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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.
Wade Family Funeral Home
Arlington, 817-274-9233

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Mar. 6, 2011.
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October 17, 2012
My Condolances to his family.
April 15, 2011
Clint! Were to start? A Pastor, a husband, a son, a guy who shared the word of GOD, and most of all... my best friend! I went to North Pointe. And Clint was the nicest person there. I have so many memories with him. I would call him Clifford the BIG Red Dog and he would call me Ape. The only person ever allowed to call me Ape! I don't get why this had to happen, but out of it came a wake up call for most. I just can't wait till the day when we all stand hand in hand, infront of God.! But untill then all we can do is pray!
April 6, 2011
To the Family of Rev. Dobson. I could not understand this tragedy until one night in the wee hours I asked God, Lord,
Where were you when one of yours was taken in such a terrible way? He told
me that He was there just like He was
there when Stephen was killed! Acts 7:54-60 and Stephen looked up and saw Jesus
standing on the right hand of God and I
knew that Rev. Dobson was not alone in that terrible thing! I hope that this will give you all comfort in this knowledge. Sincerely, Norma Martin-Fort Worth, Texas
Norma Martin
April 2, 2011
I had the pleasure of teaching this fine young man in junior high. As a young man Clint had a gift for making everyone who crossed his path feel special...I shall miss that grin! Sharon you were gleaming when talking with me at home depot a few months ago about Clint and Laura and the wonderful life they had. My family is praying that your memories of Clint stay strong. The Huff Family Clear Lake
leslie huff
April 2, 2011
Dear Laura and all of the family, you are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. This is such an unthinkable tragedy that we will never understand. Clint was such a godly man full of life, love, laughter, compassion, integrity, and I could go on and on. I know Heaven is rejoicing but our hearts are aching. May we look to our Lord and Savior for strength during this difficult time. We will never forget you, Clint. You will be missed.
Sandy Oden
March 31, 2011
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. As described in the Bible, we live in critical times hard to deal with (2nd Timothy 3:1). May your faith and hope in the scriptures help you to endure (Hebrews 11:1). Your family, friends and community are in my prayers.
March 25, 2011
We Christian here are so grieved by this tragic loss. We are united in Spirit with our Lord Jesus Christ and are mourning with Rev. Clint's family. Some day soon, we will all be together in a glorious , perfect home in perfect love and peace. Thank You Jesus that You have overcome all sorrow.
Jane Paoli
March 25, 2011
It seems harder after some time has passed when someone we love has gone.
Know that while I did not know Clint, my heart is still tied to those left to mourn. Bearing with you now, and praying for your peace. He must have lived well and done his work quickly for him to finish and go home so young. I'm 28 and headed to the mission field soon. Clint is an inspiration for me, and I look forward to telling him that in eternity. I'm so sorry for your loss.
megan rush
March 24, 2011
We shall all be rejoicing in Heaven together someday soon at being at the most coveted place not seen yet by us all. My prayers go up for all of those left here who will miss this Blessed man of God and his work for the LORD, his family, his church family, and we the brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus who have never physically met in this world but will meet him in the Everlasting Life of Eternity in the loving presence of our Heavenly Father.
Praying that you all feel His peace, comfort and Joy surrounding, and engulfing you all.
Debbie Wylie
March 24, 2011
I first learned of this heartbreaking event through my cousin, Budd Smith. I have been in constant prayer for the loved-ones of Rev. Dobson. May Christ grant you His peace and may God be glorified even in the midst of this storm!
Ellen McWhorter-Stone
March 23, 2011
Dear Family:
I was so saddened to hear about this event. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this terrible time.

Never forget that God saw what happened and is with Clint and all of you. He will continue to be with all of you as you endure this valley.

I pray for you His courage and perfect peace. Be blessed even in this moment!!! ???
SM Tatum
March 23, 2011
March 20, 2011
I'm so very sorry for this tragedy.I will pray for his family and congregation.I didn't know Clint but I know his Father in heaven and I know Clint must have had a wonderful homecoming party. We will all be together one day soon.God bless you all.
Dianne Ballinger
March 19, 2011
Rod, Sharon, Chris and Sara,
There are no words to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family on Clint's passing. You have and are in my thoughts and prayers. I will cherish my memories of Clint from his days at Armand Bayou. He was truly an example to many, and loved by all. May the wonderful memories you shared as a family help you through the days ahead. I know God received him with open arms telling him his work on earth was done, and done so well, now it is time to rest.
Trudy Kennedy
March 18, 2011
Clint is safe through all eternity. It makes me realize that I need to work at having the assurance he had when he left this earth. May God bless his wife and let her realize the blessings of their shared memories. Clint is a part of who you are forever....that's your blessing.
March 14, 2011
I heard about Clinton's death from my husband's partner, Dr. Mark Coker. My husband and I are deeply saddened by this tragedy. We will continue to lift up his wife, family, and church in the days ahead. May God shelter Clinton's family and friends under His Almighty wings. Susie Kennedy
Charleston, SC
March 14, 2011
I do not know Rev. Dobson but I know he had to have touched so many souls. His death saddened me greatly although I never met him. The Lord has chosen one of his treasures to come home and he will be blessed to eternity. To Rev.Dobson's Family, Friends,and Congreation members, I pray for you all in the trying times to come. Blessings to you All,
Barbara Bell
March 14, 2011
To: Wife, Family and Church Family
May God be with you during this time of bereavement. The community is hurting also. We must depend on God. I am praying for you.
Belinda Smith and Family
March 13, 2011
Clint and his loved ones have been in our prayers and thoughts. May he rest in peace. He is with God now but his life ended way too soon. Please know that God will bring the family comfort during this very trying time. God bless his wife and the whole family.

Mary and Luther Turner
March 12, 2011
I didn't know Rev. Dobson but was truley saddened by his passing.
March 12, 2011
Sending prayers for all those who love you.
Melissa Whiteland
March 11, 2011
R.I.P. God bless!
Joseph Doerr
March 11, 2011
"To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified." Isaiah 61:3 (praying for family)
Elvia Morales
March 11, 2011
My prayers are with your family and your congregation. I can only imagine the road ahead for your loved ones. I join with others in praying for their comfort, and rejoicing that despite this tragedy you are at total peace with Jesus.
Andrea Hunter
March 11, 2011
My thought and prayers go out to all of Rev. Clints family and friends.
May he walk with God always. It is truley sad that we have lost such a wonderful person.
Sandy Bethea
Haltom City, Tx
March 10, 2011
I didn't know Pastor Dobson, but I am saddened by his passing. May God bring his family and friends peace and comfort. I will be praying for all of you
Angela Jasso
March 10, 2011
Bro Clint, you will not be forgotten.You showed the love of the LORD JESUS while you were here. That love touched many hearts. Your light is still here and is not hidden under a bush. May the LORD JESUS comfort Laura and your family. You may be gone, but not forgotten.
Ms.Patric'L. Felton
March 10, 2011
Pastor Dobson is with the Lord and no one can
hurt him again ever! Our prayers are for the
loved ones who will miss him. Our hope is to
see him again soon!
Gloria Abrams
March 10, 2011
I didn't know Pastor Dobson but this tragedy has affected me deeply. I know we are not to ask why, but I do because this was such a senseless act especially to a man of God. I am praying for the entire family, congregation and also to Judy and the Elliott family. May God comfort each of you through this tragic time.
March 10, 2011
I didn't know Pastor Dobson but this tragedy has really affected me deeply, I know we are not suppose to ask why, but I do because this was so senseless, especially to a man of God. I am praying for the entire family, congregation and for Judy Elliott and her family. May God comfort each one of you in this tragic time.
March 10, 2011
I do pray that the Lord comforts you, Laura, and your family. Clint will always live in your heart and will forever look down on you with a smile. You are a precious lady and we do love you.
Amy, Jill, Logan, & Baylee Verner
March 10, 2011
My prayers and thoughts are with the Church family and the family and friends of Rev. Dobson. May God's peace and blessing be on you all.
Marvin Hawthorn
March 10, 2011
~God bless you~
Leonard and Gayle Sanders
March 10, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the Dobson Family. Sorry for your loss lean on the Lord, Family & Friends to help you get through this difficult time.
Diane W
March 10, 2011


March 10, 2011
May all of Rev. Dobsons friends & loved ones find comfort in knowing he is home with our Lord & Saviour. Bless you all during this difficult time. In Christian Love,
Shelly Williams
March 10, 2011
We didn't know Bro. Clint personally but as Christians we're looking forward to meeting him and many more in heaven. Our deepest sympathy to family and his church. Betty and Joey Holmes
betty/joey holmes
March 9, 2011
Dear Dobson family and Rozeman family,
We send our love and condolences as you grieve for Clint, and also remember so fondly his life. Dr. Rozeman was my mother's cardiologist for years, and she admired him so much, as we do, especially for his Christian service. No words can truly comfort the way we would like, but please know that many of us are praying for you now. Sincerely,
Kay Birdwell Asher
Kay Asher
March 9, 2011
Bro.Clint,your light will not ever go out.You showed the love of LORD JESUS Christ and you are 1 of those rare lights that touched many hearts.
Ms Patric'L Felton
March 9, 2011
May God Hold your family in His arms ! We love Pastor Dobson and the precious spirit within him . He truly reflected the love and the compassion of Christ, in his life !
March 9, 2011
Rod, Sharon, Chris & Sara
You and your family are in my prayers. Memories are a precious gift and with your faith in God will help to carry you through. May God bless you.
Annette (Prather) Magruder
March 9, 2011
May God hold you in his loving arms to comfort you.
March 9, 2011
Laura, We love you and grieve with you in this terrible time. We are thinking of you constantly and you will be in our prayers. Clint was an amazing person and he will be missed by all of us. You don't have to look far to see the impact he had on those around him. He was a great man and will always be remembered as such. We love you Laura,
The Cokers
Phillip Coker
March 9, 2011
I pray that God continues to be with you during this difficult time, and in days to come. May you hold on to the faith, that you will see Brother Clint Dobson again in glory.
Joni Walker
March 9, 2011
I honor Rev. Dobson and his witness to Christ. May God comfort and bless those who knew and loved him.
Paul Serrell
March 9, 2011
There are no words sufficient to express the deep sense of loss and heartbreak we are feeling. We are praying and trusting that God will continue to pour out His grace, strength, comfort, and peace on all who love Clint.
Allen and Barbara Leafgreen
March 9, 2011
Lord, we remember this day thy faithful servant Clint. Receive Clint into thy joyful service with all those who have faithfully served You, and we thank You that You shared Clint as a light in the life of others. Bless and comfort all who grieve his loss.
March 9, 2011
Laura , you will be in my prayers, Clint inspired me spiritually and may the Lord rest His soul in eternal Peace. As for North Pointe, We should live His legacy, He was a nice man and he wanted the best for all.
Harriet Odongo
March 9, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with Pastor Dobson's family. To Sarah and Rob my thoughts are with you during this sad time.
Shelly Anderson
March 9, 2011
We are so sorry to hear of this tragedy. we know no words can express the pain you are going through at this time.Every tear that falls God sees.Our hearts are with you. We are praying for you.We have asked area churches to hold you up in prayers.May the God of peace which passes all understanding guard your heart and mind.All our love, compassion, prayers are continually with you.May you all find the rest that comes from Gods presence, at this time.Pastors of Grace Fellowship Odessa Tx.
Rough and Shaye Lamb
March 9, 2011
I am very sorry for your tragic loss....I pray that God can provide you with some type of peace and comfront in your hour of sadness and despair
Keith Mosby
March 9, 2011
God bless this family. My prayers are with you all as you celebrate life knowing you will see him again.
Donnie Cody
March 9, 2011
You are all in my prayers. My husband is a young minister also. I can't imagine your loss.
Christina Presley
March 9, 2011
To the family ,friends, and extended church family of Pastor Clint Dobson,

Please know that Chisholm Trail Baptist Church family in Rhome, Texas is praying for you during this time of sorrow. It always brings comfort to know that God's people are praying for God's people. We are praying for you today. May He give you that peace that passes all understanding.
Ron Graham
March 9, 2011
Our hearts and thoughts are with you and your families. We come from God, and to Him we return.
Umma Ali
March 9, 2011
Our prayers are with you and your family.
Mr. & Mrs. Randy Merkord
March 9, 2011
Laura, family and friends of Rev. Dobson,
Our hearts are broken as you grieve the death of a husband, son, friend and minister. By all accounts, he lived out his various roles reflecting the love of Jesus and with the passion of a servant of God who is sure of his mission. There is no explanation for his death that will bring comfort. But our God is good, He is righteous, His purpose will stand, and Rev. Dobson is celebrating the culmination of his faith and hope in the presence of our beloved Savior. You are in our constant prayers. May God's peace bring you every comfort and blessing in the days ahead.
Mark and Jo Carter
March 9, 2011
God bless the family of Rev. Clint Dobson. My heart weeps for your loss. But as Christians, we know to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. My prayers to all of his family and friends.
Ava Walker
March 9, 2011
March 9, 2011
I went to school with Clint from elementary through Baylor. He was an amazing person and I feel very lucky to have known him. My thoughts and prayers go out to Laura and the rest of Clint's family.
Jade Rickett
March 9, 2011
God bless you in this time of need.
Elizabeth Quesnel
March 9, 2011
I live right down the street from Clint's church. This is such a major trajedy for a life that had so much impact on everyone he touched was taken so short. I pray for the family and friends of such a wonderful person, may God bless you in everyday of your lives. And may you find peace in comfort in your wonderful memories.
Ceara Mapes
March 9, 2011
Laura and Church Family
My heart goes out to you at this time of loss. Sending prayers and asking for God's strength and peace for you. Much love and hugs, Gail Hankins, Shreveport, LA
March 9, 2011
To Laura, Mr. and Ms. Dobson, and Mr. and Ms. Rozeman,
Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for your loss of Clint. I pray that the healing love of our Holy Father will surround and comfort you during this time and forever. In the Blessed name of Jesus.
Larry & Emma Lew Viegas
March 9, 2011
Our family never had the privilege of knowing Clint or any of you all, but our hearts are shattered right now. We are praying for you.
The Williams Family
March 9, 2011
I was lucky enough to teach and coach Clint back in the great days of Space Center Intermediate. I can see that Clint never changed from being a tremendous person. He was truly a great student/athlete then and went out as an angel of God. I am so sorry for his loss. My heart and prayers go out to his family and friends. Coach Ed Sanders, now in Michigan.
Ed Sanders
March 9, 2011
Our hearts break with you in the loss of Clint. We are praying for you, and asking the Father to hold you so tightly in His arms. We love you. Kathy and David Werntz
Kathy & David Werntz
March 9, 2011
We send our deepest sympathy to all the Dobson Family. May God give you strength and peace as you grieve the loss of your beloved Clint. Your sorrow is shared by many.
Joyce & Tom Myler
March 8, 2011
The church family of Crestview Baptist in Farmerville, Louisiana is holding your family up in prayer. God bless you. We love you! In Christ our King.
Crestview Baptist
March 8, 2011
Please know that God's people everywhere are praying for the family and church of Pastor Clint Dobson. We are so sorry to hear of your loss, but we know that God is still on the throne and He does all things well. May He comfort you and give you peace that passes all understanding.
The Epicenter Church
March 8, 2011
Only God knows the hurt felt by those that knew this Saint of God. May God comfort your hearts during this hour of bereavement. With deepest sympathy. -CM Taylor, Lewisville,TX
March 8, 2011
To the family and congregation,

My family and I are praying for you during this time of need. We pray God will give you the strength to get you through.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

There are just no words during this time of sorrow. Do not let this darken your heart. Let love harmonize as if you were singing a song in church on Sunday's.

May God Bless each of you in the name of Jesus. AMEN

March 8, 2011
i did not know Rev. Dobson but would like to let his family know i am praying for them and i also know that clint is with Jesus Mark Batschelet Lewisville ,Tx
March 8, 2011
Laura, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Beth and Scott King
March 8, 2011
I do not know the family but yet my heart breaks for each of them, especially his wife. Only God is the great comforter. You all are in my prayers.
March 8, 2011
I visited NorthPointe Baptist the sunday before Clint was taken from us. I am really saddend to hear of the tragic loss and my deepest condolensences go out to Laura and the rest of his family and friends. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to meet such a wonderful man.
Stephanie Perry
March 8, 2011
Dearest Laura, My sister in Christ and now my sister in grief. My Baptist pastor husband was carried to heaven suddenly on a lightening strike in 2007. I do not know you, but I want you to know that I am praying daily for you. You have lost your husband and your pastor. My heart aches for you. Rest in the Savior's arms as He will carry you through.
Tawnya Clardy
March 8, 2011
My only comfort is to know that Laura and Clint's family have another angel to watch over them in Heaven. I pray that many come to know Christ after this heartbreaking event. I wish to celebrate Clint's life and look forward to the joyous day when we can all be there together at the right of God to serve Him eternally. May the Grace of God be with you always!
Tracy & Elizabeth Hornick
March 8, 2011
I read that one of Pastor Dobson's favorite bible verses was John 1:5 in his First Baptist Church Arlington online biography. It reads, "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it". Pastor Dobson's little church has been filled by so many people from every corner of this earth with such love.

To his bride and family and his pastoral friends and church are in the hearts and minds and prayers of people who love you and people who never met you.
Leman Family
March 8, 2011
John Franklin
March 8, 2011
God has a plain for us all. My heart and prayers are with this family. Amen
sondra washington
March 8, 2011
Alma, Philip, Laura, and Sarah-
My heart breaks for you all. I have had you on my mind so much since this tragedy first happened and I am praying for you without ceasing. Wish I could be there to offer my support in person. Please know that your friends in Shreveport love you all and we will continue to pray for peace and comfort.
Mary Cobb
March 8, 2011
Dear Dobson and Kirchmer family,

I remember Clinton when he was a little boy and he was the most precious,sweetest,loving child and to read the man he has grown to be is just the most beautiful story. I'm so sadden to hear of your tragic loss. He is Gods child and he is in great hands. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time and forever.
Marcella (Marci) Dake
March 8, 2011
To: The Family of Clinton Dobson

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills
from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord,
which made heaven and earth. I did not know Rev Dobson or his family, I am so sorry for the lost. Praying for his family and Church family. God Bless you and I love you.
Marine.C. Smith
March 8, 2011
Clint's life has been an example for all of us. He brought glory to God by touching so many lives. We are blessed to have heard him preach. Know he is with the Lord whose goodness endures forever.
Lynn & Sam Binion
March 8, 2011
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Dorothy McCaskill
March 8, 2011
My heart and prayers go out to the family and congregation. No words can express my deepest sympathy but we can rejoice in knowing this wonderful man of God is at peace with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
March 8, 2011
To: The Family of Clinton Dobson

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills
from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord,
which made heaven and earth. I did not know Rev Dobson or his family, I am so sorry for the lost. Praying for his family and Church family. God Bless you and I love you.
March 8, 2011
Clint has forever changed the community in the lives he has touched and the people he has cared for. Our city will forever be indebted to him. May God protect and watch over him now as he has done so graciously for countless others.

Our family sends their deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to the entire Dobson Family. Thank you for sharing such an incredible individual with the entire community.
The Vandergriff Family
March 8, 2011
Our hearts break for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are facing such a senseless and unspeakable tragedy. Our prayers are with you, may God be with you and comfort you as only He can.
Anthony & Barbra Jones
March 8, 2011
March 8, 2011
This is a sad situation, but The best thing about this is Satan is a defeated foe. Thank God that Clinton is rested in the blossom of Jesus.He is sleep in Jesus. One day you will see him again.Be encourage family and know that you are thought about and The Body of Christ is praying for you.
March 8, 2011
Linda Lingerfelt
March 8, 2011
I did not know Rev. Dobson or his family, but I want you all to know that I am so sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers
Dallas M.
March 8, 2011
May God be with you and your family in the time of need
darlene love
March 8, 2011
Don't know the pastor but me and my son send our prayers to his wife,family and the church.
Barbara C.
March 8, 2011
I am so sorry for your precious loss. My oldest son played football with Clint and graduated with him. Clint was always a welcomed guest in my home. We celebrated good times during their years in football. When I told the boys of his loss all they could say was, "He was such a nice and gentle person." He will be greatly missed. John, Mona, John and Mike Drendall
March 8, 2011
May god bless and heal this young man's family & friends. RIP
Minerba G Baldoza
March 8, 2011
Didn't know Bro. Clint but we are heartbroken and send deepest sympathy to family and church. Joey and Betty Holmes
Joey/Betty Holmes
March 8, 2011
Didn't know Bro. Clint but we are heartbroken and send deepest sympathy to family and church. Joey and Betty Holmes
Joey Holmes
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