Thursday, July 22, 2010
DOUG OLDHAM DEAD AT 79
Gospel singer Doug (Reed) Oldham died Wednesday morning at the Charlottesville (VA.) Medical Center. Sources say that Oldham was scheduled for back surgery at 9am. The Hall of Fame singer was 79 year old. Reports indicate that Doug was aware that he might not survive the surgery. Jonathan Falwell, Pastor at Thomas Road Baptist Church says: "Doug told me this Sunday morning, just a couple days ago as we talked on the phone. He said, 'you know what? I know where I'm going and I'm fine with it."
The Indiana native and Dove Award winner recorded 65 albums, including popular tracks titled "He Touched Me,' The King is Coming,' and 'A Rich Man Am I.' Oldham appeared on the PTL program, his own show called 'Hi Doug' and in 1972 he joined the Old Time Gospel Hour in Lynchburg. Doug Oldham leaves behind his wife, Laura Lee, three daughters, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Visitation - Sunday evening, July 25, at 7:00 p.m. at Pate Chapel on the campus of Thomas Road Baptist Church.
Funeral - Monday, July 26, at 3:00 p.m. at Thomas Road Baptist Church.
News courtesy of SGReporter, Chuck Peters