A Heartfelt Farewell
TEXARKANA, TEX. – Just one month after our October Pastor Appreciation tribute to Daniel Supler, we no longer have him with us. We are grateful we had the opportunity to let him know how much his presence and service meant, and how much we loved and appreciated him. He passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 25, 2018, during a short trip to Columbia, Maryland, where he was to perform a wedding and have a brief visit with his family in Chicago and in New Jersey.
The members of the Texarkana, Magnolia and El Dorado churches want to express our love and appreciation for this man of God who made it his daily mission to lift us up in prayer and watch over his flock. He encouraged and supported each of us. His sermons focused the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives, and he supported and participated in all our ministries. He kept his appointments with all three of his churches and went beyond a weekly or monthly visit by participating in all evangelistic efforts. He truly appreciated his leaders in all three churches, and let them know how much he appreciated them.
We also want to express our love and appreciation for his wife, Edit, a true Shepherdess. Edit is a true role model of a pastor’s helpmate. She was “behind the scenes,” but we knew she was a member of the pastoral team. She displayed great love and affection to every member with a gentle spirit and appreciation for the church leaders. They both loved us and we will remember what Daniel Supler wanted us to know: “Let the Holy Spirit fill you with love. Love each other.”
By Loretta Johnson