CLARKS GREEN — Richard W. "Dick" Engle, 80, of Clarks Green, entered the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 9, 2014, surrounded by his loving wife of 54 years, Barbara (Mitchell) Engle, and his devoted family.
Born Dec. 14, 1933, in Port Crane, N.Y., to the late Richard M. and Laura (Kimball) Engle, he was a graduate of North High School, Binghamton, N.Y., Baptist Bible Seminary, Johnson City, N.Y., Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas, and earned his Th.D. at Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind. He was ordained to the ministry by Fundamental Baptist Church, Indiana, Pa., in 1965.
After 10 years of pastoral ministry in Dallas, Texas, and Indiana, Pa., he served on the faculty of Baptist Bible College and Seminary in Clarks Summit for 35 years, investing faithfully and lovingly in the lives of hundreds of students. He retired from the seminary as professor of Old Testament literature, language and exegesis in 2006. "Doc Engle" was loved and respected by his students and colleagues, trusted as scholar and friend and a quiet source of strength and encouragement to all – family, friends, and neighbors.
He was a faithful member and teacher at Heritage Baptist Church, Clarks Summit.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Drewry; and a brother, Robert.
Also surviving are his children, Diane Henzler and her husband, Mark, Managua, Nicaragua, and Richard W. Engle Jr. and his wife, Cheri, Irvona, Pa.; sisters, Lois Kirby, Spring Hill, Fla., and Laura Palmer, Rush, N.Y.; brother, Donald Engle, Roscoe, N.Y.; and grandchildren, Suzanna and Andrew Henzler and Emily, Jonathan, Kathryn and Abigail Engle.
A memorial service in celebration of his life was held at Heritage Baptist Church, 415 Venard Road, Clarks Summit.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Richard W. Engle Memorial Scholarship Fund of Baptist Bible Seminary, 538 Venard Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411, or online at ww2.bbc.edu/donations.
To send an online condolence, visit www.lawrenceeyoungfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home.