William R. Stubbs, 97, of Westfield, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Wellbrooke of Westfield after a long battle with dementia.
He was born on Jan. 6, 1922 to Leonard and Esther (Weaver) Stubbs in Noblesville, Indiana in their home on Evans Avenue. He married Frances L. Evans and was married 65 years at the time of her death.
Mr. Stubbs graduated from Noblesville High School in 1940. He went to work at Firestone Rubber Products for a short time, then entered the U.S. Army to serve in World War II. He was stationed in the Aleutian Islands, Ala. After leaving the Army, he worked for his wife’s grandfather as an interior and exterior painter. He was then offered a job at the Indianapolis Water Company and worked there until his retirement. He was a patrolman for Morse Reservoir and did a lot of maintenance work there.
After retirement, Mr. Stubbs enjoyed taking up painting and has many beautiful oil paintings hanging in various places throughout Hamilton County. One he was particularly fond of is the old Purina Mill that now hangs in Ginger’s Café in Noblesville. He was a past president of the Hamilton County Artists Association and displayed many of his paintings through the venue. He was a past member of Hinkle Creek Friends Church and current member of Westfield Friends Church.
He was also an excellent carpenter. He made kitchen cabinets as a side income and made many beautiful cabinets for various people in Cicero, Westfield, and Noblesville, along with building his own custom cabinets for his home. He wasn’t afraid to tackle any job at hand. Mr. Stubbs was considered a carpenter, a mechanic, an artist, and loved helping others when his services were needed. He set a great example for anyone who knew him. The best description of him was a kind, gentle and patient man. He was proud of his family and loved helping them any way he could. His neighbors were blessed as well since he spent many hours giving a helping hand to them.
Rest well from your labors, and enjoy that beautiful Heaven where we will see you again.
Survivors include children William (Sharon) Stubbs and Robert (Paulette) Stubbs; grandchildren Chris (Leslie), Jeff (Emily), David (Esther), Brian (Shannon), Andrew (Kate), and Kaneesha (Brian); great-grandchildren Liam, Jesse, Abigail, Harper, Hadley, Hayven, Lucy, Evelyn, and Heidi; and step-children Kenneth (Sharon) Kingery, Susie (Ron) Cosgrove, and Nancy Hoerger.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Stubbs was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances; sisters Frances L. Martin and Marjorie Hinshaw; two nieces; and his second wife of two years, Peggy Kingery.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road, in Noblesville, with Pastor Steve Pedigo officiating. Burial will follow at Hinkle Creek Cemetery in Noblesville.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Friday, May 10 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hinkle Creek Friends Cemetery Association, c/o Greg Cammack, 21617 Hinkle Road Noblesville, IN 46062.
Online condolences may be made at www.randallroberts.com