Obituaries published in the Sunday, June 9, 2002, edition of The Messenger.
Dr. Homer "Gillis" Partin
Services for Dr. Homer "Gillis" Partin, 84, of Montgomery, who died Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at his home will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2002, at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Troy with Dr. Dwight Gustafson, Retired Dean of Fine Arts at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina officiating.
Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Troy under the direction of Dillard Funeral Home of Troy.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, June 09, 2002, at the funeral home.
Dr. Partin was born in Troy in 1918 the son of William and Lelia Partin. He graduated from Troy High School, then received his BA Degree and
Honorary D.D. from Bob Jones University and earned a Masters and PHD in Educational Management at Pensacola Christian College and also earned a Masters from Dallas Theological Seminary. For ten years, he was in New York State as executive director of Ontario Bible Conference in New York State on Lake Ontario. During the winter months, he held evangelistic meetings in churches in New York State and other states in the Northeast.
At the age of 13, Dr. Partin accepted Christ as his savior and served him faithfully the remainder of his life.
Over a period of twenty five years he served as pastor of numerous churches throughout the Southeastern United States including God’s Way Baptist Church in Troy. He also directed, as principal, Christian schools in Troy, Montgomery and Wetumpka and in Gulf port, Mississippi.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Roberts Partin of Montgomery, originally of Auburn, New York; son and his wife, Reverend Gerald and Linda Partin of Montgomery; daughters and husband, Karen and Tony Ackerman of Mr. Vernon, Kentucky and Brenda Farrant of Minneapolis, Minnesota; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Bob Jones, Tommy Hudman, Dennis Lee, Harold Watkins, Charles Barron and Lavaughn Adkinson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Harlan Dee, Herman Glass, Rod Carter and Hank Daugherty.