Freedom, family and well-crafted words marked the life of Charlie Marler.
The first chair of the Journalism and Mass Communication Department at Abilene Christian University earned respect and admiration nationwide as an advocate for excellent journalism by and for Christians.
Though he was 89 years old, his May 27 death shocked former students and colleagues around the world. As more than one remarked, it just seemed he would live forever. He will, just not with us for the next little while, Cheryl Mann Bacon writes in this tribute.
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