Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX


April 17, 2011

Dr. Marvin Dale Treece

Dr. Marvin Dale Treece, 75, entered into the arms of his heavenly Father from his residence in Calcasieu Parish Thursday April 14, 2011.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Apostolic Temple Pentecostal Church, 2711 W. Prien Lake Road. The memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2011, under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Brazos Point Cemetery in Brazos Point, Texas.  

Dr. Treece was born in Fulton, Ark., on Oct. 5, 1935.  He became a full-time evangelist at age 14.

He served in the capacities of senior pastor and bishop of Apostolic Temple Pentecostal Church since 1960.

Pastor Treece was preceded in death by his parents, Mamie and Eleck Missouri Treece; his brothers, Leon, Herbert and Gene; and one sister, Thelma Bates.

Bishop Treece, in addition to ministering to his local congregation was known throughout the years for his varied ministries. He was founding member of the Conqueror’s Quartet, a gospel group that sang southern gospel music throughout the nation.

Many camp meetings, conferences and seminars were blessed by his teaching and preaching abilities.

He served terms as executive presbyter of the United Pentecostal Church; Louisiana district youth president; a Harvestime Radio Broadcast speaker; ministers’ defense council and internationally sought eschatology lecturer.  

He was the author of New Testament commentaries and was a student of paleography.  His places of studies were Cambridge, Oxford and Manchester, England and Trinity University in Ireland.

He made contributions to the Library of Congress with translations of the Chester Beatty Manuscripts.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Osborne Treece; one daughter, Paula Anderson and son-in-law, Russell Anderson; one son, the Rev. Rick Treece and daughter-in-law, Dianne Pourteau Treece; three grandchildren, Lauren Beckham, Lacey Treece and Jordan Treece Anderson; and one great-grandchild, Anderson Pierce Beckham.  

A loving church family and many friends will honor and treasure his memory.

Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at

Johnson Funeral Home

4321 Lake St.

Lake Charles, LA 70605


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