Stanley E. Sayers

Stanley Sayer
 Stanley E. Sayers, former Duncan resident, passed from this life and into eternity at his home in Mustang on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.
Mr. Sayers was born in Oklahoma City on Jan. 13, 1933, to Halbert and Evadel Sayers. He grew up in McLoud, where he graduated from high school in 1951. Following graduation, Sayers attended Harding College in Searcy, Ark., for two years. He
married the love of his life, Billye Mae Burrough, on July 24, 1953. Together they had two children, Elayne and James. He continued his education at East Central in Ada and Southeastern in Durant, earning a bachelor's in English. Later he returned to
East Central and completed his master's in counseling. Stanley spent his life preaching the Good News of Jesus and God's Word to anyone who would listen. He was a full-time pulpit minister in several congregations of the Church of Christ throughout Oklahoma, including Oakland, Marietta, Tulsa, Roff, Duncan and Elgin.
In addition to full-time pulpit ministry, Sayers was an evangelist to the world. He conducted numerous gospel meetings throughout the United States and was also able to speak in Canada and Indonesia. But his greatest work was through his writing. Sayers' first book, “I Have Believed,” on Christian evidences, was published in 1957. It was written to address the questions that college students face in their faith when they leave home. It was widely received and republished under the title “For This Cause,” with an accompanying workbook. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Sayers wrote for The Voice of Freedom and continued writing books through 2014. His 20 published books include “Reflecting on the Spirit,” “The Tragedy of Sin,” “The Nature of Things to Come,” “Knee Prints,” “Bridging the Generation Gap,” “Optimism in an Age of Peril” and “God's Powerful Word.” He joined the digital age with a blog called God's Powerful Word and was working on his next installment the day he died.
Sayers is survived by his wife, Billye Mae of the home; his daughter, Elayne Weger Bowman and husband, Clay; his son, James and wife, Maria; five grandchildren, Jonathan and Sarah
Weger, Paul and Devan Weger, Nathan Weger, Nicole Sayers and Molly Sayers; two brothers, Don and Paul; and a host of cousins and friends.
He was a faithful husband, loving father and doting grandfather. But most of all, Sayers was a man of God.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at [email protected].
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