Monday, September 17, 2007

In Memory of Dr. Floyd H. Barackman

In the Fall of 1941, a few months before the attack on Pearl Harbor, a young student entered the grounds of PBTS. His name was Floyd Hays Barackman and he was from Girard, Ohio. He took up residence in the Inner Circle Men's Dormitory behind the Main Building. His class teacher was Miss Alice Chatlos for his first and second year and then the Rev. Marmion Lowe for his senior year.
During him time here at PBTS he met a wonderful woman named Ella Hayes. They would wed soon after graduation in 1944.

His Senior year he also played basketball (as seen below).

His love for PBTS brought him back only a few years after graduation to teach the the school which he loved. The class of 1965 dedicated that year's Theologue to him. Through his time of instruction at the college he wrote several books. His most famous is Practical Christian Theology. Others include Victors not Victims and How to Interpret the Bible. In all he taught at PBTS from 1962-1968, and then from 1968-1993, and he was the Dean of Men from 1971-1980.

Dr. Barackman and his wife Ella had two children, Ruth and Philip.

On Tuesday, September 11, 2007 the Lord which he had served with his whole heart brought him into the realms of glory.

Dr. Barackman thank you for all your labor now enter into the rest of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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At 4:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr. Barackman was our favorite teacher while we attended Practical Bible Training School in 1984 through 1987. We valued him greatly and continue to use his theology book. In fact, I am just now beginning a Sunday School Class using his "Victors not Victims" book. We look forward to seeing this blessed man in glory.
Ralph & Dorothy Gable

At 6:09 AM, Anonymous lou said...

Floyd drove from Binghamton NY to Hornell ny every Sunday night to teach the Practical Theology to us at Hillside Baptist Church. I was very impressed by the content and the book put everything I have heard into one book. I return to it to the 'alter' to re-affirm what I am to believe. I would like to thank him for his sacrifice of those cold sunday nights for driving 100 miles to teach this course. Floyd will be one of the first people I'd want to see when I pass into the arms of glory.


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