DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Oral Roberts (aged 91)
-Christian religious leader, healing evangelist, author, educator, television personality
Granville Oral Roberts (January 24, 1918 – December 15, 2009) was an American Charismatic Christian televangelist, ordained in both the Pentecostal Holiness and United Methodist churches. He is considered the godfather of the charismatic movement and one of the most recognized preachers worldwide. He founded the Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association and Oral Roberts University.
DEATH: Roberts died of complications from pneumonia on December 15, 2009, at the age of 91. He had been “semi-retired” and living in Newport Beach, California. He was interred next to his wife at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa, Oklahoma (the same cemetery where T. L. Osborn was interred, nearly 4 years after). Roberts was survived by two of four children, twelve grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.