Services for Joe Dwinnell, 72, Kemp, were held June 21, 2008, in the First Presbyterian Church in Mabank with Drs. Ron Holloman, Eugene March and Gary Anderson officiating under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.
Dwinnell was born Sept. 5, 1935, in Dallas to Walter Harold Dwinnell and Grace Halsted who preceded him in death. He died June 16, 2008, in Kemp.
He married Carol Estelle Dudley Nov. 26, 1935 at Sunset Presbyterian Church in Dallas officiated by the Rev. Howard Matmann.
He graduated with honors from Sunset High School in 1953 and attended Austin College in Sherman from 1953 to 1956.
He graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1957 with a bachelors degree in psychology and from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin in 1960 with a degree in Divinity.
His ministry services included a 1960-61 internship at Adams Parkhurst Presbyterian Church in New York City, N.Y., 1961-64 in Cincinnati, Ohio, at Robertson Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1964-75 at Eastminister Presbyterian Church in Topeka, Kan., and 1975-89, in Blackwell, Okla., at the First Presbyterian Church.
In 2000, he retired from Mabank Presbyterian Church after having served for 40 years in the ministry.
After retirement, he served interim ministries in Ennis and Terrell.
He was made Pastor Emeritus at Mabank Presbyterian Church.
He served on Committee on Ministry for Grace Presbytery and was a member of the Mabank Lions Club, Mabank Chamber of Commerce and Fellowship Parish of East Texas.
He loved to garden, raising hybrid irises, roses and loved to feed birds.
His first love was Colorado and he traveled there every summer and sometimes in the fall for more than 30 years.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 53 years Carol Dudley Dwinnell; sons Michael Dwinnell and wife Cynthia and his two children Lanai and Brighton and her son Ryan; Ric Dwinnell and wife Jean and his two daughters Erin and Audrey and her daughter Victoria; daughter Patty Oliver and husband Laurence Oliver and her two children Holly and Jason and his two children James and Anna; and youngest daughter Debe Glaze and her two children Kyler and Reid; brothers David Dwinnell and wife Mary Dudley Dwinnell and their three children, Bill Dwinnell and wife Peggy Wright Dwinnell and their three children; sister Pat and husband Chuck Newby and their two sons.
He was a beloved husband, father, pastor and friend and will be missed by all.
The family requests donations be given to the First Presbyterian Church of Mabank for its building fund.
A memorial service for Greg Wagner, 20, Seven Points, was held June 20, at Christian Life Center Church with the Rev. Barry Boatright officiating.
Wagner was born March 31, 1988, in Dallas and died June 16, 2008, in Gun Barrel City.
Previously of Balch Springs, he had resided in Seven Points for the past six years. He was a carpenter and had attended Mesquite and Mabank schools.
Survivors include his parents Susan and Frank Wagner, Seven Points; sisters Angela Peeler and husband Doug, Austin; Jessica Sutton, Balch Springs; brother Thomas Cline, Seven Points; grandmother Linda Jordan, Balch Springs; cousin Lori Sutton, Seven Points; other family members and many friends.
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