The saddest news I received when I returned from my trip to Turkey was hearing that Foy Valentine had died. Associated Baptist Press and Ethics Daily have posted stories about his sudden demise.
Foy was a friend to every Baptist that had a social conscience. His efforts to educate and involve Southern Baptistgs in the struggle for civil rights during the 1960's are his most enduring legacy. Few people have had such a profoundly good influence on Southern Baptists.