who may not know, dad was Barry's pastor a few years back in Corpus Christi, TX. If anyone wants to know more about him, read "The Wit and Wisdom of Pastor Joe Brumbelow." A number of folks who did not know him, have said upon reading the book, they now feel like they do know him.

    According to The Alabama Baptist, Harold Sellers was a member of First Baptist Church, Meridianville. As I previously mentioned, I believe he was a great example.
    David R. Brumbelow


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