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Otis Elmo (Hub) Hubbard

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Otis Elmo (Hub) Hubbard Obituary

September 19, 1929 - November 5, 2014

He was born to William Otto and Rhoda Ann in Quincy, Arkansas. He was the youngest of eight children. He was employed by Carnation Milk Co. back when they delivered milk door to door. He then worked for Challenge Milk Co. where he later became District Manager. In 1968 they bought and opened the first 7-Eleven store in Marysville. Later they would own two 7-Eleven stores in Yuba City and remained at the Queens Avenue store until he retired in 1991. For many years he was referred to as the areas 7-Eleven "Godfather" to all new store owners.

He is survived by Joan Francis (Jody), his wife of 54 years; sons, Perry (Sarah) Hubbard, Billy Soito and Mark Hubbard and daughters, Gail (Bud) Shingle, Karen Berney and Kelly (Stanley) Stone. He had three children, she had two children and together they had one becoming a "yours, mine and ours" family. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, as well as two sisters, Robbie Winn and Iva Burton and many nieces and nephews.

He was a member of Calvary Christian Center where he taught Bible Study for many years.

He coached Babe Ruth, and All Stars baseball. He loved all sports especially horseshoes. One year he was second in the state of CA and another he was able to travel to So. Dokato to pitch in the world championship. In their retirement years, he and Jody loved camping and fishing and houseboating with family and friends and traveling to Hawaii, Mexico and Jamaica.

He is predeceased by his mother, father, brothers Ves and Earl, sisters Loreen Hadden, Elva Woods, Catherine Jenkins, son-in-law Monty Berney and grandson Wesley Soito.

Hub was a gentle and kind man and was loved by all he met. He gave from his heart and his large family was always first. No kinder many shall walk this earth. You will remain in our hearts forever, Daddy.

Service will be Friday, November 21, 2014 at 11:00 am at Calvary Christian Center, Yuba City.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Nov. 16, 2014
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