Former city councilman and civic leader John Mote Stevenson, 86, died on Tuesday, Nov. 22 in Fort Worth.
Originally from Cincinnati, Stevenson graduated from Harvard with an MBA in 1954 and came to Fort Worth, eventually becoming president and chief operating officer of Continental National Bank. In 1984, Robert Bass asked him to serve as vice president of the Robert M. Bass Group, where he worked until he retired in 2015.
Stevenson represented District 7 on the Fort Worth City Council from 2003 to 2005 and served on over 50 boards and led many civic endeavors, including Cook Children’s Medical Center, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Fort Worth Inc., United Way of Metropolitan Tarrant County, James L. West Special Care Center and many others. He received many honors during his life and was the 2001 recipient of the Exchange Club’s Golden Deeds Award. Stevenson was preceded in death by his wife Roxy Stevenson and is survived by five children and several grandchildren.
“John was a dear friend and an incredible public servant who had an uncanny ability to inspire confidence both for me personally and for this community. His legacy will be remembered long after his passing,” said Mayor Betsy Price.
Services are pending.