Longtime prof Frank Stagg dies at 89 in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Frank Stagg, a former professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, died June 2 at his home in Louisville, Ky., at the age of 89.

Stagg was a professor of New Testament interpretation and Greek at Southern Seminary in Louisville from 1964-78 and at New Orleans Seminary from 1945-64. He also had authored 10 books.

A native of Eunice, La., Stagg received his Ph.D. degree from Southern Seminary in 1943 and master's in theology there in 1938 and an undergraduate degree from Louisiana College in 1934. He did postgraduate work in New York City and Europe.

Before joining the NOBTS faculty, Stagg had been pastor of First Baptist Church, DeRidder, La., since 1940.

Stagg is survived by his wife, Evelyn Owen; two sons, Theodore and Robert; a daughter, Virginia Shane; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Crescent Hill Baptist Church, Louisville.

Stagg had designed the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University or Hospice & Palliative Care of Louisville as the beneficiaries of memorial contributions.


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