Joel Clarence Tubberville Sr., 98, was born on Aug. 22, 1917 in Liberty and went home to be with his Lord on Jan. 25, 2016. A memorial service celebrating his life will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 in the West Chapel of First Baptist Church in Minden. The family will have a private burial at a later date at the Northwest Louisiana Veteran’s Cemetery in Keithville.
J.C., as he was known by his friends, was a Navy veteran deployed during WWII. He served on the U.S.S. Hale Naval destroyer and saw combat. J.C. returned to Minden and worked as the supervisor in charge of stores for the LAAP until his retirement. J.C. spent the past 30 years as a farmer and rancher raising cattle, cutting hay, gardening and tending to his many fruit trees. He was a very intelligent man who instilled in his children and grandchildren the desire to never quit learning. J.C. was very fortunate to have remained independent, driving and enjoying going out to eat and traveling well past the age of 97.
J.C. was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Frances Tubberville; his parents, Walter and Bertha Tubberville; his sister, Dora Bea Anderson and his brother, Murphy Tubberville.
He is survived by his two children, Sandra T. Moorehead and husband Bobby of Minden and Joel Tubberville and wife Suki of Las Vegas; brother Jimmy Tubberville and wife Linda of Washington and sister Fay Rowland of Walker. He was a loving “grandaddy” to his grandchildren Stephanie Hays and husband John, Amy Capps, Melissa Lingenfelter and husband Steven, all of Minden, and Ivar Tubberville and Jose Tubberville and wife Cheryl of Destin, Florida and great-grandchildren Megan, Gabrielle and Olivia Headrick; Caitlyn Maddox and husband Drew, Dakota, Evan and Madeline Capps and Alora and Elijah Lingenfelter and his two great-great-grandchildren Emma Capps and Alli Maddox.
The family wishes to thank everyone for their faithful prayers during the past few months. They would like to extend a special appreciation to Dr. Hines, Minden Medical Center and Leslie Lakes Retirement Center for their loving care and for the special friendship extended by Steve Lemmons and Theo Bass.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers a memorial donation be made to UCAP (United Christian Assistance Program) or the charity of their choice.