Harvey Cecil Tubb

February 28, 1925March 2, 2019

BROWNFIELD – Harvey Cecil Tubb (Coach Tubb), age 94, of Brownfield, Texas, died on March 2, 2019. A private family graveside service will be held in the Levelland Cemetery under the direction of the George Price Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life for Mr. Tubb, open to all who wish to attend, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March, 8, 2019, at George Price Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be led by Leandro Gonzales of the First Baptist Church of Lenorah, Texas.

Harvey was born on February 28, 1925, in Levelland, Texas, to George and Elizabeth Tubb. He was a graduate of Levelland High School. He served in the Navy during World War II and was stationed in San Diego, California. He married Mary Ann Gradowski, of Bay City, Michigan, on March 2, 1946, in Lubbock, Texas. They were married 58 years until Mary Ann passed away in 2004. On April 8, 2006, he married Billie Jo Porter in Tarzan, Texas. Harvey, a Texas Tech graduate, made a great impression on many young men and women as an educator, and he enjoyed coaching before becoming a school administrator. He worked in the Whitharral, Ropes, and Wellman school districts before retiring from Grady Independent School District in Lenorah, Texas. In his retirement, Harvey enjoyed playing golf and tending to livestock on the family ranch in Mills County, Texas.

He is survived by his wife, Billie Jo, of Brownfield, Texas; a brother, Nathan Tubb, of Levelland, Texas; one daughter, Rose Marie Moore and husband James, of Baytown, Texas; a son, Johnny Tubb and wife Rhonda, of Lubbock, Texas; six grandchildren, Rhett Graham, of Lubbock, Texas; Linsey Harlan and husband James, of Wellman, Texas; John David Moore and wife Mary, of Houston, Texas; Jennifer Simmons and husband Sy, of New Braunfels, Texas; Kelsey Tubb, of Lubbock; Texas; Justin Tubb and wife Jordan, of Lubbock, Texas; and seven great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Debra Graham of Brownfield, Texas; and Carol Tenpas of Midlothian, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests the Lubbock Area United Way (


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Kourtney Cavazos

March 8, 2019

I knew Harvey in the last years of his life and loved every day I came to work. He always had a smile and we talked quite a bit, even reminiscing on his Wellman days when I brought old yearbooks in. I will always cherish the days I would sit and talk with him and visiting with Mrs. Tubb when she would come to see him everyday. In a place where family visits weren't a common occurrence, her daily devotion was a welcome sight and a breath of fresh air. Rest easy Mr. Tubb. You earned it.

Sherry Mead

March 8, 2019

Mr. Tubb was principal of Wellman High School during all four years of my education. He was a man of the highest integrity, leading not only with his words, but in all his actions. We all respected him, and loved it when he showed his wit and sense of humor. Sending prayers for Johnny, Rosie, and all the family. May God comfort and divinely protect you.❤️🙏❤️


March 7, 2019

HARVEY TUBB was the last of my 6 uncles, to pass at 94 yesrs
One Uncle was killed in an Army Air Cops crash in the combat zone in Fairbanks
All other Uncles survived WW 2 and also my Dad, as well as myself surviving in Naval Jet during the Vietnam War. HARVEY seemed the most proud of his military service as as a Naval aircraft mechanic.. He and I would arm and leg wrestle from the first to the 12 th grade at which time I beat him! Or did I really?
HARVEY loved working with young kiddos, football teams and in the classroom..His final wife Jo was very sweet and cultured and belped HARVY to accept re Baptism. SAIL On HARVEY SAIL O n
GOD ZPEED . Sig; Nephew Terry Tubb MD.

Laurie Tate

March 5, 2019

Sorry hear about your dad
Love Laurie

Mary McCollister Garrett

March 4, 2019

I'm thankful for the time Mr Tubb spent encouraging me to be the best I could be. He was a tough disciplinarian but I knew it was because he truly cared and wanted all us Wildcats to follow our dreams & make a positive impact on our world.
My prayers go out to all his family. May God comfort you during your time of sorrow and loss.

David King

March 4, 2019

May he rest in eternal peace. Have fond memories of him disciplining us and helping us grow up to be outstanding young men. Never forget the spanking he gave me. Deserved it and wish we had the same type of discipline in today’s world.