Allen Drew Peebles, 65, of Gravel Ridge died May 7.
Peebles served in the U.S. Army for nine years before he became a pastor.
He was pastor of Mandeville Baptist Church in Texarkana for 16 years. He was serving as an associate pastor at First Baptist Church in Gravel Ridge at the time of his death.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Phyllis, of Gravel Ridge, a son, a daughter, eight grandchildren, his mother and five sisters.
A memorial service was held May 12 at First Baptist Church in Gravel Ridge, followed by a graveside service at Childers Cemetery in DeWitt.