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Former Faculty and Staff

Though it’s difficult to confirm a claim like this, we’re told that the Texas Normal Singing School is the oldest, still-active Singing School. In this storied seventy-year history, many men and women have contributed to the Lord’s successes at TNSS. Below many of our fellow instructors and staff members from years past are listed (though this list is not exhaustive; updates and corrections are welcome). Many of these men and women have passed on from this life. We look forward to singing with them again in the eternal presence of God.

  1. Early Arceneaux (10/23/1883 – 1/3/1970), Bible school program
  2. Ricardo Barrera
  3. Luther Blackmon (3/24/1907 – 7/5/1977), Bible school program
  4. “J.T.” Blackstone (1/11/1911 – 2/8/2004)
  5. John D. Blackstone
  6. Don Boring (12/19/1935 – 9/23/1972)
  7. Gladys Boring (9/13/1911 – 12/16/1999)
  8. Holland Boring, Jr. (11/12/1930 – 2/4/1997)
  9. Holland Boring, Sr. (3/15/1905 – 8/1/2000)
  10. Gary Box
  11. Royce Bressie (7/16/1923 – 10/7/1996), Bible school program
  12. Don Carlile (1/19/1940 – 2/21/2017)
  13. Walter Chaney
  14. Clinton “Clint” Davis
  15. Randy Daw (10/26/54-2/21/2019)
  16. Louis Dickey
  17. John Dunigan
  18. John Flickinger
  19. Edgar Furr (4/18/1906 – 3/18/1988)
  20. Joe Ed Furr (09/15/1939 – 09/11/2019)
  21. John “Tinker” Furr (9/24/1943 – 8/21/2012)
  22. Leroy Furr (12/31/1911 – 3/11/2000)
  23. W.L. Fricks (Bible school program)
  24. “Scooter” Gierisch
  25. Heather Hoffecker
  26. Jeff Jones
  27. Gene McGuire
  28. Ken McPherson
  29. Marvin Perry
  30. M.R. Phillips (Bible school program)
  31. Claude “Buddy” Sessions, Jr.
  32. Claude Sessions, Sr.
  33. Stanley Stevens
  34. Jeanette Tackett
  35. Austin Taylor (10/14/1881 – 1/1/1973)
  36. Rebecca “Bicky” (Lawson) Tolar
  37. Don Wood
  38. Jerry Yoder