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November 20, 2019 - 00:00
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Thomas L. Hubble, Sr. passed away at 90 years of age on Nov. 6, 2019 in Bandera, Texas.

Tommy was born to H.Y. and Elizabeth (nee: Dugosh) Hubble on March 24, 1929 in Canadian, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Marion Ward Spangler Hubble, on June 15, 2003 and his daughter Sharon Elizabeth Hubble in 2018.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and 11 of his sisters, Rena, Bula, Eula, Clara, Angie, Leca Mae, Charlotte, Cleo, Mickie, Ebbie and Geneive, and brothers, Leo and Buddy.

His sister Victoria lives in Rocksprings Texas.

His family moved to Bandera in 1935, where he attended school, excelling in football, basketball and track.

He was also very active in rodeoing, especially bull riding and bareback riding. He also loved Western music and sang with the Texas Top Hands on several occasions.

He later attended SWTJC in Uvalde, Texas, where he met his future wife, Marion Spangler. They were married in Bandera on Feb. 16, 1949.

Tommy eventually went to work for Central Power and Light Co. as an electric maintenance helper in Uvalde. He transferred to Laredo, Texas 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, Texas. He and his wife and daughter Sharon were active members of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Montell for many years. Tommy and Marion moved back to Bandera in 1998.

Tommy and Marion had five children.

He is survived by four of his children, Ann Wade of Houston, Tom, Jr. and wife Kathy of Kingsland, Gary Hubble of Carrizo Springs and Denise McClendon and husband Mark of Boerne.

He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Paul Stewart and wife Missy of Montell, David Wade of College Station, Jamie Locander and husband Jamie of Houston, Kirk Hubble of Corpus Christi, Kamara Wittner and husband Brandon 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, Brittany Bell of San Antonio and Kara McClendon of San Antonio.

Also surviving are 12 great-grandchildren, Kaitlin, Ty, Hayes, Whitney, Gwen, Kamdyn, Pyrce, Jaden, Dylan, Abigail, Jon Luke, and Aliyah, and two, great-great-grandchildren, Ryan and Abram.

Tommy loved gardening, fishing, hunting, playing softball and bringing critters home with him in his lunch-box. The family had baby bobcats, rabbits, lizards, roadrunners, owls, raccoons, as well as dogs and cats. Tommy’s favorite cat was named Matt Dillon.

He also coached Senior League Baseball in Laredo and Little League Baseball in Uvalde for many years, and his teams were very successful. He was very active with Laredo’s United High School’s Booster Club and served as its first president.

He and his wife were both avid deer hunters and maintained a lease in Zapata County for many years.

A memorial service was held at Grimes Funeral Chapel in Bandera Texas on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 at 11 a.m., and the celebration of Tommy’s life was held at Mansfield Park after the memorial service.

There will be a private family burial later in Mon-tell, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation made to your favorite charity.