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Bill Humble

ACU Remembers: Dr. Bill Humble

Church historian Dr. Bill J. Humble (’48), a former longtime Bible professor and administrator at Abilene Christian University, died March 19, 2024, in Amarillo, Texas, at age 97. A Celebration of Life will take place at 10:30 a.m. March 25, 2024, at the Central Church of Christ Chapel. He was born Sept. 18, 1926, in … Continued

ACU Remembers: Burl McCoy

Hollis Burl McCoy (’54), one of the most successful women’s basketball coaches in Abilene Christian University history, died March 18, 2024, in Abilene, Texas, at age 91. Visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. March 22, 2024, at the Merkel Church of Christ, with the funeral at 2 p.m. and burial afterward at Rose Hill Cemetery.  … Continued

Terry Bowman

ACU Remembers: Terry Bowman

Longtime ACU staff member Terry Wayne Bowman, 59, died Feb. 15, 2024, in Abilene, Texas. He was born June 9, 1964, in Abilene.  A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Church of Christ. Bowman worked for ACU for more than 30 years, initially as a plumber and for … Continued

ACU Remembers: Don W. Hood

Don Wade Hood (’55), former Abilene Christian University track and field head coach whose athletes won national championships, set world records and achieved Olympic success, died Feb. 9, 2024, in Abilene, Texas, at age 90. Visitation with the family is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at Elliott Hamil Funeral Home (5701 U.S. … Continued

ACU Remembers: Barbara Bates

Longtime benefactor and former Abilene Christian University trustee Barbara Jo Allan “Barbie” Bates (’61) died Jan. 6, 2024, in San Antonio, Texas, at age 85. A Celebration of Life service will be held Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park and Funeral Home, followed by a reception. She was born Dec. 19, 1938, … Continued

Landon Saunders

ACU Remembers: Landon Saunders

Beloved evangelist Dr. Landon Brady Saunders (’23 L.H.D.) of Norwich, Vermont, the namesake of a new academic center at Abilene Christian University, died Nov. 14, 2023, at age 86. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2024, at Light of the World Church of Christ in Dallas.  He was born … Continued

Ray Hansen

ACU Remembers: Ray Hansen

Longtime ACU trustee Ray Victor Hansen (’53), 91, died Oct. 29, 2023, in College Station, Texas.  A funeral service took place there today. A burial service is scheduled for Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. at Abilene’s Texas State Veterans Cemetery (7457 W. Lake Road, Abilene, Texas 79601). He was born March 5, 1932, in Stamford, … Continued

Ove Johansson

ACU Remembers: Ove Johansson

Ove Claes Johansson (’77), whose collegiate football experience was short but life-changing after he kicked a world-record 69-yard field goal as a senior at Abilene Christian University, died Sept. 30, 2023, in Amarillo, Texas. He was 75. A Celebration of Life service is planned for Thursday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. at Central Church of … Continued

John Willis

ACU Remembers: Dr. John Willis

Moody Coliseum was nearly new in 1971 and half the buildings on today’s Abilene Christian University campus had not been built when Dr. John Thomas Willis (’55) returned to his native Abilene, Texas, with his wife and four school-aged children.  He brought 15 years experience on the faculty at Lipscomb University and a scholarly vitae … Continued

James Segrest

ACU Remembers: James Segrest

James Lewis Segrest (’59), a Texas high school track and field legend and the last surviving member of world record-setting Abilene Christian University relay teams of the mid-1950s, died Aug. 5, 2023, in Fort Worth, Texas, at age 86. Friends and family remembered him in a memorial service Aug. 12 in Granbury, Texas.  Segrest was … Continued