|Birth: ||Aug. 22, 1919|
|Death: ||May 26, 2007|
Cline Rex Paden, 87, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2007, at his home in Lubbock. He was born in Wagner Aug. 22, 1919, to Oscar and Lona Paden. The family moved to Lubbock County in 1927. Cline graduated from Idalou High School. He then graduated from Abilene Christian University with a BA degree. His life work was recognized by honorary doctor's degrees from five universities: David Lipscomb, Abilene Christian, Harding, Lubbock Christian and Pepperdine. Plaques for outstanding achievements have been awarded by numerous church organizations.
He married Jo Iris Cathey on July 4, 1947. Survivors include his wife, Jo and three children, Tim and Metta of Lubbock, Terry and Becky of Abernathy, and Tanja and Randy Couchman of Boerne. Also surviving is a brother, Gerald of Lubbock; two sisters, Jeri Fox of Oceanside, Calif. and Patsy Whitson of Lakewood, Calif.; and nine grandchildren.
Cline began a life of preaching when his first sermon was delivered in Hawley and his preaching/missionary career spanned the next sixty-five years.
Beginning in 1949, he was part of missionary teams to Italy and later to Denmark in 1957. Back in the States, in 1962 he was the founder of the Sunset School of Preaching, now called the Sunset International Bible Institute. He served as the Director of the school until 1993, when he chose Truitt Adair to succeed him. He then served as Chancellor of the school until 2006.He served as an Elder at Sunset Church of Christ for over 30 years.
The family request memorials gifts to the Sunset International Bible Institute.
Celebration of Life services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at Sunset Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at Resthaven Funeral Home.
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Created by: Janice Williams Langley
Record added: May 28, 2007
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Searchers of our Past
Added: Feb. 14, 2016
I certainly will never forget bro. Cline Paden, affectionally known as the Grey Eagle. It was an honor to have been a student at Sunset School of Preaching in Lubbock, TX when Cline was the Director. I also enjoyed going on gospel campaigns with him. By G...(Read more)|
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