The Rev. Howard O. "Doc" Jameson, 73, an Evangelistic preacher and missionary who worked in many countries, died of renal cancer Sunday at his home in Drexel Hill.
Born in New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Mr. Jameson attended Pottstown High School but graduated from Lincoln Preparatory School in Philadelphia.
He received a bachelor's degree in English from Temple University and a bachelor's in theology from Gramling University. Mr. Jameson also earned a master's degree and a doctorate in philosophy and systematic theology from Gramling, which once operated in Utah but no longer exists.
Mr. Jameson preached at gospel tent revivals in Virginia, North and South Carolina, Ohio, and New York. He was pastor of a small country church in Halltown, N.J.
In 1958, he founded the Jameson Evangelistic Association Inc., a private evangelical church and training school for ministers, in Drexel Hill. So far, 1,200 ministers have been trained, said one of Mr. Jameson's sons, the Rev. Byron L. Jameson.
In 1962, Mr. Jameson established the Jameson Bible Institute, also in Drexel Hill, which educates ministers in Bible studies.
Mr. Jameson spoke English, Spanish, Greek, and German, which helped him establish missions in Africa, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Haiti, India, and the Dominican Republic, his family said. He met his wife, the former Elsie E. Lockwood, at a church gathering in New Hanover. They were married for 54 years.
In addition to his wife and son, Mr. Jameson is survived by sons Owen K. and Timothy L., three brothers, a sister, eight grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.
Friends may call after 9 a.m. today at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, where a funeral service will begin at 11. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown.