Richard L. Weightman-May 19, 2011

Our Heavenly Father called Richard L. Weightman home on Thursday, May 19, 2011. He was 64 years old. Services are scheduled at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 23, 2011, at the First Baptist Church of Dumas, TX. Rev. Dan Martin, Pastor of Liberty Baptist Church of Dalhart, TX, will be officiating. He will be assisted by Richard’s nephew, Jim McClure of Amarillo, Tx.  Burial will follow at Northlawn Memorial Gardens in Dumas.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 500 N. Maddox
Richard was born on May 27, 1946, in Quanah, TX, to L.P. and Myrtle Weightman. He graduated from Dumas High School in 1964. He married Keva Truelock on July 15, 1966, in Etter, TX. Richard accepted Christ as his Savior in December, 1971. He then surrendered his life to full-time ministry in 1973. He attended Arlington Baptist College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1977. He went on to pastor several churches, including Trinity Baptist Church in Omaha, NE, and Bible Baptist Church in New Braunfels, TX. He faithfully followed God and served over 20 years in full-time ministry. Richard continued to preach the Word of God and ministered in his local church. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church of Dalhart, TX, at the time of his death.
For the past four years, Richard was employed by Jack Oldham Oil Co., Inc. of Dumas.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandad, and friend.
He was preceded in death by his parents, L.P. and Myrtle Weightman, and by his sister, Ginger.
Richard is survived by his wife, Keva, of the home; two daughters, Shelia Weightman and Tammy Anderson and husband, Bob; three grandchildren, Abby, Max, and Wyatt Anderson; three sisters, Arlene Weightman, Beverly McClure, and Helen Sharpe; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
The family suggests memorials to The Paul Martin Memorial Bible Publishing Fund, c/o Liberty Baptist Church, 12020 U.S. Hwy 87, Dalhart, TX 79022.

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