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Homer J. Hubbs       1932 ~ 2017
Homer J. Hubbs, of Salem, Mo., was born on September 8, 1932, and passed
away on Monday, December 18, 2017 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St.
Louis.  He was 85 years old and his family was by his side.

Homer was blessed to have children and grandchildren who he leaves
behind, along with a surviving sister, Lucy Stephenson.    He is preceded in
death by his parents, Fred Hubbs and Ethel (Summers) Hubbs, a son Tom
Hubbs,  and by his brothers:  Carlton Hubbs, Arnold Hubbs, Jack Hubbs,
Eugene Hubbs and sisters:  Hazel Halverson and June Tipton.  

Homer was born on a little farm in Dent County.  As a young boy, he liked to
hunt, fish, and collect marbles.   It was during these years of his life, that
Homer accepted Christ as his Savior and he was baptized later in life.
In 1950, Homer joined the U.S. Navy and served 4 years of active duty during
the Korean War.  His post in the Navy was on the flight deck of the aircraft
carrier, the Coral Sea.  He enjoyed his experience in the military and was
honorably discharged in 1954.  After returning home, Homer went to St. Louis
to look for work.  He was hired by Lever Brothers, an international soap
company, and worked there for 35 years.  He held various positions at Lever
Brothers, and enjoyed being in the Security Department for 10 years prior to
his retirement in 1988.  

During the 35 years that Homer worked a Lever Brothers, he was always
planning his dream of retiring to the “Double H Ranch” – which was his
birthplace.  He loved the farm life and he loved animals especially horses and
dogs.  He owned bird dogs and coon hounds throughout his life.  Homer was
the most proud of his many registered American Saddlebred Horses.  
During his retirement, Homer enjoyed his days raising cattle, riding his tractor
and ATV to care for all his beloved pets.  He kept busy, but relaxed at times
by listening to music by the Carter Family.  He also enjoyed trying new
gadgets and used the internet, sent emails, and learned to send text
messages on his cell phone.  

In recent years, Homer had a habit of saying “don’t forget me” when he would
say good-bye person to a person.  We won’t forget you, Homer.  But, we will
miss you and see you again!

Private funeral service for Homer J. Hubbs was held Thursday, December 21,
2017 at Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel with Pastor Roger Schafer officiating,
an essay was read by granddaughter, Kimberly Steelman and special CD
selections were played. Family and friends served as pallbearers. Interment
was in the Green Forest Cemetery
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September 8, 1932

December 18, 2017
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