May 3, 2019
Excerpt from the Forth Worth Star Telegram
William Slater Banowsky is described as person who left an impression everywhere he went — from Fort Worth to California to Oklahoma.
Banowsky, a former president of the University of Oklahoma and a graduate of Fort Worth Carter-Riverside High School, could inspire young men to want to be preachers, fill classrooms that delved into the psychology of religion and convince a skeptical citizenry to invest in public higher education.
Banowsky died Sunday. He was 83.
“He was one of the most dynamic individuals that I have ever known,” said R. Gerald Turner, president of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Turner considered Banowsky a close colleague. The two worked together at Pepperdine University and OU.
“I’ve lost a dear, dear friend,” said Turner, who is giving Banowsky’s eulogy at a funeral service Sunday in Dallas.
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