Thomas "Tommy" E. Hubbard
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Thomas "Tommy" E. Hubbard, 70, died on Monday, April 7, 2014, at Taylorville Care Center.
Tommy was born Sept. 15, 1943, in Springfield, the son of Lyman and Veela Schultz Hubbard. He married Dorothy Stemmons on Jan. 6, 1972, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Springfield. She preceded him in death on July 6, 2008.
Tommy graduated from Riverton High School. He retired from Crowne Plaza where he worked as a doorman for over 14 years. Tommy never met a stranger and if he did, he acted like he knew them.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and three brothers: Lyman, Johnny and Jimmy.
He is survived by his siblings, Marion (Earl) Sutherland and Homer Hubbard; nine children: Brandon Harvell (Emelda), Yvonna Harvell (Patrick Lee), Shane Harvell, Donald Carter (Patricia), Richard Muhammad (Stephanie), Cynthia Johnson (Alonzo), Kris Johnson, Vivian Johnson, and Scott Johnson (Kathrine); 30 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Cremation was accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center prior to ceremonies.
The family will host a Memorial Gathering from 11 a.m. until the time of ceremony at 12 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 908 S. Martin Luther King Dr., Springfield, the Rev. Charles Ferguson officiating.
Memorial contributions in memory of Tommy may be made to: Samantha Johnson, at any Illinois National Bank branch. Please note "In Memory of Tommy Hubbard" on the memo line.
The family of Thomas Hubbard is being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.