Funeral Service for Marvin Ray Stubbs, age 93, of Sulphur Springs, formerly of Huntsville will be held at 2 p.m. on January 4, 2019, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Bailey officiating. Interment will follow at North Hopkins Cemetery with Bryan Moore, Blake Moore, Lance Pierce, Logan Pierce, Jonathan McGraw, and Preston Norris serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Mr. Stubbs passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in Sulphur Springs, Texas.
Marvin Ray Stubbs was born in Arbala, Hopkins County, Texas on November 23, 1925, to parents, John Franklin Stubbs and Artie Lucy Merrell Stubbs. He married Mary Helen Pierce on February 21, 1946 in Fairfield, California. She preceded him in death on May 1, 2003. Marvin married JoAnn Stone Ryan on March 27, 2008, in Quitman, Texas, she survives. Marvin graduated from Sulphur Bluff High School in 1942. He joined the U.S. Air Force December 28, 1951. He had been stationed in California, Louisiana, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Hawaii, Thailand, Korea and Vietnam. He received the Korean Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. Marvin retired as Master Sergeant after 22 years of service in 1974 and moved back to Sulphur Springs. He was Hopkins County Auditor for 8 years as well as a farmer and rancher. He was of the Methodist Faith.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Stubbs,of Huntsville; four daughters: Leslie Pingel and husband, Edward Pingel, Pam Moore and husband, Rob Moore, Regina Stubbs and Jana Stubbs, all of Sulphur Springs; seven grandchildren: Casie Norris, Cammie McGraw and husband, Jonathan McGraw, Bryan Moore and wife, Kasey Moore, Blake Moore, Stephanie Moore, Lance Pierce and Logan Pierce, all of Sulphur Springs; Thirteen great-grandchildren, Preston Norris, Titan Henderson, Mason McGraw, Maverie McGraw, Addilyn Moore, Creighton Moore, Chloe Moore, Gabby Moore Galvan, Bryson Moore, Kylie Moore and Kamilla Pierce, Madisyn Raulston and Aaron Raulston, all of Sulphur Springs; Sister, Mary Lou Widmar of Colorado.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Helen Stubbs; infant son; brothers: Thomas Shelby Stubbs, Carl Dean Stubbs, William Roscoe Stubbs and Billy Merrell Stubbs.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Rock Creek Health and Rehabilitation and Legacy Hospice.
Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105, 800-805-5856, The Alzheimer Association , The Hopkins County Veterans Memorial, P.O. Box 533, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75483, or the Senior Citizen Activity Center Building Fund.