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Yandall Clark Woodfin III

Yandall Clark Woodfin III Obituary
Dr. Yandall Clark Woodfin III, a Christian educator and minister, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Service: Honoring his memory and his God will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Agape Baptist Church with Dr. Jim Denison and Dr. Dean Dickens officiating. The family will greet visitors in Agape Baptist Faith Hall after the service. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate any contributions to Agape Baptist Church youth ministry. Yandall willed his body to UT Southwestern Medical School. Born in Cisco, Yandall moved to Fort Worth as an infant and graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1945. He received his bachelor's degree from Baylor University, master of theology from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey, master of divinity and doctor of philosophy from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a second doctor of philosophy from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, with additional graduate study at Cambridge University in England. After serving briefly as pastor, Yandall began his teaching career while directing Baptist Student Ministries at Tarleton State University in Stephenville. He taught at Baylor University; the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Rueschlikon, Zurich, Switzerland; and for 27 years at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth before retiring in 1994. He served as interim or guest preacher for churches throughout Texas and Oklahoma. While on sabbaticals from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he served as pastor of English language churches in Tripoli, Libya, and Munich, Germany; taught again at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Switzerland; Carey College in Auckland, New Zealand; Whitley College, University of Melbourne in Australia; and was scholar in residence at the Nazarene Bible College in Buesingen, Germany. He authored two books and numerous scholarly articles for theological and philosophical journals. An exceptional artist, Yandall delighted in sharing his landscape oil paintings and prints with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Y.C. and Viola Woodfin of Fort Worth; and his son, Yandall Clark Woodfin IV. Survivors: His devoted wife of 65 years, Leta Frances Beene Woodfin; daughters, Dr. Carol Woodfin, Linda Wells and Rosemary Anderson and husband, Mark Jordan; sister, Diane Orr and husband, Donald; grandchildren, Nancy Etter-Fuentes, Steve and Sylvia Etter, and Michael Wells; and niece, Alicia Chavis, her husband, Vernon, and son, Jacob.
Published in Star-Telegram on May 30, 2014
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