James Russel ‘J.R.’ Stubbs
Funeral services for James Russel “J.R.” Stubbs, of Summit, will be Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Hartman-Jones Funeral Home in McComb, with burial at Pike Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Rev. Timothy McCaffrey and Pastor Woody Rimes will officiate the services.
Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home and will continue Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, from 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Mr. Stubbs, 89, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. He was born Sept. 20, 1927. He was the son of the late Fayette and Dovie Reeves Stubbs.
He was an electrician and a division electrical foreman for the ICG Railroad and served in the U.S Army during WWII. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of McComb, and served as a Sunday school teacher for the men’s class. He was a past president and served on the Board of Directors at the McComb Federal Credit Union Association and was inducted into the State Hall of Fame in 2008. He loved to play golf, which he took up after retiring. He was a past owner of Lakeview Golf Course and was a Little League and Babe Ruth coach and was proud to have won a state championship. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen Stubbs; son, Mike Stubbs; stepson, Dennis Calcote; and grandson, Rusty Stubbs.
Survivors are his wife, Mary Lofton Stubbs; son, Jerry Stubbs (Gloria), of Summit; stepson, Douglas Calcote (Becky), of Brookhaven; daughter, Joyce Hall, of Duvall, Washington; seven grandchildren, Amber Magee (Cliff), Chris Cutrer (Cindy), Mandy Kessler (Ron), Jennifer McGeary (Shane), Julie Cornish (Jaaron), James Hall (Allison) and Josh Hall; five stepgrandchildren, Clark Calcote (Kelly), David Calcote (Claire), Daniel Calcote, Paul Calcote (Angie) and Kenneth Calcote; eight great-grandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren; daughter in-law, Brenda Calcote; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Calcote, Clark Calcote, Paul Calcote, Ron Kessler, David Calcote and Daniel Calcote.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Baptist Children’s Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39060-0027.
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