John Clemith Quebe, Jr.

dadquebeJohn Clemith Quebe Jr. passed peacefully Saturday the 15th of October, 2016 at his home in Santa Fe, TX. He was born in Galveston, TX on July 12, 1947 to the union of John Clemith Quebe Sr. and Florence (Hysmith) Quebe.

He is now reunited with his parents, John & Florence Quebe, sister, Jean (Quebe) Patterson and brother-in-law, Mike Bowen Sr.; along with numerous aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Kathy Quebe, and three children; his daughter, Laurie Sanders and husband Bubba Sanders and sons, Danny Quebe and Jimmy Quebe. His siblings Ann Bowen, Joan Spain and husband A.V. Spain, Charles Quebe and wife Pam Quebe, Charlene Kelly and husband Harold Kelly, and Dennis F. Quebe and wife Linda Quebe and his mother-in-law Phyllis Howard. John also leaves behind his grandchildren Brandi, Cody, Daniel, Dillon, Samantha, Taylor, and Emily, and his great-grandchildren Kayla, Aubrey, Gavin, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Upon graduation from Ball High School, he entered the electrical industry trade as an apprentice electrician. His dedication and work ethic allowed him to quickly advance through the ranks to become President of Kenmor Electric Company, one of the largest electrical contractors in Houston. Participating in construction on some of the most recognizable projects in the Houston and Galveston areas, he also dedicated his time to serve as Senior Vice-President on the Board of Directors for the Independent Electrical Contractors before becoming their National President in 2007. In 2015, he was recognized as a Lifetime Honorary Member of the Gulf Coast Chapter of IEC, while putting into practice his belief of paying forward for the next generation of electricians to come.

He was a devoted husband, a proud father, a doting grandfather, and a faithful, loving friend. As a husband, he dedicated his life to loving Kathy with deep devotion in everything they did. As a father, he raised three children to be independent, loving, and generous. He touched an innumerable amount of lives. When people think of memories of John they may all start differently, but they all end the same – with him making you laugh and smile. He was truly the type of person that would light up a room when he walked in simply by flashing his big, contagious smile.

His passions outside of business included hunting, fishing, as well as restoring and racing cars. He was also renowned for his exceptional skills behind the BBQ pit. One of John’s favorite past times was cars – racing them, driving them, or even just watching them on television. When he wasn’t working hard or racing fast cars, John enjoyed spending time at his lake house with his childhood friend of over 50 years, Earl Ricicar, as well as countless other friends and family.

Pallbearers will be, Cody Sanders, Daniel Quebe, Dillon Quebe, Charlie Quebe, Tavish Thomas, and Earl Ricicar. Honorary Pallbearers will be Larry Lange, Ray Roberson and John Zendt.

His legacy will live on through his children and all of those he mentored during his personal and professional career.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to MD Anderson Hospital.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 20th, between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m., at James Crowder Funeral home in Dickinson, Texas. A Mass will be celebrated Friday, October 21st, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Hitchcock, Texas. Interment will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock, Texas.


  1. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Quebe family. John was a great man and good friend. He will be missed

    Craig Myers
  2. Kathy please accept my condolences to you and your family during these difficult times. John was truly one of the nices, genuine person I ever had the honor of being friends with. God bless you and your family.

    Gary Thompson
  3. John Quebe was the best person I ever worked for. He will always be in our hearts. Let the Lord bless him and his family today, tomorrow, and forever. Mr. Quebe thank you for everything. Thank you for all the advice, for all the mentoring, and your leadership.

    Pete Ulloa Jr.

    Pete Ulloa Jr
  4. It has been an honor to work with and to be a good friend of Johns. He will be deeply missed. My love and deepest sympathies go out to Kathy and family. It will never be the same without him. I will miss our conversation, e-mails and text.
    Rest in Peace, John Quebe, Rest in Peace

    Joe Jephson

    Joe Jephson
  5. Dearest Linda & Dennis,

    We are saddened so much by the loss of your brother, Johnny. We know that your loss is immeasurable, and cannot imagine what you are going through; but know that our hearts go out to you and our thoughts are with you as you adjust to life without Johnny.

    With much love and deepest sympathy,
    Laura & Jim Coffman

    Laura & Jim Coffman
  6. John will missed by so many people; he was a great man, a very kind and caring man. Our prayers go out to Kathy and the family, love always, Sonya, Ronald and Ryan

    Sonya and Ronald Johnson
  7. Dear Laurie and Family,

    Our deepest sympathy during this very sad time for your family. I know how much your father meant to all of you. Know that he is always with you. Much love, Carole and Ernest Lopez

    Carole Rainer
  8. My deepest condolences to the friends and family of John Quebe. While i only knew John for a few years it felt like i have known him my entire life. He was that kind of a guy. I will always have great memories of John and his sense of humor, his kindness, and for being such a great family man.

    James Young
  9. Kathy and family, We were extremely saddened when we received the news about Johnny. Johnny and I shared some great times growing up in Texas City and Galveston. He was always the one to take events to the next level no matter if it was work or fun. Memories, thoughts, love and prayers.

    Howard & Penny Pope
  10. There are no words to express our sadness when hearing of John’s passing. He was indeed a wonderful man ; kind & generous.He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our hearts are broken…
    Sleep in Heavenly peace, John.
    We love you,
    Mike & Melody Smith

    M & M Smith
  11. Kenny and I are so very sorry about Johnny. May our Lord give you all peace. Our prayers are with you.

    Wendy & Kenny Burch
  12. Our lives have been blessed and forever changed by having the joy of knowing, laughing and loving John and Kathy. We extend our most sincere and deepest love of mankind to John and his family and friends for whom he touched along the path of his magnanimous life. No matter the world around him, John was that rock sturdy lighthouse that projected an unwavering beacon of light that could be seen during the brightest of days and that never dimmed no matter how dark the storm clouds. His warmth and full enjoyment of life was made complete by his deep love of family and friends.
    God Bless the Quebe family and all those who have come to know him on this earth.

    With love, respect and prayers
    Mike and Ginny

    Mike & Ginny Moorhouse
  13. John was a friend and a man that everyone respected and looked up to. I will miss him and his great smile. My deepest sympathy to Kathy and the family.

    Joe Heiman
  14. Kathy and the family, Our condolences to you and the family. Johnny will be sadly missed. Hugs and prayers. Love you!
    Belinda Ooley & Dick Spinn

    Belinda Ooley
  15. MY condolences and my hearts go out to the Quebe family and friends. John was a beautiful person who just lit up the room wherever he went. He made everyone feel as if they were so special and he gave his heart, time and energy to everyone and everything that he possibly could. His generosity and kindness will always be remembered.
    He leaves behind a huge legacy. He will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.
    Rest In Peace John.
    Sending our love and prayers to you all.
    Michele and Chris Evans

    Michele Evans
  16. Johnny was a great friend to my entire family. His cheer and humor will be loved and remembered forever. Our prayers are with his entire family and most especially Kathy and their children.

    We are all so very sorry for your loss and pray that God grant you His Grace to remember the cherished times and ease the pain of absence.

    Preston Lange
  17. Words cannot express what my heart feels for the entire Quebe Family. I have never been to a service where more positive and heartfelt memories were shared. John was such a genuinely great person and well respected by many. I am happy to have had the chance to meet him. He may be gone, but never forgotten.

    My Sincerest Condolences,
    Bethany Ehret

    Bethany Ehret
  18. John was good to his family, good to his friends, and good to his industry. There is no better life or legacy than this.

    Jon Pollock
  19. Kathy, I’m so happy to see that you lived such a wonderful and happy life. I am very sorry for the loss of your husband but you we’ll see him again someday.

    God Bless,

  20. We love you Papa Johnny! We miss you terribly yet are content with knowing you are now enjoying the comforts of Paradise. Kathy, may God blanket you in His spiritual, emotional, and mental protection so that you may soon get your moment of rest from all this. Emily misses you so much and grieved for not being able to tell her Papa how much she loved him, but we prayed for him day and night.
    Taylor, you’re a wonderful and loved granddaughter and your Papa will not forget that you loved him and stuck by his side to ensure he was gonna get all the love he needed. To the rest of the family and friends, no matter how short or long of a time you had to get to know Johnny, know matter how close or far away you lived from him, you were all very significant to him. He has a big heart and he was sure to extend it to everyone that knew him. Everyone’s right about him being funny. Thank you to everyone who took the time, no matter where you are, to honor his name. It is greatly appreciated and sure to help the family in our time of need. God Bless you all

    Sabrina Quebe
  21. I love and miss you, papa. I can not wait to see you in heaven! I have not seen you in 4 years and am sorry I could not make it to your funeral. “papa” was a great grandpa I loved him so very much and I hope my dad Danny Quebe will be comforted my his spirit that is resting in gods arms. Thank you! Everyone, who did make it and are sharing their condolences. I am glad that my grandpa, “papa”, John Clemith Quebe to not suffer the pain of level 4 throat cancer and to not have to keep having a permanent hole that was there for his feeding tube in the stomach. He will not feel any more pain.

    Emily Quebe

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