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Wayne Seelye Flory, 89, born on July 29, 1927, in Whittier, California, passed away July 8, 2017. He resided in Lakewood, California at the time of his passing. Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn, Long Beach, California.

Dr. Flory was ordained to the Christian ministry in 1951, he was a tenured professor at Biola University, where he taught full-time from 1972 until 2004. He also served as vice president of Brethren Schools, Paramount, Calif, from 1967-1972 and as Executive Field Secretary, Los Angeles County for Christian Endeavor from 1959-1963. He served as pastor at the First Brethren Church of South Gate, Calif., the Los Altos Brethren Church, Long Beach, Calif., and Community Brethren Church of Whittier, Calif.  From 1953-1955, he served as a chaplain (First Lieutenant) in the U.S. Army.
 
He was a graduate of Westmont College (B.A., New Testament Greek); Grace Theological Seminary (M.Div., cum laude); Talbot Theological Seminary (Th.M., New Testament); California State University Los Angeles (M.A., History); and University of Southern California (Ph.D., First Century Roman History).
 
He is survived by his wife, Jaqulyn, daughters Kathleen, Linda and Maureen, son Richard, eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and his brother Lee, and sisters Carol and Julieanne.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 13 at 1:30 p.m. at Los Altos Grace Brethren Church, 6565 Stearns St. in Long Beach, California.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to:

Grace Community Church
Wave 3 Remodel Fund
138 8th Street
Seal Beach, CA 90740
gracesealbeach.org