Posted: May 30, 2018 | Source: Matics Funeral Home
Richard (Dick) Howard Hubbard, 90, of Walton, passed away in the early hours of May 26, 2018, at Hubbard Hospice House, with his beloved wife at his side. He was born March 6, 1928 to Howard and Mamie White Hubbard.
A 1947 graduate of Walton High School, Dick retired from Columbia Gas Company (United Fuel) with 37 years of service. Dick enjoyed a long and fulfilling retirement. He found great joy in restoring the Robinson family log house and farm, with his wife’s help. The log house became a charming getaway for family near and far. He married Anna Robinson Hubbard (Ann), the love of his life, on April 30, 1948. With the help of the Hubbard Hospice staff, the couple celebrated their 70th anniversary this year.
In addition to his parents, Dick was predeceased by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles Elba and Naomi Robinson; his brothers, Robert, Thomas and James Hubbard; his children, Cynthia Jo Hubbard, Richard Charles Hubbard, and Michael James Hubbard; and his granddaughter, Heather Jo Hubbard M.D.
His is survived by his wife Ann; sisters-in-law, Sara Hubbard and Margaret Robinson Buttrick (Darrell); daughters-in-law, Sharon Catalano Hubbard and Diana Burgess Hubbard; grandchildren, Douglas Hubbard (Lindsay), Michael Hubbard II, Anna Hubbard Shafer (Mark), Christopher Quigley and Nikki Mills; great-granddaughters, Harper Jo Hubbard, Elliott Jean Hubbard, and Sara Morehead Hubbard; his granddaughter-in-law, Lora Morehead; and his step grandchildren, Veronica Post and Matthew Richard.
Dick lived his entire life in the Walton area, where he made lifelong friends and raised his family. He was a man who was always willing to lend a helping hand to friends and neighbors. After restoring the family log house, he spent countless hours on the porch visiting with passers-by. He became known as the “Mayor of Robinson Run.”
The family wishes to thank friends Paul and Geneive Paxton, Ronnie and Brenda Seabolt, and Paul and Susie Cummings for their continuous help and support during Dick’s extended illness. The visits, gifts of food, labor, and prayers were appreciated more than can be expressed. A special thanks to Dr. John P. Richards and staff for the excellent care of Richard. The family also wishes to thank the Hospice nurses, nursing assistants, and social workers who cared for and visited Dick in his home. An additional thank you goes to the entire staff of the Hubbard Hospice House, including Nicole and Brooke and all the nurses and staff for the care and love shown to Dick and the family during his time there. May God bless all of you for your compassion.
At Dick’s request, the body has been cremated. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
In Richard’s memory, the family suggests donations to the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV.
Matics Funeral Home in Clendenin, WV, is assisting the Hubbard family.