Robert M. (Bob) Hubbard
1934 - 2021
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Robert (Bob) M. Hubbard
August 3, 1934 - May 2, 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina - Robert (Bob) M. Hubbard died on May 2, 2021. Born August 3, 1934 in New York, NY to the late Marian Marsh Hubbard and Richard Webster Hubbard. He was preceded in death by his wife and best friend Nancy P. Milling. Bob was survived by his son Robert Marsh Hubbard Jr. (Megan Daly), daughter Margaret Marian Hubbard, daughter Hart Palmer (Cyrise Davis) and grandchildren Noah C. Hubbard, Nell K. Hubbard, Cole Robert Sander, Olivia G. Sander, Jennifer Joyner, H. Kurtis Joyner II (H. Kurtis Joyner III) and "Best in Show", Samtu their Labradoodle.
Bob grew up in Oceanside, NY, and graduated from Hofstra University in 1957. He served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955 and was stationed at the infamous "Tent City" just outside of Orleans, France. Following his military service, he returned to Hofstra. After graduation he joined Riegel Textile Corp. in Conover, NC and held various positions with the Riegel companies and their successor Rexham Corp. He was Director of Personnel for Rexham. In 1973 he left Rexham and formed his own company, ROPEGCO, a wholesale and retail company in the craft industry. In 1979 he began a career with Nationwide Insurance as an agent, joining Nancy's agency "The Milling Agency", from which they both retired in 1994.
After retirement he and Nancy spent 10 years volunteering with the American Red Cross Disaster Services. Most recently he has been an Interviewer at Crisis Assistance Ministry and participated in Loaves and Fishes. (In the early '70's Bob and Nancy were part of the small group at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church that began the Loaves and Fishes organization.)
He is an Episcopalian and he and Nancy attended St. John's Episcopal Church. He was a Lay Eucharistic Minister and Visitor. Recently, he and his dog often visited the patients at Cuthbertson Village on the campus of Aldersgate CCRC, where he and Nancy lived.
If he were writing this obituary himself, which in fact he is, he would hope to be remembered as a Christian, a good father and husband, a man who cared about others, had a really good sense of humor, was generous, kind, compassionate, a "man of peace" and a solid Democrat.
And from his kids...our Dad set an example of how to live a life of love and service. His whole family adored him as he was a guiding force in their lives. They will miss him greatly.



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Published in Charlotte Observer on May 9, 2021.
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May 12, 2021
That was a misspell should be 4 seater golf cart
Margie Laney
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May 12, 2021
My mom and I met Bob at Aldersgate in 2016 when we moved here. Bob’s first wife Lorrie was my mom’s best friend. Bob took me for a ride in his Catalan golf cart. A nice guy. Will be missed.
Margie Laney
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