Thomas L. Hubble Sr.
Thomas L. Hubble Sr., 90, of Bandera died on Nov. 6, 2019, in Bandera.
There will be a memorial service on Sunday at 11 a.m. at Grimes Funeral Chapel in Bandera. Afterward, there will be a celebration of life at Mansfield Park.
Hubble was born to Elizabeth (Dugosh) and H.Y. Hubble on March 24, 1929, in Canadian.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Marion Ward Spangler Hubble, on June 15, 2003; daughter, Sharon Elizabeth Hubble, in 2018; his parents; 11 sisters; and two brothers, Leo Hubble and Buddy Hubble.
His family moved to Bandera in 1935, where he attended school, excelling in football, basketball and track. He was also active in rodeoing, especially bull-riding and bareback riding. He enjoyed western music and sang with the Texas Top Hands on several occasions.
He later attended Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde, where he met his future wife, Marion Spangler. They were married in Bandera on Feb. 16, 1949. The couple had five children.
Hubble eventually went to work for Central Power and Light Company as an electric maintenance helper in Uvalde. He transferred to Laredo in 1952 and worked his way up, eventually becoming a line foreman. He was promoted in 1980 to transmission superintendent and moved back to Uvalde the same year. He worked for CP&L for over 40 years, eventually retiring in 1988 and moving to Montell.
He, his wife, and daughter Sharon were active members of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Montell for many years.
The couple moved back to Bandera in 1998.
He is survived by one sister, Victoria Cabiness, of Rocksprings; two daughters, Ann Wade of Houston, and Denise McClendon and husband, Mark, of Boerne; and two sons, Tom Hubble Jr. and wife, Kathy, of Kingsland, and Gary Hubble of Carrizo Springs; 12 grandchildren, Paul Stewart and wife, Missy, of Montell, David Wade of College Station, Jamie Locander and husband, Jamie, of Houston, Kirk Hubble, Kamara Wittner and husband, Brandon, all of Corpus Christi, Jeremy Hubble and wife, Kandy, of Orange Grove, Travis Hubble of Midland, Karlee Hubble of Marble Falls, Meredith Malcolmson and husband, Stephen, of San Antonio, Jon Bell and wife, Sarah, of Spokane, Washington, and Brittany Bell and Kara McClendon, both of San Antonio; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
According to the family, Hubble enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, playing softball and bringing critters home with him in his lunchbox. The family had baby bobcats, rabbits, lizards, roadrunners, owls, raccoons, dogs and cats. Hubble’s favorite cat was named Matt Dillon.
He also coached Senior League baseball in Laredo and Little League baseball in Uvalde for many years. He was active with Laredo United High School’s Booster Club and served as their first president.
He and his wife were both avid deer hunters and maintained a lease in Zapata County for many years.
The family is planning a private burial in Montell. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Grimes Funeral Chapels-Bandera, www.grimesfuneralchapels.com