Douglas Wikle “Doug” Hubbard - age 77 of Cameron, MO passed away suddenly Tuesday afternoon, November 3, 2020 at North Kansas City Hospital, North Kansas City, MO. Doug was born on February 20, 1943 the son of Charles Wikle and Helen Walkley (Allen) Hubbard in Atlanta, GA. He was a 1961 graduate of Murphy High School who began his working life in a shoe repair shop while still a high-school student. He then served a stint in the US Marine Corps, being released just as his unit was leaving to fight in the Vietnam conflict. Over the years he worked as a motivational trainer with a cosmetic company, a district manager for an oil company, and a self-employed logistics specialist and owner of HFO Transportation. But Doug was always happiest with teaching, and in 1996 he obtained his bachelor’s degree at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO and earned his Missouri educator certification. Thereafter he taught history and social studies, while coaching football for the Gallatin R-V School District for a number of years. After retiring from that work, he continued to put his hard work ethic into practice, both around his own home and in service to others, notably serving a volunteer senior mission for his church. He was ever a hard and dedicated worker.
Doug was a loving and caring father as well. He was married in Atlanta in 1962 to Joye Freeman; they had two children before that marriage ended in divorce. By 1972 he had relocated to Omaha, Nebraska, where he married Patty Rosseter; they had six children who were later raised in Gallatin before that marriage also ended in divorce. Since 2012, he has been a husband to Margaret Ida (Harrison) Hubbard. Doug was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Marie Bramblett, and daughter-in-law, Sharon Hubbard. Survivors include: wife, Margaret Ida of the home; son, Douglas W. Hubbard, Jr. of Tennessee; daughter, Laura Elizabeth (Tommy) Jones of Atlanta, GA; son, Charles A. (Sasha) Hubbard of Kansas City, MO; son, Matthew R. Hubbard-Rosseter of Parkville, MO; daughter, Carrie S. Brown of Kansas City, MO; son, Michael D. (Alisha) Hubbard of Hot Springs, AR; son, Joseph D. (Katya) Hubbard of St. Joseph, MO; son, Benjamin L. Hubbard of Kansas City, MO; brother, Charles L. Hubbard of Camarillo, CA; 23 grandchildren, as well as a growing number of great-grandchildren.
Doug was devoted to his Lord, Jesus Christ. As a young man he served as a Youth Minister in the Methodist Church he had been raised in, later attending a seminary with the intentions of going into the ministry. Ever a seeker of truth, as his life took him down other paths, he continued to seek divine guidance in an effort to grow closer to the Lord. In 1975, he was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He has served actively in The Church through callings that included teaching, ministering, and leadership ever since, having been called to the office of High Priest during his decades of service. Returning from a two-year senior mission with his wife, Margaret Ida, in the California Riverside Mission, he was a temple worker and a member of the newly formed Spring Hill Ward when he returned to his heavenly home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Cope Cemetery, in Winston, Missouri. Memorial services will be held at 3 PM, Saturday, November 14, 2020 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gallatin, Missouri. Masks are required at the church. Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home, Gallatin. An online guestbook is available at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com.
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