Published October 17, 2017
Victoria, Texas—In the Summer of 2014, Butch Turley was responding to a flood emergency in Paris, Mich., along with his friend Bob Waldron—both longtime volunteers with Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief. Moments after praying with a homeowner there and leading them to make a profession of faith, Turley and Waldron’s vehicle crashed.
Waldron, who was driving the vehicle, was pronounced dead upon arriving at the hospital. Turley, a member of Millville Baptist Church in Frankfort, was in serious condition on life support. He would remain in trauma care for three weeks, in rehab for three more weeks, and essentially recovering for the better part of nine months.