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Robert Gordon Tubbs

July 7, 1931 — March 26, 2024

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Robert Gordon Tubbs, also fondly known as Bob, passed away on March 26, 2024, in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Born on July 7, 1931, in Old Hickory, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Talmage Alton Tubbs and Thedus Eleanor Scarborough Tubbs.  Bob led a remarkable life filled with dedication to his work, family, and community.

After graduating from DuPont High School in the class of 1950, Bob went on to serve his country proudly in the United States Air Force. Following his military service, he pursued a career as an air traffic controller and later transitioned into volunteering and eventually being hired on at Murray Calloway County Hospital. His commitment and passion for helping others were truly admirable.

Bob was a man of many talents and interests. He was a devoted member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Hendersonville, a true patriot, that found joy in collecting stamps, solving crossword puzzles, and passionately supporting the Dallas Cowboys. His vibrant personality and gentlemanly demeanor earned him the title of "Mr. Gentleman" among those who knew him best.

In his personal life, Bob was a loving husband of 39 years to Mary Ann Tubbs, a devoted father to Lisa (Charlie) Davison, Anne (Jim) Forbus, Vince (Lesa) Sorensen, John David (Neomi) Tubbs, and Bridgette (Bob) Schmidle. He cherished his role as a grandfather to Nicki Spillman, Reed Hamby, Sarah Hamby, Johnny Tubbs, Khrystina Olson, Micco Hiro, Austin Schmidle, Mandy Schmidle, Rikki Tubbs, as well as a great-grandfather to Jeremy, Chloe, Madi, and Riot.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings James Tubbs, Thelma Moores, Billy Tubbs, Peggy Williamson. Bob's legacy of kindness and generosity will continue to live on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him. May he rest in peace.

Inurnment with military honors will take place at Nashville National Cemetery on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 1pm.

Donations can be made in Bob's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project at:

 Donate to Veterans | Wounded Warrior Project

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

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