Family and friends of gospel singer Doug Oldham remembered his amazing talent Monday at his funeral held at the Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va.
Oldham recorded 65 albums in a career that spanned more than 50 years. He performed for five presidents, was a Dove Award winning artist and was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2006.
He also sang at revival meetings with preachers like Billy Graham and the late Jerry Falwell
Oldham recorded popular versions of many songs written by fellow gospel artist Bill Gaither, including "The King is Coming" and "He Touched Me."
Oldham died July 21 after falling and breaking his back. He was 79.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Laura Lee Oldham, and by their three daughters, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The family request memorial contributions be made to the Oldham Concert Hall Scholarship fund, c/o Liberty University, 1971 University Blvd., Lynchburg, VA 24502.
Oldham's fans can send their condolences to his family at Whitten Funeral Home or www.theheraldbulletin.com