Harold Ethridge Hebson
1950 - 2014
Greenwood Funeral Homes-Greenwood Chapel
3100 White Settlement Rd.
Fort Worth, TX
Harold Ethridge Hebson, 63, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Fort Worth surrounded by family and friends. Memorial service: A celebration of his life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at University Christian Church, 2720 S. University Drive. Memorials: Auburn University Endowment Investment Office, Memo: Brandt Visiting Industry Professor Endowment, 1907 S. College St., Suite 202, Auburn, Ala. 36849; Reel Recovery Texas (for men living with cancer), 160 Brookside Road, Needham, MA 02492; UT Southwestern Medical Center Office of Development, Memo: Dr. Brugarolas' Kidney Cancer Program, Box 910888, Dallas, Texas 75391-0888. Harold was born in Sylacauga, Ala., on Sept. 13, 1950, to James McCall Hebson and Ruth Ethridge Hebson. He attended public schools in Sylacauga and graduated from Auburn University in 1972 with a BS degree in building science. He also completed the executive education program at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Harold began his career with Manhattan Construction in Muskogee, Okla., joining Linbeck Construction, now the Linbeck Group, LLC, in Houston in 1974. He started as an estimator and then was a project director and client executive, working closely with the firm's institutional clients on many award-winning projects, including Space Center Houston, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, The Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House and a myriad of projects at TCU, including the Mary Wright Admission Center. Harold was involved with numerous ventures across the United States and internationally. In 2011, after 37 years, he retired from Linbeck as a senior vice president. Harold was a passionate alumnus of Auburn University. He was the longest continuously serving member of Auburn's Building Science Industry Advisory Committee. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the McWhorter School of Building Science at Auburn. Harold's community leadership included service on the Citizens Oversight Committee for the Fort Worth Independent School District's Capital Improvement Program. Harold met his wife, Patti Schneider, in 1977 and they were married New Year's Eve that year. Over the years, their anniversary and New Year's Eve were celebrated with notable themes such as the Hebson Hat Party. Harold enjoyed cooking and grilling and treated many friends and neighbors to pulled pork, steaks, ribs and gumbo. He enjoyed family vacations, traveling with friends and Auburn football games. Harold was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors: His wife of 36 years, Patricia Hebson, of Fort Worth; son, CW3 Philip Hebson of Clarksville, Tenn.; daughter, Elicia McGarry and husband, Sean, of Fort Worth; grandson, Riley McGarry; brother, James Hebson Jr. and wife, Renee, of Auburn, Ala.; sister, Ann Tillman and husband, Keith, of Linden, Ala.; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and other family members; and a host of close friends.
Published by Star-Telegram from Sep. 2 to Sep. 4, 2014.
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Harold and I worked together early in our careers. Jane and I socialized with he and Patti. Such wonderful memories of a good friend. Rest in peace Harold... War Eagles!
John Avila
May 1, 2016
For a brave and very kind soul- Godspeed
Susie Bauer
September 7, 2014
Barbara and I wish to add our condolences to the many touching remembrances by people Harold has touched. I regret that we lost touch, but our memories of time spent with Harold are good ones, especially at our house for BBQ and swimming just before his trip abroad. Our estimating team from the 70s is slowly fading away.
Raymond Falcon
September 5, 2014
On behalf of my grandfather, Billy Moore, and my mom, Mel Moore, we want to send our deepest condolences on the loss of Harold. We weredeeply saddened by his loss. Although we are not blood related, we have always consider the Hebson family our family as well. Granddaddy lived with the Hebson family after his mother passed away when he was 17 and they took him in as a member of the family and they have been our family as long as I can remember. Although he hadn't been able to get back home to Sylacauga in a while he alwayskept up w ith everyone by phone and enjoyed his conversations with Harold very much. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sincerely, Whitney Chestnut
Whitney Chestnut
September 4, 2014
On behalf of the Auburn University Building Science Industry Advisory Council, we offer our sincere condolences. Harold has always been a valuable and treasured member of our group and throughout his career he continued to promote and advance the school and it's students in everything he did. We will truly miss his advice and council. Skip Loman
Skip Loman
September 4, 2014
Dear Patti,Elicia and Philip

Dear Harold gone but never forgotten . Our thoughts are with you.

Carol and Roy Flint. Inverness, Scotland
September 4, 2014
Cathy and I are saddened to learn of Harold's passing. He was a fine person always with a big smile on his face and the deep love for you in his heart. May God bless his soul and your family in your time of pain. Our prayers go out to you.
Charles Wooley
September 3, 2014
Sorry to learn of Harold's passing. Sincere condolences.
Linda Sanders Jernigan
September 3, 2014
Hal and I were so saddened to learn of Harold's passing. We shall always remember his kind and thoughtful manner. He always greeted us with a smile when we saw him walking on Park Arbor. He will be greatly missed because indeed he was greatly loved by many. Carmyn and Hal Sparks
Carmyn & Hal Sparks
September 3, 2014
We will miss his friendship, his leadership, and his smile. Sincerest Condolences.
Kelley Pennington
September 3, 2014
Our deepest sympathy to Patti, Philip, Elicia and Sean as well as other family and friends. Although we were never able to meet Harold, he holds a special place in our son Travis and daughter-in-law Kathryn's hearts. Harold raised two remarkable children who are near to our hearts as well.
May you find comfort in knowing Harold is in God's hands.
Pam and John Maltby
September 2, 2014
All of us from the College of Architecture, Design and Construction at Auburn University send our deepest sympathies. This is a huge loss and we wish the Hebson family much positive magical energy during this difficult time.
Vini Nathan
CADC, Auburn University
September 2, 2014
"goodnight, sweet prince and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest"
Hoyt and Kay Sanders
September 2, 2014
Sending many supportive thoughts to all as I remember lots of good times as we "grew up" in Sylacauga! Charlotte Moore
September 2, 2014
We hurt and grieve with your family. May our Lord carry all of you through the coming days and grant you His supernatural strength. May He flood your minds with fun memories of Harold and the knowledge that he is completely healed. May God comfort your souls as only He can. Harold was a great friend. I enjoyed knowing him in school, MYF, and Sunday School. Soon there will be a grand reunion!
In His love,
Sue Machen McGee Wind
September 2, 2014
Elicia and Sean, I am so sorry for your loss. Cherish the wonderful memories that he has brought you and your family. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.
Ryan Herb
September 2, 2014
My Dearest Elicia ~ there are no words to express ~ my prayers are with you and your wonderful family. Please know you all are much loved ...God bless and I pray He keep you all in His comforting love ~
Carol Adler
September 2, 2014
Patti, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow. Harold and I shared a special bond from our early days together at Linbeck that I will always treasure and never forget. May God bless you and bring you peace.
Bob Wight
September 2, 2014
Patti and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that you will find comfort and peace knowing he is in Gods presence until you meet again. You must all be so proud of the man that he was here on Earth. My prayers are with your Family.
Sue Stuckeman
September 2, 2014
Patti, I am deeply saddened by Harold's passing. I'll always remember him warmly and I feel privileged to have known him. I hope, in time, all the wonderful memories you have of him will comfort you and bring you peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sheri Roberts
September 2, 2014
Elicia, I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family. May God bless you and give you the strength to get through this very difficult time.
Erin Childs
September 2, 2014
My deepest condolences Patti, to you and your family. Harold impacted our lives at Linbeck in too many ways to count. God Bless you with his love and peace.
Alma Torrez
September 2, 2014
My love goes out too each of you. May god be with you at this time.
Susie Hebson
September 2, 2014
My prayers are with the family as you morn the loss of Harold. He will be missed by all.
Mike Moore
September 2, 2014
My love goes out too each of you. May god bless you at this time. Susie hebson hipp
September 2, 2014
It was a privilege to have known Harold and been his friend. What a beautiful tribute to the life of a wonderful man. Our breakfast gatherings won't be the same but Harold will still be there with us, count on it! Patti, Phillip, and Elicia...we will be praying often for you. God bless you all. With love, Maureen & Jim Weller
September 2, 2014
My prayers are with you and your family, Patti. May God wrap His arms around each and every one of you at this time. - Iva Disher
Iva Disher
September 2, 2014
My prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you and be with you always.
Karla Miller
September 2, 2014
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