Visitation for Doug Oldham was held on Sunday night at 7pm
in the Pate Chapel.
The funeral was held on Monday afternoon at 3pm
in the Main Sanctuary of Thomas Road Baptist Church.
Thomas Road Baptist Church mourns the loss of gospel singer and recording artist Doug Oldham.
Doug passed away overnight, July 21, 2010 at University of Virginia Medical Center at 79-years-old. Oldham traveled with Reverend Jerry Falwell in 1971 to raise money for the new Lynchburg Baptist College and was also a featured soloist on The Old Time Gospel Hour.
Doug was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2006, with an introduction by his close friend, gospel music icon Bill Gaither.
“Not all awards are historic, but I think that particular one was because of the major contribution he made — he was probably one of the first major soloists to sell albums in the big numbers,” Gaither said. “That was pretty amazing during that time. … People liked him because he sang with such feeling.” – Bill Gaither
The year after the award, TRBC bestowed its own honors, presenting Doug with the first-ever Lifetime Champion Award for his years of Christian service, and Liberty University also named a remodeled room in the Fine Arts building “Oldham Recital Hall.”
Doug leaves behind his wife, Laura Lee, three daughters, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.