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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

DL Capt James Robert Hubbard

~ IN MEMORY ~
DL Capt. James Robert Hubbard
October 12, 1935 - November 20, 2012
 
 
 
Born: October 12, 1935
Death: November 20, 2012
Occupation: Airline Pilot
Hobbies: Golfing, Working on his computer and spending time with friends and family
 
 
Word has been received from David Roberts that Ret DL Capt Jim Hubbard 77 has passed. 

Jim was a retired ATL Delta captain and had been the host of the weekly breakfast meeting in Fayetteville, GA for years.  A member of DGW, his address is in the roster.  I called Bob McNichols and he said that Jim had been treated for lung and liver cancer for the past several months but he had not heard the official cause of death.  He said that Jim would be cremated but that the family had not decided on a date for the memorial service with the Thanksgiving holiday this week.  More later.....


Dave


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Born:  Oct. 12, 1935
Anniston
Calhoun County
Alabama, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 2012
Stockbridge
Henry County
Georgia, USA

 

James Robert Hubbard
October 12, 1935-November 20, 2012
James Robert Hubbard died on November 20, 2012, at his home in Stockbridge, Georgia surrounded by his loving family. He was born and raised in Anniston, Alabama, and was the son of the late Walter Norris Hubbard and Gladys Lucille Hubbard.
As a young man, Jim was active in the Boy Scouts of America and earned the honor of Eagle Scout. He was also a member of the Anniston Swim Team and was a high and low-board diver.
He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1958 where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma-fraternity. After college, he went into the U.S. Army and attended Basic Infantry Officers School and the U.S. Army Airborne School at Ft. Benning, Georgia. He then attended the U.S. Army Flight School, and was subsequently assigned to flight duty at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona.
When his four years of active duty were completed, Delta Air Lines hired him as a commercial pilot. Jim flew the DC6, DC7, Convair 880, DC9, DC8, and ended his career as a Boeing 767 Captain. After 33 years of service, flying both domestic and international flights, he retired and enjoyed golfing, working on his computer and spending time with his friends and family.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gail Coleman Hubbard, also of Anniston; two daughters, Andrea Hubbard Brewer and her husband, Adam, and Leslie Hubbard Olsen and her husband Scott; one sister and brother- in- law, Mary Hubbard Nichols and William Keith Nichols.
He is the proud grandfather of five grandchildren: Andrew Scott Olsen, Jeffrey Robert Olsen, Alexander James Brewer, Amy Colleen Brewer and Aaron Robert Brewer. He is also survived by an uncle, Steve Wallace and his wife, Carolyn.
Jim loved his eight nieces and nephews: Johnny Hubbard, Larry Hubbard, Angela Hubbard, Anna Nichols, Keith Nichols, Janey Nichols Knutson, Robert Wallace and Rebecca Griffin.

A Memorial Service will be held at Jodeco Road United Methodist Church, located at 1500 Jodeco Road, Stockbridge, Georgia, on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Jodeco Road United Methodist Church would be appreciated. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.cannonclevelandfunerals.com. Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors, 770-914-1414
Burial:
Unknown

Created by: Blessed One

1 comment:

  1. Paul West

    He was a great guy and an outstanding aviator.

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