Dr. Rick Byargeon
November 8, 1957 - April 4, 2013
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Kilpatrick Funeral Home
1200 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
318-323-9611 | Map
Monday 4/8

Dr. Rick Byargeon Kilpatrick Funeral Home Ruston, LA Funeral services for Dr. Rick Byargeon will be held at 2:00 PM Monday April 8, 2013 at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Dr. Mack Roark, Rev. Clint Pressley, Dr. Eddie Wren and Dr. Steve Horn. Interment will follow at Pines Memorial Cemetery…

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Moses S. Gordon III left a message on May 23, 2013:
Fond remembrances of Dr. Rick Byargeon from my time at NOBTS. He was a great professor, preacher, and a Christian gentleman.
Amanda Lynch left a message on April 10, 2013:
Dr. Byargeon taught Hebrew to my husband and I at NOBTS. He was a godly man with a dedication to teaching and to God's Word. He will be missed. We are so sorry for your loss and will continue to keep you in our prayers.
Joyce Harrington left a message on April 9, 2013:
Jonann, May the Presence of the Lord give you comfort, peace, guidance, and joy during this difficult time in the death of Rick. His ministry lives on in many people. With love and prayers, Joyce Harrington
Patricia Wall left a message on April 9, 2013:
Jonann & Will - My heart broke this morning when I heard Dr. Rick had lost his battle with cancer. I loved him because he baptized my husband and was a part of our Christian family. Had I received the message earlier I would have been there in person to support you in your grief. You and Will are in my thoughts and prayers. I only wish I could do more for you. I love and miss you! I will try to contact you at a later date.
Patty McWilliams left a message on April 8, 2013:
So sorry to hear of Rick's death. He put up a good fight and now has his eternal reward.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Ralph Cheek left a message on April 8, 2013:
Jonann, we are so sad to hear about Rick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Lynda and Charles Mills left a message on April 8, 2013:
Dr. Rick was bigger than life to us-- his example and teaching was so special and words cannot say how much we will miss him. Jonann, he is so proud of you, your strength is amazing and we hold you in our prayers.
David Brittain left a message on April 8, 2013:
JonAnn and Will, I am so saddened to hear of Dr. Byargeon's passing never could bring myself to call him Rick. As my academic mentor, he made a profound impression on my life and ministry. Grading OT and Hebrew for him those two years at NOBTS was a joy. I learned so much from him and to this day, reference his notes. I remember well his excitement at becoming a father. Great times. I will remember you in my prayers. May the God of all comfort bring you the peace only he can.
David Brittain left a message on April 8, 2013:
JonAnn and Will, I am so saddened to hear of Dr. Byargeon's passing never could bring myself to call him Rick. As my academic mentor, he made a profound impression on my life and ministry. Grading OT and Hebrew for him those two years at NOBTS was a joy. I learned so much from him and to this day, reference his notes. I remember well his excitement at becoming a father. Great times. I will remember you in my prayers. May the God of all comfort bring you the peace only he can.
Stephen/Annette Burnette left a message on April 8, 2013:
Jonann, Connection: SWBTS and Gambrell Street Baptist Through the years we have thought of you both and those early years' memories warm our hearts. Our prayers are with you and love is undiminished. We wish there would be some way to help share the burden. There are no words.... Rick was one of my favorite people. We love you both. Steve/Annette
Jimmy and Laurie Martin left a message on April 8, 2013:
Jonann, Laurie and I join many others in expressing our love and prayers for you. Rick was a friend. He was a great pastor. He served our Risen Lord here on earth, and now no longer sees "through a glass darkly but face to face.". May the Lord's presence bring you peace now as you lean on Him.
Dr. Shelley Todd left a message on April 8, 2013:
Jonann and Will, I was so saddened to hear the news of Rick's passing. I know we barely shared time here on this earth while studying Hebrew together with Bob Bergen, but I will never forget what a wonderful sense of fun Rick had. I still laugh every time I see a bottle of file powder and remember the trick he played on John. I will be praying for you during this time of grief. May God enfold you in his loving arms and give you peace.
Dennis Milne left a message on April 7, 2013:
Praying for you and that you will know the comfort of God. We will always remember Rick as a great mentor, professor and man of God.
Keith and Linda Roach left a message on April 7, 2013:
Johnann, Linda and I are so sorry for your loss. Rick was a great friend and great minister for God. We are grateful for having known him and you throughout our seminary days. I had been praying for him through his ordeal. We will continue to hold you close to God through our prayers through these days. Keith and Linda Roach
Walter Brown left a message on April 7, 2013:
Jonann, I regret so much hearing of Rick's passing. I know that this road has been a difficult one for all of you. As I have prayed for Rick, you, and Will during the last several months, I will continue to pray for you and Will. May the Lord give you strength, peace, and direction in the coming days. Walter and Joyce
Norm & Lenna Warren left a message on April 7, 2013:
Jonann & Will, Norm I and our Family loved Rick so much appreciating his sermons @ Parkview Baptist Church and the fellowship we had with him when he could occasionally come to our home for Sunday lunch! So sorry we will be unble to be with you during this time to celebrate his life! We love you and will continue to pray!
Don and Mona Stewart left a message on April 7, 2013:
Jonann and Will, Mona and I were saddened beyond words to hear of Rick's death. We are sorrowing for you, your larger family, and your Temple Baptist family of faith, NOT for Rick. We have all lost physical touch with someone who was special to us, but he is alive forevermore and the Lord's Spirit will fill the temporary empty place in our lives. We are praying for you and asking a special touch from the Father as He walks with you THROUGH the valley of the shadow of death. Just know that you are on our minds and in our hearts.
Dr. David W. Stidham left a message on April 6, 2013:
He will be missed by many. He was truly a scholar and a gentleman.
Rev. Luis Cabrera left a message on April 6, 2013:
I was a former student of Dr. Byargeon at the New Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Byargeon was one of the best professors that I had in the seminary. Dr. Byargeon was not a professor that settled for mediocrity from his students. He wanted us to excel to the max. His tests were one of the hardest that I took at the seminary. Because of him I learned concepts from Hermeneutics that have helped me in my ministry. I will always be thankful for his contribution in my life and in the life of many of his students. God blessed him with the gift of teaching and blessed me for being one of his students. My sincere condolences and may God bless you.
Mark McGee left a message on April 6, 2013:
I loved Dr. Byargeon's teaching, his sense of humor... rather dry... and his passion for teaching his students. He was my professor at NOBTS and taught me some of my Hebrew classes. He expected nothing less than the best and even made Hebrew Syntax enjoyable. God bless you in your grief.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Alan & Sandy Miller left a message on April 6, 2013:
May our Lord bless your family during this time. We pray our Lord will give you strength and peace. We know that Rick's spiritual investments are eternal. May your family and the Temple Family experience the overwhelming love of Jesus.
Kristie Roberts left a message on April 6, 2013:
Jonann and Will - I wish I could be there with you to celebrate the life of Dr. B! He was a great man and you all were a special family to us. We miss you and love you. We have been praying and will continue to pray. It is hard being so far away during this time. I do know that he is undoubtedly already having an awesome time with Jesus! Sending our love from South Asia. James, Kristie, and Rebekah
Chuck Kelley left a message on April 6, 2013:
Jonann, Rhonda and I are praying so much for you and Will. We have loved you and Rick, and Will from our first meeting. You will always be in the hearts of our NOBTS family.
Mike and Kay Asher left a message on April 6, 2013:
We are sad for your family and your church family. I know that Dr. Rick is enjoying heaven, so we rejoice in that. Our son who is on the staff at Temple, and all the others, will miss their pastor so much. We are praying for all, to be able to carry on Christ's work in the church in a mighty way! May Our Lord grant comfort, peace, and healing of the hurt.
Michael J. Taylor left a message on April 6, 2013:
I remember "Ricky" when we were very young growing up in Rayville, LA. He was a kind and friendly person back in Elementary School also. My condolences to Rick's family and friends. I'm sure he has already heard the words "Well done, good and faithful servant!"
Dan Strain left a message on April 6, 2013:
Dr. Byargeon was a man who God who loved people. I had a class on the book of Amos and he did a fabulous job of teaching it. I am thankful that he crossed my path. Please know that his life made a difference for the kingdom.
Rev. Jonathan Lancaster left a message on April 6, 2013:
I never had the pleasure of sitting under Dr. Byargeon in class, but I did come in contact with him quite frequently at NOBTS. I found him to be a man of great depth & character. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers.
William Jennings Bill left a message on April 6, 2013:
I am so sorry for your loss. Rick was an old friend that has left the world to soon.
Tresa Chastain left a message on April 6, 2013:
I am deeply sorry for your lose. I pray that God will comfort your hearts in knowing you will see him again in heaven.
Salam and Sherry Shorrosh left a message on April 5, 2013:
DearJonann, Sherry and I were deeply grieved to of your loss. Rick will definitely be missed. Know we are praying for you and Will. Love, Sam and Sherry Shorrosh
Ronnie Vail left a message on April 5, 2013:
Dr. Rick was a man of great impact. He touched the lives of those he shepherded at Temple, and those of lives all over North LA and beyond. I have been personally touched by his ministry. He was a true servant of God who had a burning desire to see lives changed by God's grace. I will always be grateful for his life, service, and example.
Keith Duncan left a message on April 5, 2013:
Rick was a great professor, and good friend as we served together at Country Woods. I am glad he is now experiencing what he taught so many to believe and others of us to teach.
Dr. Charles Wesley and Judy Wesley left a message on April 5, 2013:
To all in the family, Judy and I want you to know that we are praying for you. We are praying that you will experience in a very special way God's strength, comfort and peace. Even though we know you are grieving, we all know that Rick is rejoicing in the presence of The Lord he served so faithfully. You can also be sure that the FBC family of Jonesboro will keep you and the Temple family in our prayers.
Suzanne McCarter left a message on April 5, 2013:
Jonann, You and Dr. Rick have been in our prayers for quite some time. We will sorely miss him. He was very loved by our family. Dr. Rick was with us when Suzanne's mom died, and when we had other issues. No one will ever be able to replace Dr. Rick at Temple. We've never been members of a church where the pastor was so knowledgeable in the Word. You will continue to be in our prayers. We love you. Greg & Suzanne McCarter
Tim Post left a message on April 5, 2013:
Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. May our Heavenly Father engulf you in His love and may you all know His presence as never before. We have lost a great man of God, but knowing he's receiving his reward is such a wonderful thought! God bless you all.
Bruce & Mary Ayres left a message on April 5, 2013:
Mary and I want to express our sincere condolences for Dr. Rick. We will always have good memories of his leadership of Temple.
Daniel LeBlanc left a message on April 5, 2013:
Rick was both a friend and teacher to many of us. I studied under him when he was a professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I also served with him on staff at Parkview Baptist Church in Baton Rouge. Great men of God, like Rick, live on through their sermons, writings, and the thousands of people whose lives he impacted and changed. He will be missed and always remembered as a great man of God.
Bob Gosey left a message on April 5, 2013:
Jonanne, I am praying for you and Will. I know Rick will be greatly missed. I am grieving with you. May God give you peace and healing. In Christ, Bob Gosey
Dr Shannon D Marshall left a message on April 5, 2013:
Forever grateful for how Dr Byargeon spoke into my life. At times in his class at NOBTS I thought he was tough as nails but I became more for Christ because of it and loved him for it later. Thanks again Dr. See you there or in the air. Praying for his family and church family.
Randy Brown left a message on April 5, 2013:
I was a student of Dr. Byargeon's at NOBTS. He gave me such a deep appreciation of the Old Testament. I learned much from him. I also came to appreciate his dry sense of humor. I offer my heartfelt condolences to his family during this difficult time. Praying for you.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Dr. Janet Neumann left a message on April 5, 2013:
Dearest Jonann and Will - So sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Byargeon. He was an outstanding teacher of God's Word and I remember him with fondness. May our Lord surround you with His love. Janet Neumann, NOBTS '96, 2005
Kaye Grantham Fryer left a message on April 5, 2013:
Cant express how sorry I am . I remember little Ricky next door. He and family have been in my prayers and thoughts this last year. I just moved back to north La after being in Baton Rouge for 40 years and last few months was going to visit and I'm so sorry I didn't get over to see him. Bless all of his friends and loved ones .
Debbie Weber left a message on April 5, 2013:
Dear Jonann and Will, How saddened I was to read of Dr. Byargeon's passing. Please know of my prayers for your family during this time of sadness. In Christ, Debbie Weber in Taiwan
Tom and Mary Kilpatrick left a message on April 5, 2013:
Please accept our most sorrowful sympathy in the loss of Dr. Rick. He is a great loss for all of us.
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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