Memorial Service - June 29, 1989
Dr. Walter R. Martin
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Transcript: CRI Board Member and brother-in-law, Everett Jacobson speaking at the Memorial Service for Dr. Walter Martin, June 29, 1989
Everett Jacobson: “I, have something that I will always cherish. It was my privilege to have known Walter for 39 years. And back in 1953, my wife and I had the privilege of having Walter marry us on television. And we took a 15 minute talking, you know, the 16 millimeter thing, they didn’t have such things as they have today. So we had that given to us as a memorand..., as a memento. We have since had that transcribed into a video tape so that we can look at Walter Martin any time we want, when he was a young man. By the way, we were the same age. And I can put him in there and see him, and I, and I (video tape jumps) in there, and see him, and I, and I just thank the Lord for that opportunity.”
“During the many years that I have known Walter, it’s just been a privilege to, to have been associated, and I thank the Lord, to have association with him. We’ve been at board meetings and shared heartaches, we’ve shared victories, we’ve shared joy, we’ve shared sorrow. I remember one board meeting that lasted ‘til 3 o’clock in the morning, oh, 15 years ago in New Jersey, at Newark Airport, in a hotel there. And it ended up with Walter sobbing on my shoulders and I took him to the room, 3 am in the morning, and he just sobbed on my shoulders and we just prayed and had victory through Jesus over the thing that made him sob that night. And we had a joy, and a closeness that I’ll never forget. We sat at board meetings as recently as the beginning of this month, in June, and he pointed to me and said, and, to the other board members, ‘That beady eyed banker there! You gotta watch him!’ And boy he did (?) that all the time. I’ll never forget that (Audience laughter), never! I, I could never get across to him that I was a Trust Banker, not a one, not one of those Commercial Bankers! You know?” (Laughter continues)
“So, I’ll tell you, I’ll, I’ll never forget Walter. And when Darlene… Well, first off, my sister Nancy had called and, and she had heard that, that Walter had passed on, and then I, uh, Darlene called me and she had been calling all these other people, and it’s just as everybody else said, when she talked to me, uh, she was a pillar of strength. And that was early in the morning and uh, and the rest of my day at the bank was just one of chaos, because I was just making calls and just getting ready to come out here to be with family and so forth.”
“And I want to, I want to close by saying that, uh, when, we had the, uh, board meeting, that everything went just wonderful today, because the Lord was there and Walter was there. More than that, God has orchestrated, all of the events of this week. Walter was home, with his wife Darlene, when he went to be with the Lord. Hank was here in California. Hank’s been traveling back and forth between here and Atlanta, for off and on, for a couple of weeks. Hank was here. Everything worked out. Bill Seaver was here. I’m mean, everything just worked out. We were able to get plane reservations, from Florida, from New Jersey, from everywhere, because God’s hand is in it."
“And at the Funeral yesterday that we had at, at the grave side site, I’ve been associated with Walter Martin for 39 years, but yesterday, I rededicated my witness for Christ. I want, when I go back, I have 12 people at, that work with me and I have all of these people in Church and everything, they’re going to know that there is a different Everett Jacobson because of Walter Martin when I go back to work on Monday. Because they’re going to hear the testimony that I sometimes am so busy, that we forget. But now the most important thing in my life is being a witness for the Lord Jesus Christ, to carry on Walter’s work. Not me, but the Holy Spirit within me and within all of us. And those of you who are not Christians, you’re missing out on something. That, I know most of you are here, if not all of you, because you wouldn’t be here, honoring a man like Walter if you weren’t. And I just thank you for this, this time, and I thank, uh, you all for coming. Thank you.” (Applause)
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