Arthur Weldon Lotspeich

September 7, 1934October 23, 2018

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 2 pm, Saturday, October 27, 2018, St. Barnabas United Methodist Church, Arlington, TX. MEMORIALS: May be made to the St. Barnabas Scholarship Fund (5011 W. Pleasant Ridge, Arlington, TX 76016) or The Alzheimer’s Association.

Arthur Weldon Lotspeich, 84, passed peacefully from this earth Tuesday October 23, 2018 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. Weldon was a devoted husband, father, teacher and man of faith. He was born September 7, 1934 in an unincorporated portion of Tarrant County that his now Arlington. Weldon grew up as an only child in the rural community of Tate Springs otherwise known as “Tater Hill.” He graduated in 1952 from Handley High School where he lettered in football and track and was selected to the Dallas Morning News 1952 All II-AA District Football Squad. He continued his education at Texas Wesleyan College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Master of Education. He began his career as a teacher in the Fort Worth Public schools. On August 14, 1960, Weldon married the love of his life, Shirley Knight, and they raised two sons together, Stephen and Philip.

The bulk of his teaching years were spent as a Chemistry teacher at Paschal High School in Fort Worth where he shaped young minds for 34 years. He also coached tennis and was a sponsor for the Panther Spirit of Paschal spirit squad. His heart for service extended outside of the classroom. He was a dedicated volunteer in the Boy Scouting program serving as Cub Master for Pack 399 and as the Cross Timbers District Roundtable Commissioner for many years. He was active in Troop 299 and Troop 517 influencing the lives of many young men.

Weldon was a man of great faith serving as an Elder in the Presbyterian Church (US). In 1977, he joined the newly formed St. Barnabas United Methodist/Presbyterian Church. There, he taught Sunday school, and served in leadership roles on various committees. He also shepherded many through the Disciple Bible Study program at St Barnabas, now a United Methodist Congregation.

Weldon is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley; his two sons, Stephen (Michelle) and Philip (Linda) as well as his grandchildren, Brandon (Jamie), Samantha, Austin and Abigail. He is also survived by his great grandkids, Zane, Drew and Violet. He was preceded in death by his parents Lemuel and Eunice Lotspeich.


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Rai Barnett

October 26, 2018

Weldon was a great Sunday School teacher and friend. He had a wonderful smile and always a kind word. He will be greatly missed. We are SO sorry we are out of town and can't be there to support the family. You all are definitely in our prayers.

Mike and Rai Barnett

Karen Worley

October 25, 2018

We had just begun attending church at St. Barnabas when someone invited us to the Seekers Sunday school class. The teacher was welcoming, knowledgeable, humorous and inspiring. He made the Bible come alive, and I wanted more, so Dan and I took disciple Bible studies trying to get in Weldon's classes when we could. Shirley was always there giving her support and being a friend to so many. I have been so inspired by the example of loving care she gave Weldon even when things were hard. Love and peace to all of you who loved Weldon.

Jesus Gonzalez

October 25, 2018

Estimado/Dear Phil,
My sincere condolences to you and the entire Lotspeich Family on the passing of your beloved father Arthur.
May he rest in peace and you all be comforted by the promises of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Rev. Jesus (Jesse) Gonzalez
Iglesia Presbiteriana Getsemaní
Fort Worth, Texas

Lynn Nichols

October 25, 2018

On behalf of Carepath Hospice…we offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the dearly departed. You and yours are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. God bless each and every one of you during this time of grief and sorrow. Respectfully, Lynn Nichols – Bereavement Coordinator, Carepath Healthcare – (Pastoral Care Team) for Family Support.