Jerry Tubbs

Jerry Tubbs
March 17, 1951
July 15, 2017
The Angelic Hosts came for Jerry Tubbs early Saturday morning, July 15, at his residence in Kingwood, Texas, among loving family and devoted friends. Viewing and visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 21, at the Moore's Angelic Funeral Home Chapel with the family present. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22, in the Greater Providence Baptist Church in Marlin with Rev. F. A. Green, pastor. Rev. Clifford Jones officiated and Rev. Durrell Ward was eulogist. Interment with military funeral honors was at Peaceful Rest Cemetery on Hwy 6 in Marlin. Jerry Tubbs was born March 17, 1951, the fourth child of Mr. Jimmy Tubbs, Sr. and Mrs. Bessie Mae Tubbs. He was reared by his father and Mrs. Lee Bertha Tubbs and Mr. Natho and Lois Gilford in Oakwood. After graduating from Butler High School and attending East Texas State University, Jerry joined the United States Army where he served in the infantry division during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Fort Hood and Germany. While serving his country, he was awarded the National Defense Medal and Good Conduct Medal. After receiving an honorable military discharge, Jerry moved to Houston where he served the Houston community as a police officer. He later moved to Marlin before taking residence in Temple. In 2004, after recovering from a coma, Jerry became known as “God’s Miracle.” He spent the remaining years of his life in the care of his daughter and son-in-law, Brandolyn and Clifford Jones. In addition to traveling to visit family and friends in Marlin, Oakwood, and Buffalo, Jerry loved sitting outside in the sun, while drinking very hot coffee.

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