Wallace Haynes Carrier, 95, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.
Born in Bristol on June 12, 1917, to Walter F. and Belle Wassom Carrier, he was preceded in death by four brothers; four sisters; and an infant son on Dec. 19, 1951.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Anne Galloway Carrier, Nashville; one son, Wallace H. Carrier Jr. (Bonny), Franklin, Ky.; three grandsons, Jared Haynes Carrier, Brian Martin Link and Robert Nicklaus Link; three great-grandchildren, Andrew and Alexis Link and Gavin Link; and 14 nieces and nephews.
Graduated from Bristol High School, Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky., he worked 51 years with Baptist churches (1941-1991) as a staff person at Clinton First Baptist Church and Baptist Tabernacle, Louisville, Ky. He was pastor of Hartsville First Baptist Church, Rockwood First Baptist Church, Harrodsburg, Ky., Baptist Church and Mill Creek Baptist Church, Nashville. In his pastorates, he led the churches in erecting new buildings, enlarging their organizations, enhancing church music and significantly increasing their support of missions and ministry. He also served as a design editor of adult Bible study materials for the Baptist Sunday School Board in Nashville.
Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, in Booker Gilbert Funeral Home, 325 W. Cedar St., Franklin, Ky.; and from noon until funeral service time at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in Immanuel Baptist Church, 222 Belle Meade Blvd., Nashville.
Burial was at Harpeth Hills Memorial Gardens in Nashville.
Memorial gifts may be made to Central Baptist Theological Seminary, 6601 Monticello Road, Shawnee, KS 66226-3513.