Jerry Dean Hubbard, of Kennett, son of the late Earl E. Hubbard and Iva Stanley Hubbard, was born Feb. 2, 1929, in Bosworth, Mo., and departed this life on Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 80 years and 9 months.
Jerry married Willene French on Feb. 11, 1951. Willene preceded him in death on January 7, 2009.
Jerry was founder of MO-ARK Communi-cations & Electronics, served 50 years as a Master Mason. He was a Christian and deacon of First Baptist Church of Kennett, graduate of Wentworth Military Academy. Active in Boy Scouts leadership, Boys Little League baseball, a volunteer fireman and an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include one son, Stephen Wayne Hubbard and wife, Martha, of Jonesboro, Ark.; two daughters, Jeris Ann Cash and husband, Rickie, of Paragould, Ark., and Debra Ann Lyons and husband, Thomas, of Kennett; eight grandchildren, Mark Ashley Cash and wife, Whitney, of St. Louis, Mo., Sarah Ann Spann and husband, David, of Lakeland, Tenn., Allyson Ann Maxwell and husband, Grant, of Paragould, Ark., Joel Thomas Lyons, of Cherokee, N.C., Nathan Wayne Lyons, of Nashville, Tenn., Jeremy Hubbard Lyons, of Oxford, Miss., Hilary Renae Hubbard and Mackenzie Elizabeth Hubbard, both of Fayetteville, Ark.; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Joan Stinnett, of Overland Park, Kan., and other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Tuesday, Nov. 3, at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett with services being held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, at First Baptist Church in Kennett with Rev. Ed Jansson officiating.
Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers are Mark Cash, Joel Lyons, Nathan Lyons, Jeremy Lyons, David Spann and Grant Maxwell.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church 300 St. Francis St. Kennett, MO. or the charity of your choice.