John Horace Dibble

Passed June 14, 2020

Obituary for John Horace Dibble

Services
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
12 Noon
Mt Pleasant Baptist Church
809 Harding Street
Pastor R. M. Castle

Viewing
Wells Chapel
811 Woods Street
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Burial Crestview Memorial Cemetery

John Horace Dibble, 94, was called home on Sunday June 14, 2020 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by friends and family. John was born in Italy, Texas to the late John Elmo and Mattie Bennett Dibble on May 18, 1926. The family moved to Marlin, Texas when John was three months old. He attended and completed Booker T. Washington High School in Marlin in 1943, and entered Prairie View A&M University in September 1943.

From 1945 to 1947, John served his country in the United States Navy and was honorable discharged in 1947. John returned to Prairie View A&M University in 1947 and graduated in May 1950 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. Following graduation, John accepted a position as an instructor at the G.W. Jackson School in Corsicana Texas. In June 1952, John accepted a position as an Air Training Command Master Instructor at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. John worked as a Master Instructor at Sheppard Air Force Base for 34 years until his retirement in 1986.

John married his loving wife Louise in October 1952. They were happily married for 67 years. They lived together in Wichita Falls for the past 63 years. John and Louise joined Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church where he is served as a deacon. He was a member of the Senior Choir for 45 years. He also served in the capacity of Sunday school teacher, Boy Scout leader and financial secretary of the church.

John was very involved in civic and charitable organizations throughout the Wichita Falls area. In May 1988, John was elected to serve a six year term on the School Board of the Wichita Falls Independent School District. John was an instrumental contributor to the Emanuel Davis overpass on the eastside of Wichita Falls and worked extensively with the East Branch YMCA.

He is survived by his loving wife Louise, son Alan of Dallas and son Eric (wife Mary) of Frisco, Texas and two granddaughters, Emma and Erin.

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