|Birth: ||Feb. 11, 1890|
|Death: ||May 31, 1957|
Gospel preacher. Here is a biographical sketch in 1952: He was living at 4129 Eaton, Kansas City, Kan.; BIRTH: Oakley, Kan., Feb. 11, 1890; WIFE: Bessie May Conner; CHILDREN: Four; BAPTIZED BY: O. M. Davis, May, 1905; BEGAN PREACHING: Barada, Nebr., 1908; TRAINING: Western Bible and Literary College, Odessa, Mo., State Teachers College, Peru, Nebr.; CHURCHES SERVED: Burlingame, Kan., 1911-16, Oak Grove, Mo., 1916-23, 39th and Flora, Kansas City, Kan., 1923-42, Twin City, Mo., 1942-; PAPERS: Christian Worker; RADIO: WHB, KCKN, Kansas City, Mo., Leavenworth, Kan.; PERMANENT CONTACT: Mrs. Bessie M. Bixler, 4129 Eaton St., Kansas City, Kan.; OTHER FACTS OF INTEREST: Of twin children, son became a preacher and daughter married a preacher. Wife's brother is also a preacher in Texas. -- Preachers of Today, Vol. 1, 1952, 38.
The hearts of many individuals and congregations in Kansas and Missouri were made sorrowful when word was received of the death on May 31 of C. Roy Bixler, of 4129 Eaton Street, Kansas City, Kans. Brother Bixler was born February 11, 1890. He obeyed the gospel at the age of fifteen years and began to preach when he was seventeen years of age. Brother Bixler attended the Western Bible and Literary College at Odessa, Mo., one of our first Christian colleges. He was a graduate of Nebraska State Teachers College. He was for many years, and at the time of his death, an elder and preacher for the Twin City church of Christ in Kansas City, Kans., and previously had served other congregations in greater Kansas City. Brother Bixler left surviving him a dedicated and consecrated family consisting of his wife, Sister Bess Conner Bixler of the home; Omar Bixler, a son, of Moses Lake, Wash.; Sister Taylor Carter, a daughter, of Bartlesville, Okla.; Lloyd Bixler, a son, of Denver, Colo.; and Sister Louis Whittaker, a daughter, of Ranger, Texas. Brother Bixler also left surviving him one brother, Orville Bixler, a missionary in Japan. The funeral services were conducted by G. Henry Towell and Leon Carter. His body was laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery in Kansas City. These are only a few brief facts concerning Brother Bixler. Only those who have known him intimately, as did this writer, for over half a century, knew of the great work he did, and the great sacrifices he and his good wife made in establishing and assisting congregations in Kansas and Missouri. Brother Bixler began his work in greater Kansas City when the church was small and when churches throughout Kansas and Missouri were being torn asunder with Sommerism. It took strong men and courageous men to stem the tide of popularity and the "isms" of Brother Bixler's time, but he stood as a strong oak amid the storms of the day. Brother Bixler was a wise counsellor, a humble servant, a strong preacher, a dignified nobleman, full of love and compassion. The sacrificial work done by Brother Bixler in the states of Kansas and Missouri will live on and on, as a monument to his great love and service to his fellow man. John E. Kirk. Gospel Advocate July 4, 1957, page 431.
Memorial on FAG for his son, Omar Loren Bixler.
Bessie May Conner Bixler (1890 - 1987)*
Omar Loren Bixler (1913 - 2005)*
William Lloyd Bixler (1919 - 1989)*
Memorial Park Cemetery
Plot: Section 17, Lot 115, Grave 2
Created by: Tom Childers
Record added: Jun 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53975752