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Jim M. Hubbard Obituary
Hubbard, Jim M. who was involved in public relations for more than 40 years, died March 24, 2014. Mr. Hubbard married his beloved Mary Cathleen Cathy (nee Carmody) in 1968 and they are parents to two daughters Jessica (Kevin Dorris) and Sarah (Ryan Guckes). Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard have four living grandchildren, Chandler & Ethan Dorris of Cape Girardeau, MO, and Evelyn & Cole Guckes of Charlotte, NC. In addition to his immediate family, Mr. Hubbard is survived by his brother Elbert (Della) Hubbard of Sikeston, MO, niece Susan Kimball (Richard) and nephew Steven Hubbard (Melissa). Also surviving are many cousins near Little Rock and Petit Jean Mountain in Arkansas. Mr. Hubbard was preceded in death by his parents, Layton and Hazel Hubbard, and two grandchildren, Arden Dorris and Claire Guckes. Mr. Hubbard was a 1964 graduate of Sikeston (MO) High School and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at CulverStockton College (Canton, MO) in 1969. He taught English at Lewistown (MO) High School before becoming Assistant Director of Public Relations at CulverStockton. In 1973, he became Assistant Director of Public Relations at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He later was promoted to Director of Public Relations and was named an Assistant Administrator at the hospital. Mr. Hubbard became Community Affairs Director at Grey Eagle Distributors in 1984. He also was Assistant to the President Jerry Clinton and assisted in Mr. Clinton's successful efforts to build what is now the Edward Jones Dome and to return pro football to St. Louis. Mr. Hubbard served in various capacities at Grey Eagle through retirement in 2005 and later opened a public relations firm serving Grey Eagle and others. His interests included The BackStoppers and he was a mainstay in Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses for 25 years as it raised more than $4 million for families of Police Officers, Firefighters and other first responders who died in the line of duty. Services: Visitation Thursday March 27th 4:30 p.m. until time of Memorial Service beginning at 6pm at Bopp Chapel in Kirkwood. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The BackStoppers. www.boppchapel.com

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Mar. 26, 2014
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