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Rev. David J. Minor, Sr.

May 18, 1927 — October 22, 2017

Rev. David J. Minor, Sr.   “beloved pastor, husband, father and grandfather”

COUDERSPORT---Rev. David J. Minor, Sr., 90, of Coudersport, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 22, 2017, in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

Born on May 18, 1927 in Atwood, Tennessee, he was a son of Cecil and Sophia Springer Minor.  On September 21, 1946 in Oyster Bay, Long Island, he married his sweetheart, Lorraine A. Moore, who survives.

Pastor Minor attended high school at Houghton Academy, Houghton, N.Y. and went on to seminary at Zion Bible Institute in Providence, Rhode Island, graduating in May of 1949. Thereafter, he was the pastor at several churches including churches in Hicksville, NY and Oyster Bay, NY. He was the co-founder of Long Island Bible Institute in Oyster Bay, N.Y. Pastor Minor and his family moved to Coudersport in 1957 where he became the pastor of the Gospel Tabernacle Church, serving in that capacity until his passing.

Pastor Minor devoted his life to the Lord and helping those in need.

Surviving in addition to his wife are six children, Sharon A. (the Rev. Larry) Richter of Port Allegany, Karen J. (Timothy) Knapp of Coudersport, David J. (Michelle) Minor, Jr. of Sarasota, Florida, Judge Stephen P. B. (Marie) Minor of Coudersport, the Rev. Timothy J. (Leah) Minor of Suffolk, Virginia, and the Rev. John J. (Gina) Minor of Coudersport; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren;  two brothers, James Minor and Paul (Susan) Minor, both of Coudersport; four sisters, Dorothy (David) Ross of Mechanicsburg, Naomi Frombach of Coudersport, Mary (Bruce) Quimby of Lincoln University and Kathleen Minor of Coudersport; and many nieces and nephews.

Pastor Minor was predeceased by his parents.

Family and friends may call from noon to 2pm on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Gospel Tabernacle, 420 Route 6 West, Coudersport, where funeral services will follow at 2pm with Bishop Anne Gimenez, of Rock Church, Virginia Beach, Virginia, officiating.  Burial will be in Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gospel Tabernacle, 420 Route 6 West, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Pastor Minor’s family has entrusted his care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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