A Life Invested in Students and Family: John Mason “Jack” Chubb

Memorial Services for John “Jack” Mason Chubb of Sulphur Springs will be held Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Ron Byrd officiating and Rev. Fred Lewis assisting. There will be no visitation. His time as principal at Sulphur Springs High School contributed much to students, teachers, and the community as a whole. His quiet and unassuming manner hid the investment of his life in people and the community. A number of students at SSHS during his tenure later became teachers and community leaders. A student who later became a coach-teacher at SSHS, Kyna Massey Saul, now a teacher in the Waco area, wrote at the time of his death, “My high school principal passed away last night. When I heard the news that he was ill, I began to talk about him to our kids. I told (her daughter) that the best way to sum up John Mason Chubb was “how many people can say that they knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that their HS principal loved them and believed in them and that they loved them In return?” That was Mr. Chubb. I was one of thousands of students he led so well who could probably say the same thing.”

Jack passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at his home in Sulphur Springs.  He was born on November 3, 1932 in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania the son of Charles B. and Ruth (Mason) Chubb. He married Martha A. “Sue” Kassl in Chicago, Illinois on February 6, 1954. Jack served in the US Navy, serving in the Korean War. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and he worked in the education department for many years, retiring as principal of Sulphur Springs High School.

He is survived by his wife; son, Jack Chubb, Jr. and wife Denyse, of Wesley Chapel, FL; daughters, Patti Williamson and husband Rick, of Bartlett, and Diana Beverly and Betty Gooch both of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren, Matthew, Bryan and Tiffany Chubb; Heath, Bubba and Marissa Mikulec; Brittney and Brandon Williamson; Taysha Martin; Toyah and Tyanna Beverly; and Chance Gooch; great-grandchildren, Mason and Mattie Mikulec; Mariah Mikulec; Layton Anderson; Dawson and Milada Martin; Liani Chubb; and brother, Charles Chubb Jr. of Tennessee.

He is preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and David Chubb.

Author: Staff Reporter

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