Dobson, Marvin Luke

Founder Of East Ridge Bible Church

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dr. Marvin Luke Dobson, 80, died on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

Dr. Dobson began his ministry in Greeneville, Tn. In 1965 he moved to Chattanooga and in 1969 founded the East Ridge Bible Church. In 2000 he returned to Greeneville where he pastored Freedom Baptist Church until he retired in 2012. He loved preaching the Word of God, and he loved helping missionaries share the gospel around the world.

He was predeceased by his wife, June; his parents, Ottis and Elizabeth Dobson and sister, Mary Don Dobson of Greeneville, Tn.

He is survived by his daughters, Donna Johnson, Beth (Rick) Robertson, Chattanooga and Marcia (Charles) Strong, Quakertown, Pa.; grandchildren, Rebecca and Melissa Johnson, April Stearman, Stephen and Jonathan Strong, Alyssa Korb, Michael and Tim Robertson and Jamie Belko; brother, Alex Dobson and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Bennett Road Bible Baptist Church in Chattanooga, from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday. Dr. Owen McCloud will conduct the service on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. in the church.

Entombment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Missions Fund at Bennett Road Bible Baptist Church, 4116 Bennett Road, Chattanooga, Tn.

Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family-owned and operated.


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