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James ‘Buck’ Hubbard

Born: 06/11/1926 Died: 02/22/2009 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: Veteran

James “Buck” Hubbard, 82, of Granbury, Texas, passed away in Monroe, Louisana, on February 22, 2009, at the Northeast Louisiana War Veterans Home. He was born in DeQueen, Arkansas, on June 11, 1926, to James and Maudi Spain Hubbard. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II and served onboard the USS Yorktown CV10 in 1944-45 in the South Pacific. He was the grandson of Choctaw tribal members Granger Spain and Lula Mae Shelton. He was a leader in the solid waste industry for 45 years in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. He was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church in Granbury. Buck was involved in local politics in Tarrant County, Texas, serving on the City Council of North Richland Hills, Texas, and served as Mayor of Colleyville, Texas, for 10 years. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Imogene Farrar Hubbard; daughter, Patricia Hubbard, and brother, J.C. Hubbard. Survivors include his wife, Billie Sue Porter Hubbard of Granbury; children, James “Sonny” R. Hubbard III of Houston, Ronald Hubbard of Woodland Park, Colorado, Curtis Hubbard of Valley View, Texas, Sue Kulaga of Tyler, Texas, Donna Eckhardt of Monroe, Louisana, Jan Freeman and Sheree Yarborough, both of Granbury, Rhonda Moore of Lindale, Texas; 20 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brothers, Martin Leverts, Shirley Bounds, Lonnie Bounds and Jimmy Bounds; and sisters, Margie Dale, Betty Woodell and Carolyn Capps.