Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 7:53 PM

  • Share:
             
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Biographical details on George Beverly Shea

NAME: George Beverly (Bev) Shea

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

NAME: George Beverly (Bev) Shea

AGE: 104. Born Feb. 1, 1909, in Winchester, Ontario. Died Tuesday in Asheville, N.C., after a brief illness.

HOME: Montreat, N.C.

FAMILY: Wife, Karlene; first wife, Erma, died in 1976. Two children from first marriage.

EDUCATION: Attended Houghton College 1928-29, and later received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree.

CAREER: Began as a radio broadcaster, singer at WMCA and WHN in New York and later WMBI in Chicago; he was a soloist on ABC Radio's "Club Time." He joined Billy Graham team as a soloist in 1947 and worked with the ministry for more than 50 years. He has writeen several songs, including "The Wonder of It All," and he recorded more than 70 albums of gospel music. He won a Grammy along with 10 Grammy nominations.

QUOTE: On his globe-trotting career: "This was God's provision for a simple gospel singer. That has been the Lord's doing."

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►