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Spitler Family Bible and Book of Sermons

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS 187-2017-001

Scope and Contents

The collection contains the Spitler Family Bible and Book of Sermons.


  • undated

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

The Reverend Joseph Campbell Spitler, was born in Lufkin, Texas November 13, 1941, to William Marion Spitler and Dorothy Zackary Spitler. A graduate of Texas Christian University, Joseph also attended Virginia Theological Seminary and was ordained a Deacon in the Episcopal Church in 1982. In 1983, he was ordained an Episcopal Priest.

Joseph served the congregations at Saint James Church, Conroe and Saint Timothy Church, Lake Jackson before becoming Rector of St. John’s Church in Columbus for 15 years. The last 5 years of his ministry were spent as Associate Rector and later Rector Emeritus at Trinity Episcopal Church in Baytown. Upon retirement, he returned to Columbus. He passed away at age 69 in Columbus, Texas on February 12, 2011 at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston.


.5 Linear feet

Language of Materials



Arranged by subject.

Physical Location

Vault: shelf DC 4

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The bible was donated by Alum Joseph Campbell Spitler and the book of sermons was donated by Rodney William Spitler in April, 2010.
The Spitler family bible and book of sermons
Lisa Pena
January, 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

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Fort Worth, Texas 76129-0001
Fort Worth Texas 76129
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