Benny Hubby, 87, went to be with his Lord and Savior, February 2, 2024. Benny was born December 11, 1936 in Clovis, NM Benjamin and Ollie Hubby.
Ben was born in Clovis, New Mexico in 1936. He graduated from Clovis High School and joined the Navy. He served aboard the USS New Jersey and the USS Northhampton as a machinist. He is a veteran of the Korean War and sailed both across the Arctic Circle (Blue Nose) and across the equator (Shellback). He also served with the American Red Cross in the mid-1960's in Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam.
After his initial tour in the Navy, he began studying at Bethany Nazarene College in Bethany, Oklahoma. During this time, he would visit his parents, who then lived near Waldron, Arkansas. It was there where he met the love of his life, Freddie Jo (Hale) Hubby. They would remain married for 54 years, when Freddie passed away after a battle with Lymphoma. They would have two children together: Cindy (Hubby) Klatt and Tim Hubby.
After completing college, Ben would enjoy a successful career in commercial insurance and as a loss control consultant. He would eventually retire from insurance and pursue his love of gardening, boating, etc. He would earn his Master Gardener designation and use these skills to plan and enhance gardens at various nursing homes as a volunteer. His service in the Navy gave him lifelong love of boating, and he would eventually buy a houseboat and spend hours on the water (sometimes lost).
He always loved spending time with family, and his cooking specialty was making the most delicious biscuits and gravy. Anytime family was in town, it wasn't "breakfast" without Papa Ben's biscuits and gravy. In his final years, he settled into an assisted living community that he loved, where he made many new friends and spent his last years happy and content.
Benny leaves behind to cherish his memory, his daughter Cindy Klatt and husband Larry, son Tim Hubby and wife Elizabeth Hubby. Papa Ben will forever remain in the hearts of his grandchildren: Whitney Barron (Taylor), Justin Deaton, Vivian Hubby, Grace Hubby and great-granddaughter Pearl Barron and great-grandson Duke Barron. Benny will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of nieces, nephews, friends neighbors and loved ones.
Benny was preceded in death by the love of his life, Freddie Hubby and his parents: Benjamin and Ollie Hubby.
Benny's graveside life celebration will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 5, 2024 at the Union Hill Cemetery in Union Hill Arkansas with Rev. Zach Hale officiating.
We wish to thank the Fayetteville Home Based Primary Care unit at the Fayetteville VA for their years of devotion and care for our father. They were Godsend! In the end, the actions and services provided by the Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale, Arkansas were such a comfort to him and us. Their thoughtfulness and compassion made this very difficult time more bearable and helped us focus on just spending our final minutes with him in peace.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.