August 23, 1943 – June 12, 2016 Dwight Glen Sellers was born on 8-23-43 in Plover, Iowa and was raised with his sisters and brother on a farm in rural Iowa where he learned to cherish the earth and God’s creation. Upon graduating high school, Dwight moved to Ames where he eventually married and operated his own construction business. After his sons, Ben and Sam were born Dwight returned his family to Plover, Iowa where he operated the farm on which he was raised in order to raise his young family. After selling his farming operation Dwight returned to college at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, Iowa. He married Lynda Hyndman on 5-26-84 and upon graduating with his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at age 40, moved to Quanah, Texas where he had been recruited for employment by Georgia Pacific. Dwight enjoyed a successful career with Georgia Pacific, eventually returning to Iowa to run the board plant in Ft. Dodge, Iowa. In 1994 he read the book, “Your Money or Your Life” and awakened to the reality that his priorities were off. As a result, he left a job which he had thoroughly enjoyed and returned to Texas in 1995, where Dwight would tell everyone he met that although he wasn’t born here; he had come as quickly as he could. Since then he has used his carpentry skills and his people skills working for Valliant Yachts, Day Manufacturing and at the Sears Repair Store in Sherman. After retiring, Dwight worked part-time, helping to open the Lifeway Christian Book Store in Sherman, Texas which he loved. Throughout it all, he used his God-given wood crafting talent to create beautiful wood projects for friends and family which will be cherished for years to come.Dwight and his wife became active members of Cherry Mound Baptist church in 1996 where he has served on the Church Council, as a Sunday school teacher and in the sign ministry. Despite being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2006 and later undergoing surgery for a brain tumor in 2007, Dwight remained active in church until his illness precluded him from attending in December of 2015. Although confined to home and eventually his bed, Dwight continued his involvement in God’s work by hosting weekly prayer meetings at home where members of our church gather to pray for our country, church and families.
Dwight passed away in his home peacefully on June 12, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Phyllis Sellers, and his baby sister, Martha Jo Sellers, his mother and father-in-law and two beloved brothers-in-law. He has left behind his wife, Lynda of 32 years; his oldest son, Ben, his son, Sam and his wife, Beth Zange Sellers; a grandson Devon, two grand-daughters Macy and Tegan, sister Carol Lampe and husband Dick; sister Vicki Kerns and brother, Gordon Sellers and wife Deb, along with numerous extended family and friends who have been blessed by knowing and being loved by this godly man. Although he will be missed greatly, the knowledge that he is at rest with God soothes our hearts and brings us joy that his journey is complete and that he has finished the race which God set before him.
Funeral services for Dwight will be held at 2:30PM on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at the Cherry Mound Baptist Church with Reverend Wes Willie officiating. Burial will follow in Cedarlawn Memorial Park in Sherman, Texas.
The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church.