ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

An Interesting Trip to Austin for the Memorial Service of Wylie Vale

Updated on June 19, 2013

Young and handsome Wylie Vale

Short Description of Wylie Vale

Many people who attended the Memorial Service of Wylie Vale and saw his portrait on the program front page remarked that he looked like the movie actor Clark Gable. Wylie was a Torpedo Officer in the U.S. Navy and he saw action in the Pacific War with Japan.

Go to: My Good Christian Friend and Architectural Associate Wylie Vale

Wylie was ready to go home to be with the Lord

The distance between Houston and Austin is about 165 miles and the one way trip takes about three and half hours. Last Saturday February 2, 2013 my wife and I spent about seven (7) hours on the round trip with Jim Blackmon (JB) in his automobile. JB told us that about a week before Wylie Vale died God had inspired him through the Holy Spirit to visit Wylie, so he drove all the way to Austin to be by his bedside. JB said Wylie's mind was alert and clear at that time and Wylie blessed him. He also heard Wylie say that he was ready to go home to be with the Lord. This is comforting to Wylie's family and friends.

JB's testimony reminds me of my mother's prophetic prayer just a few hours before my father died. While she was praying and weeping at about midnight the Holy Spirit inspired her to repeat the words “Joy comes in the morning” (Psalm 30:5). My father went home to be with the Lord at about 4:00 a.m. that same morning. Our family was greatly comforted by my mother's prophetic prayer.

Looking for the Perfect Church

JB also told us about his early association with Wylie Vale. Both of them were members of the same church near downtown Houston. Their congregation was growing until something bad happened. The church lost a large sum of money. The pastor, church treasurer and others in the church board did not have a proper account of how the money was spent. There were a lot of conflicts within the leadership of the church. JB, Wylie and several other people left that church. They were looking for the perfect church.

JB joined another church that did not preach the Full Gospel. After he was baptized in the Holy Spirit and spoke with tongues he was persecuted and excommunicated from that church. JB has been looking for the perfect church, and he has not found one yet. . The Perfect Church is in heaven. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the "minister of the sanctuary and of the True Tabernacle which the Lord erected, and not man."(Heb. 8:2)

Professional Integrity and Support

The Memorial Service for Wylie Vale was held in the very beautiful Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church at 1:30 p.m. Wylie's son Shannon, daughter-in-law Jane, and grandchildren spoke highly of him. Wylie was a very successful architect because he had professional integrity. He also had strong support from his family members The churches that he designed and built were fully supported by the pastor, church board and members.


I am thankful to God for having the opportunity to attend the memorial service. After the service we talked to several friends and close relatives of Wylie's. Their appreciation for my having worked with Wylie on the architectural projects in the last thirty years has made me feel good. My wife and I also wish to thank the Lord for letting us come to know JB who had been kind and generous to us throughout the entire trip.

May God bless everyone


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)