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Ernest "Jack" "Ernie" Hubbard Jr.

July 4, 1947 — May 26, 2024

Battle Creek

Ernest "Jack" "Ernie" Hubbard Jr.

Ernest Jack Hubbard, Jr passed away Sunday, May 26, 2024. His wife of 54 years, Frances Ann Hubbard (Noble), was by his side. Surviving are his wife Fran, sons Anthony J Hubbard (Kay) of Richland, MI, and Jeffrey A Hubbard (Sandi McMillin) of Saint Charles, MO, grandchildren Erika, Nathan, William, Olivia, and Sophia, siblings Dennis Hubbard (Shirley), Linda Howard (Michael), Gary Hubbard (Dodie), Ted Hubbard (Lori), Venna Willemsen (Tim), and sister-in-law Marilyn Hubbard. He is preceded in death by his mother, Vendela Hubbard, father, Ernest Hubbard, Sr, and brother Christopher Hubbard.

Jack was born at Percy Jones Hospital on July 4, 1947. He attended Prairieview Elementary School, Highland Jr. High, and was a 1965 graduate of Lakeview High School where he was a manager of the football team. Jack was always proud to be part of the first freshman class to go through the Lakeview High School building built in 1961. Jack began work at the Battle Creek Federal Center in 1966 where he became known to his coworkers as Ernie. He met his wife, Fran, through mutual friends in the summer of 1969. Jack and Fran were married February 14, 1970 at Lakeview Baptist Church.

Jack (Ernie) retired from the Federal Center / DOD after 36 and a half years of service in 2003.

Jack loved traveling, typically preferring road trips, showing his family that the journey was often as fun as the destination. His favorite destinations were Florida (mainly Disney) and Mackinaw City. He coached both of his sons’ little league baseball teams and continued to support their activities throughout high school. He served as part of the sideline chain crew for Lakeview High School football and was a member of the boosters club. Most of all, Jack was a loving and devoted father and grandfather and made every effort to always be there for everything. He was known as someone people could depend on, particularly when it came time for a move. He will be missed dearly by his family. 

The family will receive friends 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, June 2, 2024 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Cremation Preneed Care, Battle Creek where services to celebrate his life will be held 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 3, 2024.  The service will be Live-Streamed and may be viewed at https://vimeo.com/event/4339907. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation (https://www.michaeljfox.org/).   Personal messages for the family and special memories may be placed here at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.


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Sunday, June 2, 2024

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Cremation Preneed Care

105 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017

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Celebration of Life

Monday, June 3, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

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105 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017

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