Posted on Jun 13, 2018
Remembering Joe High, First Dude, spouse of Past District Governor Debbie High of the Southside Corpus Christi Rotary Club.

Rotarians and friends in D5930 who knew Joe High, First Dude, spouse of Past District Governor Debbie High of the Southside Corpus Christi Rotary Club are deeply saddened by his death on June 11, 2018.  He passed away due to complications from interstitial lung disease. He lived life to the fullest.


Our deepest sympathy and thoughts are with Debbie and their sons Brian of San Antonio and Michael (Corisandra) of Houston, grandchildren Madeleine and Iden, and their extended family.  


Dr. Joseph High (CAPT United States Public Health Service) made his mark on humanity, Rotary International, US Army, US Public Health Service, National Cancer Institute - National Institutes of Health and the pharmacy profession. He truly gave his life for his country (CAPT USPHS). Joe was previous Scout Master of BSA Troop 1070, Walkersville, Maryland and a Wood Badge “Owl.” Joe lived our Rotary Motto of Service Above Self. We are proud of his dedication to the pharmacy profession and practice.


Rest In Peace First Dude Joe


The High Family invites you to “Celebrating First Dude Joe High’s Life” this Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 1 pm to 4 pm. The Open House will be held at Ara's European Fusion Restaurant, 6917 S Staples St Suite 104, Corpus Christi, TX 78413.


Interment will be at a future date at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

Joe High loved his Rockport/Lamar house. Finally getting to go back for a few weeks after repair of Harvey damage. He was very touched by two projects to help the residents of Aransas County recover. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to ACT Now for Rockport and the Spring Creek United Methodist Church Relief Fund (Please make donations to the following and remember to put ACT NOW FOR ROCKPORT on the memo line of your check. Spring Creek United Methodist Church (Make check out to Spring Creek United Methodist Church) 28970 Old Fredericksburg Rd., Boerne, TX 78015) or Houses to Homes, A Project of the Rockport Rotary Club and District 5930, use this link to make a donation -


Deborah G. High
Rotary International District 5930
District Governor 2016-2017 
Southside Corpus Christi Rotary Club

“First Dude” Rotarian Joe High 

Mailing Address:

112 Reserve Lane
Rockport, (Lamar), Texas  78382