Charles Ray "Hub" Hubbard, of Mason, passed away at his home at Fredonia on Saturday, November 14, at the age of 71.
"Hub" is survived by his wife Patsy Hubbard of Fredonia, five children Bruce DeBolt and wife Linda of Pearland, Tony DeBolt of Campbell, TX, Paula Ray and husband Mickey of Midland, Starla Hubbard of Oklahoma and Tessa Hubbard of Oklahoma and a sister Claressa Friedrich and husband Edmund "Peda" Friedrich of Fredericksburg, three grandchildren Siena DeBolt, Marin DeBolt and Connor Smith along with three nephews Richard Kyzar and wife Patricia of Okpo, South Korea, Mike Kyzar and wife Beverly of Fredericksburg and Heath Kyzar and wife Toni of Pottsboro, TX.
"Hub" was born on April 8, 1938, in Mason County to Frank Hubbard and Cora Gleghorn Hubbard. He was a 1956 graduate of Mason High School. He attended Northeaster State University in Alva, Oklahoma, and he also attended barber’s school. In his earlier years he enjoyed participating in various rodeo events.
"Hub" was a man of many talents. Through the years he worked at many different professions: he was foreman of the Blockhouse Ranch along with several other ranches, he worked for many years as a barber and also as a truck driver for Mason Feed Store. He was the assistant administrator of a nursing facility in Hardtner, KS, for special needs children, he also worked at Convair in Ft Worth and worked for Central Texas Electric Cooperative as a lineman for 25 years. Charles Ray loved working on the ranch at Fredonia and in his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, country and western music and he was an avid reader. He served on the board for the Wagram Cemetery Association and the Fife Cemetery Association and he was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Funeral services for Charles Ray Hubbard were held on Tuesday, November 17, at 10:00 a.m. in the Mason Funeral Home chapel with Leston Fields leading the service. Interment followed in the Wagram Cemetery. Visitation with the family was Monday evening at Mason Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Carl Keith, Ron Crocker, M.J. Metzger, Tommy Martin, Don Barron, Rick Merritt, Greg Gardner and Skeet Allen. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Martin, Winnard Kothmann, Pug Lange, Gary Garner, Elroy Brown, Jimmy Schooley, Melvin Thomas, Thurman Black, Jerry Haines, Karl Stengel, Connor Smith, Bruce DeBolt, Teresa Loeffler Walker, Dawn Farmer, Janie Jaquez, Jana Haley, Tammy Garner and Delilah Buntyn.
The family would like to thank all of their friends and family members that have visited Charles Ray during his illnesses through the years.
Condolences may be sent to the family on-line at masonfuneralhome.net
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.