Orangie, Ray, beloved husband of 60 years to Mary Pauline Hubbard, loving father of Fred (Wanda) Hubbard, Yolanda (the late Michael) Sullivan, Paulette Duffy, Lisa (Will) Roberts, David (Carol) Hubbard and Charmin (Mark) Bell, cherished grandfather of 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and dear brother of Jack, Vera, Geraldine "PeWee" and the late Deloris and Bettie Jo. Son of the late William & Bertha Hubbard (nee Honetcutt). Passed peacefully September 1, 2011 in his 78th year. Orangie was a retiree of General Motors where he spent 30 years as an employee and headed up the GM fundraising efforts for the Neediest Kids of All Campaign. A Passionate musician, Orangie was known around the world for his musical talents. As a singer/songwriter, he will be remembered as an originator of Rockabilly Music in 1955 and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. He recorded several records in Cincinnati that are still being sold in Europe today. He was also a member of the Norwood Masonic Lodge #576 and an avid bass fisherman. Friends and family are invited to a visitation Monday September 5, from 6-8 PM and funeral service Tuesday 11 AM at the Dalbert, Woodruff & Isenogle Funeral Home 2880 Boudinot at Queen City Avenue. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Neediest Kids of All P.O. Box 636666 Cincinnati, OH 45263.
Published by The Cincinnati Enquirer on Sep. 4, 2011.