One of the kindest, gentlest, most devoted men God ever made has left us for a while. He had the stamp of God upon him. He was without guile.
In 1915 he and his brother-in-law, Alex McDonald, were baptized by Liff Sanders in a horsetank. From that moment there was never a question about the dedication and direction of his life.
His imprint upon the church is in bold print. He served as an elder for more than twenty years. With age he grew increasingly optimistic concerning the Lord's kingdom. He was for every good work.
He and his wife, Mary, taught Bible classes for a combined 70 years. In 1971 he said that he started teaching the Bible in 1917-and added, "Bible teaching will do the same thing now as then; it will make new men."
He was an unusual man. He never owned an automobile; never learned to drive. When he came to Lubbock in 1914 he took a job as bookkeeper for Western Windmill Co. He stayed with that job for 40 years, untill his retirement.
He never complained. When asked how he was feeling, he always gave the same reply: "Just wonderful, wonderful. I've always said that the Lord has been partial to me."
He loved everybody-especially his brethren. The church was not part of his life-it was his whole life. He fought the good fight-he kept the faith-and he has now finished the course.
God blessed us richly by giving this man to us. Those who knew him well are convinced that God never made a better man.
Mary Christian McDonald Niblack (1888 - 1976)
Resthaven Memorial Park
Created by: Bill Winner
Record added: Mar 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67180690