Marvin Earl Hubbell, better known as “Hub” or Earl to family and friends, passed away on January 12, 2022, after a short illness. He was one month shy of his 93rd birthday.
Services will be held on January 16 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Dixon, Illinois with burial at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 until 2:00, Service at 2:00 with burial to follow. A light meal will be provided at the First Baptist’s Church in Dixon.
“Hub” was born on Feb 17,1929 in Amboy, Illinois to Marvin Henry and Helen (Starks) Hubbell. He’s survived by his children, Marvin Eugene Hubbell (Christine) of Rock Island, Connie Young (Roger) of Woodstock, and Denise Ross of Elburn. He was a very proud Grandpa of eight and Great Grandpa of eleven, with another one on the way.
Hub will also be remembered and missed by Sue Wright and her family of Mt Morris. Dad’s family wants to thank her for her love and companionship for so many years.
Hub owned Hubbell’s Garage in Amboy from the mid-1960’s until 1983 when it became Hubbell and Ross Garage when Denise and Norman Ross joined the business. He was also the co-owner of Cruse and Hubbell’s Garage in Dixon in the late 1950’s – early 1960’s.
Hub served as a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 110 in Franklin Grove for many decades. His scouting tradition lives on today with nearly all his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren having been involved in Scouts. Two achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, and one achieved the rank of Gold, the highest rank in Girl Scouting.
Hub had a passion for life, travel, dancing, rolling skating, and all things cars. Hub developed lifelong friends all over the country. For decades he made trips out west and Florida, stopping frequently on each journey to visit and stay with family and friends.
An avid car buff, he bonded over many a motor. He restored a 1929 Model A Ford, which was driven in two family weddings and is still cherished in the family today. He loved spending time with friends who shared the same passion.
In 2001, he and his friends explored the historic Lincoln Highway in their vintage automobiles. They traveled from Dixon to Time’s Square in New York and back, without any breakdowns! He was a member of the Lion’s Club where he was often the top salesman for their annual rose bouquets. He was also a member of the Lincoln Highway Association, their national museum is in Franklin Grove, where he raised his family.
He is proceeded in death by his daughter Sharon, siblings Warren Hubbell and Shirley Dewey-Oakland, his granddaughter Angela Young, and son-in-law Norman Ross.
We will miss him dearly.
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