John Mitchell Webb

John Mitchell Webb

ARLINGTON -- John Mitchell Webb Jr., 90, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Arlington. Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, 313 N. Center St., Arlington, with Dr. David Mosser officiating. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. John was born Oct. 28, 1923, in Clarksville to the Rev. John Mitchell Webb Sr. and Carrie Tucker Webb. He grew up in Methodist parsonages throughout the North Texas Conference, his father being a longtime Methodist minister. John served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He graduated from North Texas State University, where he earned a master's degree. He did his post-graduate work at the University of Texas. John was married to the love of his life, Jean Pace Webb, for over 50 years. He began his career in the public school system as a teacher and football coach in Belton. He moved to Arlington in 1952 to become vice principal under James Martin at Arlington High School. In 1956, he became principal of Arlington High School. During his tenure, he opened the present-day campus on West Park Row and Cooper. John brought Army ROTC and the Kiwanis Key Club to the high school. In 1970 he became assistant superintendent of finance for the school district. John was a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club in Arlington where he served as former president. He was also a lieutenant governor of the Texas-Oklahoma District, where he received the Distinguished Lieutenant Governor honor as well as the Hixson Award. He was deeply honored by the Arlington Independent School District with the naming of John Webb Elementary School. He deeply loved his family, his friends, "The High School" and the school district. John was a servant to many. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean, in 2006; his parents; infant daughter, Mitzi Jean Webb; and sister, Mary Webb Young. Survivors: Daughter, Jan Rash and husband, Dan, of Clemson, S.C.; grandchildren, Robin Rash Davis and husband, Brian, and Kristin Rash Miesbauer and husband, Mark; great-grandchildren, John Austin, J.D. and Colt Davis, and Kaylee and Allie Miesbauer, all of Clemson, S.C.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. Dear Webb family,

    Mr. Webb was a man of strong character with high standards and a good principal to our class AHS 1966. My condolences to you on his passing.

  2. Jan,

    We are so very sorry about the loss of your Dad. Wish we could be there with you all, but know that you and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love,
    Jim & Lynda

  3. My brother and I want to send our sympathy to all the Webb family. Mr. Webb was our teacher and administrator from 1950 on. Mr Webb was also my supervisor during the 25 years I was employed with AISD in the office. He was kind person and never forgot his students.

  4. Dear Jan, Dan, Robin, Kristin, and Family, Please know that I feel your sorrow in the passing of a man who touched so many lives. He was blessed with a long and good life. I wanted to make the journey to Arlington, but I am going to do what Mr. Webb would have me do: help get the students to school today and Monday morning. With you in spirit, Dwight/////

  5. Dear Jan and family, I’m so sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. As you know, he was a pretty special person. John and I always enjoyed our visits with your mom and dad. Lots of talking about education going on among the four of us. I wish we could attend the service, but as you know John is not well. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

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