George Feldmann - TFT Contributor and Illustrator
As many of you know, on February 6th, 2019 George Feldmann, faithful writer and illustrator for TFT for many years, fell asleep in the Lord. Sadly, the family had also experienced a devastating house fire that destroyed their home less than 2 weeks before George’s death. George was 96 at his death and began his relationship with TFT by adding illustrations to various articles by Oscar Baker. Eventually, he moved on to writing his own articles, complete with illustrations. His work is remembered and appreciated by many TFT subscribers and a collection of all his illustrated articles is available from TFT. His humble nature and deep understanding of the truth rightly divided made George a true teacher, and he will be missed. Colossians 3:4 will be engraved on his tombstone:
Col 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. May George rest in peace.
Ronnie McCurry - TFT
Joseph L. Watkins - TFT President 1987 - 2002
Joseph (Joe) L. Watkins, 88, of Lafayette, passed away at 7:50 pm, Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Creasy Springs Health Campus.
Joe is asleep in Christ, awaiting resurrection. We look forward to our time together with him again, in the heavens far above all heavens.
Born August 25, 1927 in Lafayette, he was the son of the late Lewis and Ethel (Downs) Watkins. Joe also honorably served in the United States Army.
His first marriage was to Betty L. Davis on June 23, 1943 in Lafayette and she preceded him in death. He later married Marjorie Ruth Kayser on May 24, 1987 in California and she survives.
Joe was self-employed as a developer and builder, retiring in 2001. He developed Watkins Glen Subdivision and was past President of Truth for Today Ministries from 1986 - 2002. Joe enjoyed golfing and traveling, especially enjoying his trips to Israel, Hawaii, France, and Switzerland.
Surviving with his wife, Marjorie Watkins, are his children, Roger A. Watkins (wife: Jean) and Adina Dyer (husband: Grant), both of Lafayette; siblings, Minnie Spurgeon of Lafayette and Myrtle Garrison of Watseka, IL; four grandchildren; and several great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death with his parents and first wife is a son, Terry Watkins, and nine siblings.
Joe was dedicated to the Word of Truth Rightly Divided as set forth in Scripture:
2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”
Philippians 1:10 “That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.”