Wayne Allan HeinzeFebruary 28, 1929 ~ December 31, 2017 (age 88)
BUFFALO GAP: Reverend Wayne Allan Heinze, 88 entered into Heaven Sunday, December 31, 2017.
He left behind his wife of 63 years Sue (Doucette) Heinze who served faithfully by his side. He was born in Houston on February 28, 1929, the son of Dan and Lois Heinze, he was the fourth child of the five children
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Dan Heinze, Don Heinze, and Lon Heinze and sister Elaine Berry.
Wayne prepared for his 69 years of ministry at Baylor University, preaching every chance he had in country churches. After graduation from Baylor in 1949, he taught school for 25 years at Washington Middle School and Stephen F Austin High School in Houston. While teaching school, he served in churches as Youth, Children, Music, Education Minister, Evangelist Minister, and he started many Bus Ministries.
Wayne's passion in life was to serve his Lord and Savior and he did that from his teens until he departed. He was not just a preacher, but he was a friend at the time of need. You could find him under a house fixing pipes, building a fence, or any service that was needed in the community that he was serving. He lived by the scripture of Matthew 25:40, And the King answered and said unto them, Inasmuch as you have done it unto the least of these my brethren you have done it unto me.
Wayne and Sue came to Buffalo Gap, Texas when he retired from teaching to live the country life. They began to serve at First Baptist Church Buffalo Gap as Music and later as Pastor. He started a Bus Ministry that reached many people for the Lord. He also served for a time at First Baptist Church of Tuscola starting a Bus Ministry for that church as well. A need for a church off Highway 89 became apparent, Wayne was called to come help build and Pastor Elm Creek Baptist Church where he served as Pastor for fourteen years before retiring.
Wayne had a full life of many accomplishments, but he would tell you his greatest was adding souls to the Kingdom of God.
His life will be celebrated Saturday, January 6, 2017, at First Baptist Church of Buffalo Gap, at 1:30 pm. Officiating will be his nephews Harold Heinze, great nephew Nathan Heinze and Chuck Gillian, pastor of First Baptist Church of Buffalo Gap. Burial will follow at Buffalo Gap Cemetery, directed by Fry~Smith Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, evening January 5, from 5:00 to 7:00 at Fry-Smith Funeral Home, 502 Kent Avenue Tuscola.
Family has requested in lieu of flowers please donate to St. Jude Hospital, 501 St Jude Place,
Memphis, TN 38105.