George Andrew Stubbs, 73, passed away on April 18, 2010. Services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Ardmore, at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 2010, with the Dr. Rick Baggett officiating. Inurnment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.


George was born August 20, 1936, in Ardmore, Okla., as the seventh and last child to Elbert and Carmie Stubbs. He graduated from Plainview High School in 1954. After which he enlisted into the national guard serving two years, then attended OSU Tech in Okmulgee where he served on the student council while achieving a certificate of auto mechanics. He rejoined the military where he served in the 1345th Transportation Company of the National Guard and he reached (at the time) the highest rank being Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CWO4). He retired from the military after 35 years of service and then went to work for the City of Ardmore as Maintenance Superintendent.


George Andrew Stubbs, 73, passed away on April 18, 2010. Services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Ardmore, at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 2010, with the Dr. Rick Baggett officiating. Inurnment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

 

George was born August 20, 1936, in Ardmore, Okla., as the seventh and last child to Elbert and Carmie Stubbs. He graduated from Plainview High School in 1954. After which he enlisted into the national guard serving two years, then attended OSU Tech in Okmulgee where he served on the student council while achieving a certificate of auto mechanics. He rejoined the military where he served in the 1345th Transportation Company of the National Guard and he reached (at the time) the highest rank being Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CWO4). He retired from the military after 35 years of service and then went to work for the City of Ardmore as Maintenance Superintendent.

 

George’s life was characterized by his generous, caring and loving nature. He had a true commitment to serving others. He proudly belonged to, and volunteered for many organizations, such as: Southern Oklahoma Children’s Christmas Parade, Family Shelter of Southern Oklahoma, Lifetime Member of Military Memorial Museum, Greater Southwest Historical Museum, Children’s Shelter of Southern Oklahoma, First Presbyterian Men’s Bible Breakfast Group, FEMA Facility Coordinator and Emergency Program Manager, Boy Scouts of America, Optimist, Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management, Ardmore/Carter County Emergency Management Weather Spotter, Lifetime Member of Slowpokes Car Club, Ski Cats Club, Home and Community Education Group serving on the Carter County HCE Arts and Crafts Festival and Food Fair Committee, and Southern Oklahoma Military Officers Association of America.

 

George was very proud of his 4-H background and supported the program at every opportunity. He was also humbled but proud of being honored as Grand Marshal of the Southern Oklahoma Children’s Christmas Parade twice.

 

George gave many years of service to the Boy Scouts of America at the council and national level. He was assistant Scout Master. Served as a Council Commissioner, served on the Council Board, and was a Regional Summer Camp Inspector. For all his service, he received many awards, most honorably the Silver Beaver.

 

George’s goal and motivation for all his community involvement was not awards and recognition, but giving. He freely gave his love and time to his entire community. His greatest achievement and what he was most proud of was being a wonderful and devoted father and husband. He was a great father to his own children and papa to his grandchildren and a father figure to many more. Because he lost his own father as a young child, he knew what it was like to not have a father in his life. He took every person who needed a father figure in their life under his wing and gave them love and understanding.

 

George married Joe (Jody) Gail Stubbs in 1961. They shared 36 beautiful years together and raised four children in Ardmore.

 

He will be remembered as a treasured member of his community, an honorable man who proudly served his country, a devoted friend, a loving family man and, of course, an avid OSU fan.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joe Gail; and siblings, Rotha, Ozeta, Fremont, Pearl and Bill.

 

He is survived by his children, George Andrew Stubbs Jr. and wife, Noel of Gore, Okla., Deborah Kaye Buehler and husband,  Jeff of Grapevine, Texas, Joe Brent Stubbs and wife, Cindy of Ardmore, Brandon Scott Stubbs and his wife, Liz of Tulsa; six grandchildren, Andrew Hartgraves, Chris Stubbs, Chelsie Stubbs, Cameron Buehler, Jared Buehler and Noah Stubbs; and his brother, Earl Stubbs and Laverne of Colorado.

 

In Lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Boy Scouts of America, P.O. Box 5309, Ardmore, OK 73403, The Diabetes Association of America — www.diabetes.org and Faith Hospice, 1122 Walnut, Ardmore, OK 73401.

 

Services are under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.

 

Online condolences may be made at www.craddockfuneralhome.com.