Samuel V. âSamâ Hubbell, 77, of Fountain City, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio on September 25, 1939 to James and Mamie Jean Farish Hubbell. Following Mr. Hubbellâs death when Sam was a child, his mother married Dr. Paul Mauer, who stepped in as Dad. Sam married the former Geraldine âGerryâ Warner on June 3, 1959. They shared 30 years together and raised three daughters together before her death in February 1990. Sam was blessed to wed Linda K. (Reynolds) Reeves on June 9, 1991, to blend two families into one.
Sam was a 1957 graduate of Quincy High School in Quincy, Ohio. He was a 1961 graduate of Ohio Northern University, where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Pharmacy. Sam enjoyed a long career as a pharmacist and was proud to be the third generation of his family to practice. He was manager and head pharmacist at Haag Drugs in Richmond from 1964-1981. He was the former co-owner of Campbellâs Drugs and Hubbellâs Card & Gifts in Eaton, Ohio. After closing the store in Eaton, Sam continued in pharmacy at Garyâs Drugs in Eaton. He also worked part-time at the K-Mart Pharmacy in Richmond and other pharmacies in Indiana and Ohio.
Samâs involvement in the Northeastern Wayne School Corporation spanned several decades. From early involvement as president of the Band Boosters to multiple terms on the Board of Trustees to serving as the scorekeeper for the Boys Basketball program since 2011, Samâs presence and influence was recognized and paid many dividends forward in generations of students. As his family described, âIf the doors at school were open, he was there.â, enjoying sporting events at every level of the athletic department. Sam enjoyed traveling by car, attending as many events of his children and grandchildren as time would allow.
Sam was also a long-time fan of the baseball teams that called McBride Stadium home and could be found at every game, sitting in his reserved seat behind home plate, keeping his own score book. He also enjoyed watching harness racing and attended The Little Brown Jug in Delaware, Ohio for over 50 years thru 2015. Sam was a former board member of the Wayne County Historical Museum. He was a member of the former Chester Heights United Methodist Church and was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church in Richmond.
Sam will be missed by his wife, Linda; his children, Julie Jackson & her husband, Jim; Kara Harris; Krissy Miller & her husband, Mick; Amy Reeves Stock & her husband, Chris; and David Reeves & his wife, Denise; grandchildren, Matthew (Melissa) Jackson, Adam (Courtney) Jackson, Jacob Jackson, Sam (Heather) Harris, Tim Harris, Geralyn Miller, Lily Miller, Emily Stock, Devin Stock, Tony (Amber) Patterson, John Patterson and Jessica Swihart; great-grandchildren, Christopher Jackson, Ava Jackson and Harmony Harris, Ellie Jackson, Avalynn Grace Patterson and Rowen Patterson; brother, Stephen Hubbell & his wife, Diane; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Sam was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Gerry Hubbell; and brother, Mark Hubbell.
Rev. Ted Chalk will conduct a funeral ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 3 in the Northeastern High School Gymnasium, 7295 US Hwy 27, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather from 2-7 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, in the NHS gym.
The Sam Hubbell Memorial Scholarship is being established. Contributions to help in its endowment may be made to Northeastern High School, 7295 US 27, Fountain City, IN 47341. Please indicate âSam Hubbellâ in the check memo.
The Smith-McQuiston & Webster Funeral Home, Fountain City, is assisting with funeral arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com .