Harding University

January 11, 2013

Bible professor dies

Dr. Ken Neller, professor in the University’s College of Bible and Ministry, died suddenly of a heart attack Jan. 10. Neller, 58, was also a preacher and elder at Downtown Church of Christ in Searcy.

Neller was born in Corona, Calif., and grew up in Huntsville, Ala. After graduating from high school in 1972, Neller came to Harding to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and history. Following his graduation in 1976, he attended Harding School of Theology in Memphis, Tenn., and achieved two master’s degrees and a Ph.D.

In May 1974, Neller married Barbara Franklin, and the couple has two sons, Colin and Seth.

Neller began teaching Bible and Greek at Harding in 1992. Prior to his position with the University, he taught at Kentucky Christian College and Harding School of Theology and lectured at schools in Chile, England and Scotland.

Services for Ken Neller will be held Sunday, Jan. 13 beginning with visitation from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at Downtown Church of Christ Family Life Center and will be followed immediately by a memorial service in the same venue. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery with Powell Funeral Home of Searcy in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Dr. Kenneth V. Neller Scholarship For Ministry Fund via the Harding University Advancement Office, 915 East Market, HU Box 12238, Searcy, AR 72149-2238.