John Henry Holcomb III, 79, a loving husband and devoted father, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010, in Granbury. Memorial service: 6 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Granbury, where Jack and Louise have been members for 26 years. Dr. John Henry Holcomb III was a lifelong educator, administrator, civic and military leader. He served 30 years in Colorado as teacher, principal and superintendent, and with the State Department of Education. He retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel. He returned to his home state of Texas in the capacity of professor of administrative education at Tarleton State University. He continued to contribute to the community in retirement, serving on the local airport board and as a Texas Silver-Haired Legislator. Survivors: Wife, Louise; sons, John, Greg and Bradford; daughter, Kimberly; two granddaughters; and two grandsons.
Published in Star-Telegram on April 29, 2010