Clinton Roderick Dobson, 28, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2011 in Arlington. Celebration of Life: A service to celebrate his life will be held on Wednesday, March 9th at 10:00 am at First Baptist Church of Arlington, Texas followed by a graveside service at Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held at Wade Family Funeral Home in Arlington on Tuesday, March 8th from 6-8 pm.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Truett Seminary Memorial Fund in honor of Clint Dobson or to Living Water International Ministry.
Clinton Roderick Dobson was born July 15, 1982 in Webster, TX to Roderick and Sharon Dobson.
Clint's life was short in years but long in impact on the people around him. For his family and friends, he modeled the love of Christ. For his church, he was shepherd and servant.
Clint's life in Clear Lake was a picture of the love of God, family, and his many life long friends.
Clint was passionate about music-teaching himself to play the guitar and the piano. He loved sports and told many stories about his years of football and baseball and the times of working on projects with his father.
Clint was a graduate of Clear Lake High School in 2000 before entering Baylor University. He graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and obtained his Master of Divinity degree in 2008 from George W. Truett Theological Seminary where he was named Preacher of the Year in 2008.
It was during his time at Baylor that he met and then married the love of his life, Laura Rozeman Dobson. No couple shared more love between them and with others than Clint and Laura-a couple that lit up the heart of everyone around them.
Clint served as pastor of Purmela Baptist Church from 2007-2008 and NorthPointe Baptist Church from 2008 until his death.
The foundation of Clint's life was the Word of God. His mission in life was teaching the Word-that people would understand the beauty and truth of God's Word.
Capturing the beauty of Clint Dobson's life in an obituary is not possible. It can only be captured with the embrace of his Lord and Savior and the words, "Well done my good and faithful servant."
Survivors: Clint is survived by his wife, Laura Rozeman Dobson; mother and father, Roderick and Sharon Dobson; brother and sister-in-law, Chris and Melissa Kirchmer; sister and brother-in-law, Sarah and Rob Mitchell; grandmother, Marie Killian; nieces, Kate Kirchmer and Ella Mitchell; and nephew, Trevin Sonnier; uncles Steve Killian, wife Linda and family; and Alan Killian, wife Debra and family. He is predeceased by grandfather Vernon Killian and grandparents Ettie and Lamar Dobson.
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Published in Houston Chronicle on Mar. 6, 2011.