Roy J. Hearn
Founder, Memphis School of Preaching
Gospel Advocate Obituary
Roy J. Hearn, member of the Willow Avenue Church of Christ in Cookeville, died Nov. 25, 2000. He was 89.
He taught for a number of years at Freed-Hardeman and Lipscomb Universities and was founder and director of the Memphis School of Preaching for 17 years. He retired in 1983 for health reasons. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Nashville Bible School.
While a student at Freed-Hardeman, he was a book sales representative for the Gospel Advocate Co. When he attended Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn., he worked as the GA' s office manager. His wife, Sadie, worked as B.C. Goodpasture's secretary at the GA.
Hearn had preached for congregations in Alabama, Tennessee and Texas.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sadie, of Cookeville; two daughters, Dolly Totty and Janet Paden, both of Cookeville; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
-Gospel Advocate, Obituaries, January, 2001, page 45
Directions To The Grave Of Roy J. Hearn
R. J. Hearn is buried in the Memorial
Park Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee. I had the opportunity to visit the cemetery
in January, 2002 with my good friend Jimmy Ferguson, preacher of the Stage Road
Church of Christ in Memphis.