Longtime Abilene Christian University professor Charlie ‘Doc’ Marler dies at 89
ABILENE, Texas — Dr. Charlie H. “Doc” Marler, revered professor…
Dr. Neil R. Lightfoot, Abilene Christian University’s Frank and Della Pack Distinguished Professor Emeritus of New Testament, died Monday in Abilene, two days short of his 83rd birthday.
Born Dec. 22, 1929, in Waco, Texas, he earned a B.A. in philosophy (1952) and a M.A. in philosophy (1955) from Baylor University, and a Ph.D. in religion (1958) from Duke University. He joined the ACU Bible faculty in 1958 and retired in 2004.
He married Ollie Robinson April 7, 1951, and she died in 2003. Lightfoot married Marjorie Floyd (’65) in May 21, 2005.
Lightfoot was ACU’s Teacher of the Year in 1978, a Piper Professor nominee for 1979-80, and a senior associate in Cambridge University’s Westminster College in 1986. He preached in gospel meetings around the world, and was minister of churches in Waco (Lakeview Church of Christ); Winston-Salem, N.C. (Central Church of Christ); Burlington, N.C. (Vaughn Road Church of Christ) and Abilene (11th and Willis Church of Christ).
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