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Rufus Hubbard

Thursday, February 9, 2023
Rufus Hubbard

Rufus Wayne Hubbard Sr., passed away Feb. 3, 2023.

Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 10, at Riley Funeral Home. Services will be Saturday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m., also at RFH, Burial will be in Clairette Cemetery.

Rufus was born May 7, 1939, in Hico to William Ralph Hubbard and Leah Alice Hubbard. He went to school in Hico until he was eight years old then moved to Kennedale and played football. In 1957, at 18, he joined the Marines and was medically discharged shortly after boot camp.

He worked for his father as a carpenter and continued that trend for the rest of his life.

At 20, Rufus began attending rodeos all over Texas and other states with his brother, where he rode bulls. Though he never won he always gave it his all.

Rufus married Billie on Jan. 31, 1960, in Colleyville, and they were married for 62 years. He loved her more than she will ever know. They had four children and many many grandkids.

In 2001, he bought the farm in Hamilton where he lived out his life.

Rufus was an unforgettable character, never meeting a stranger and walking to the end of earth for his kids and grandkids. He loved God deeply and could quote passages from the Bible word for word. He was the sweetest man, but also not one to mess with. He will be deeply missed by the ones who knew him well.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jerry Hubbard Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Billie Hubbard; children Lorena Hubbard, Kimberly Kaye Stouts, Tiger Hubbard and Johnathin Ty Hubbard; sibling Janie Charlene Hubbard; grandchildren Wendy Galindo, Lendy Lou Bullard, Terry Jackson Jr., Bobby Gibson, Sherry Jackson, Santana Covey, Shelby Kropp, Annie Hubbard, Justyn Hubbard, William Hubbard and Zachery Hubbard; 25 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

His memory will live on forever with those who love him most. Always and forever, the greatest man we even knew.