Hubert H. (Red) Mayberry

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Hubert H. (Red) Mayberry
12/14/1925 - 9/10/2018

Born in Lane, OK to R.C. and Lola Mayberry. His siblings are the late Alice Contratto; Berniece (Jay) Atkinson and Margaret (late Ray) Bynum. He is survived by his loving wife, Jeanne of 53 years and children: Vickie; Gary & Vivian; Irene; Terry & Lori; Mike & Connie; Nina & Dave; Cindy & Ron; Julie; Danny & Kim; and all of the many kids that were always welcomed in the Mayberry home; 31 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren; 5 great, great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and dear Gwendolyn.

As a Wasco High School graduate, Hubert excelled in many areas - City Basketball Champion and he raised champion hogs in FFA. Later in life, this led to many projects with his children and grandchildren at the Kern County Fair and at the Mayberry Ranch, setting their love of nature and animals. Proud of his military service, Hubert served from July 8, 1944 thru August 19, 1946 as a Staff Sergeant MP in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign and finishing as General MacArthur's Honor Guard. He earned the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, the World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was well known for his famous "Bowl of Red (chili)" from the Red Dot Cafe in Mojave which he owned. He also served in the Shafter City Police and the California Highway Patrol, Mojave sector. Hubert then moved on to the construction industry where he was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 12. He started his company, Mayberry Pipeline Construction Inc. in 1965 in Bakersfield where all four of his boys learned the industry along with family. He instilled in his family his love of a good work ethic, honesty, integrity and quality workmanship. In addition to a job well done, and the love of his family, he enjoyed gardening, raising animals and POKER!

Per his request, no services.

Published in Bakersfield Californian from Sept. 13 to Sept. 16, 2018
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