A time to mourn

Jack Boustead

Jack Boustead

Wyatt Jones

Wyatt Jones

“Jesus wept” (John 11:35).

As a child, I remember learning this verse because it was the shortest one in the Bible.

As I grew older, it became one with deep meaning as Jesus grieves over the death of one he loves, Lazarus.

Yesterday, there was weeping as the Harding community buried two of our own.

Jack Boustead and Wyatt Jones both went to their rewards Sunday. I didn’t know either man very well, but you didn’t have to know them well to see the quality of character they had.

Boustead was a swimming coach who retired from the kinesiology department. He always had an encouraging word, especially about Harding magazine, for me.

Jones directed the graduate programs in education and later was associate dean of the department. I sat in his Wednesday Bible class a few years ago where he always got the class going with one of his trademark stories or jokes.

Both were deeply committed to Christ, their wives and their families.

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints” (Psalm 116:15).

Tom Buterbaugh, editor/designer

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