Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Obituary - Pastor O. O. Ervin

O. O. Ervin (April 6, 1924 - September 2, 2013) was born in Briggs, Texas and pastored churches in Corpus Christi, Bynum, Mount Calm, New London, Kingsville, South Padre Island, and Lewisville, TX. He graduated from the University of Corpus Christi and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX. He retired to Wimberly, later to Lewisville. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughter, Kitty Gant; son, Mackey; sister, Jean Dudley; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

My dad, Joe Brumbelow, attended UCC with Ervin, and they and their wives were lifelong friends. A number of times through the years Joe would preach revivals for him, and O. O. would preach revivals for Joe. O. O. Ervin was an outstanding soul-winner and preacher of the Word of God. He would tell others about Jesus as a part of his regular lifestyle.

On one occasion Joe Brumbelow said O. O. Ervin taught him more about soul-winning than anyone else. On another occasion, O. O. Ervin said the same about Joe Brumbelow. They both loved pointing the lost to Jesus Christ.

-David R. Brumbelow, Gulf Coast Pastor, November 12, AD 2013.