Obituary: Clifford Dudley Marx

Clifford Dudley Marx, longtime pastor of Memorial Baptist Church in Taylor, died Oct. 22. He was 71.

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Clifford Dudley Marx, longtime pastor of Memorial Baptist Church in Taylor, died Oct. 22. He was 71. He was born May 21, 1949, to Clifford Otis “Doc” and Sally “Johnson” Marx in Austin. He earned his undergraduate degree from Southwest Texas State in San Marcos. In 1983, he felt God’s call to the gospel ministry. For six years, he drove back and forth one day a week to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in San Antonio and Fort Worth. In 1989, he graduated with his Master of Divinity degree. Memorial Baptist Church in Taylor called him as pastor in 1992, and he served there 28 years. He also owned and operated Promise Land Learning Center, a Christian daycare in Hutto. He is survived by his wife of 35 years Deborah Kay “Perrin” Marx; daughter Christie Tracey and husband Eric of Thorndale; son David Marx and wife Susan of Round Rock; stepson Bobby Wayne Jones and wife Mary of Taylor; stepson Joe Jones of Thorndale; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters Sue Boyd and Linda Walther; and brothers Mike Marx and Alan Robinson.


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