LAMESA - Funeral services for Brother Clifton Igo, 92, of Lamesa will be held on Saturday, July 27, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Bro. Pat Githens and Syl Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Lamesa Memorial Park under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6 -8 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2013 at Second Baptist Church. Bro. Igo passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013 in Lamesa.
He was born on March 30, 1921 in Gunter to Julian and Ovie Igo. He married Norma Lee Spralding on Aug. 6, 1939; they were married for 73 years. Bro. Igo graduated from Gunter High School in 1939. He earned his bachelor's degree in theology from Decatur Baptist College. He also graduated from Austin College in Sherman with a bachelor's degree and attended seminary at Fort Worth.
Bro. Igo served during World War II
in the South Pacific, and he received many medals for his service. He was honorably discharged in 1946. He served as manager of the Dr. Pepper Warehouse in McKinney. He entered into the ministry at North Baptist Church in McKinney in 1951. He has served many years in ministry. He has pastored churches in Grayson, Collin, Lubbock and Dawson counties.
He was a pastor in Colorado Springs, Colo. and Greeley, Colo. He was active in almost every position in the BGCT and Colorado Convention. He served as Chaplain for hospitals, Hospice, BGCT Mission Corp., and Lamesa Fire, Sheriff's, and Police departments. Bro. Igo retired from pastoring Second Baptist Church after almost 20 years. He preached revivals in Mexico, Guatemala, Canada, Israel, Japan, California, Missouri, Michigan, Chicago, Arizona, and Oklahoma.
Bro. Igo was the State Leader in Royal Ambassadors in Colorado for seven years. He was a past member of AMBUCS. He loved his work with young people and was the State Leader of the Youth Ponderosa Baptist Encampment in Colorado Springs, Colo. He served as Colorado Baptist Convention Chairman of the Executive Board for two years and was a member of the Executive Board of the Baptist General Convention.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Igo of Lamesa; two sons, Tony Igo and wife, Jo of Clovis, N.M., and Jon Igo of Lubbock; three daughters, Linda Myrick and husband, Mike of Baytown, Judy Myers and husband, Kenneth of Lamesa, and Marsha Lindsey and husband, Paul of Lubbock; grandchildren, Paul Myrick, Kevin Igo, Sarah McIlroy, Joshua Burkett, Aaron Burkett, Andy Burkett, Michele Lunsford, Melissa Staggs, Corrie Igo, Kyle Igo, Chris Igo, and Rachel Bolte; and 21 great-grandchildren plus one in the oven.
Brother Igo's greatest verse was John 3:16; he quoted it this way, "God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son if I would believe in Him that I would not perish but have everlasting life."
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