RAYMORE -- The Rev. Claude Colin Tubbs, 92, entered his heavenly home on March 22, 2003, while resting in the home of his granddaughter, Terri Clark, of Raymore.
Born Nov. 5, 1910, in Flemmings, Ala., son of the late Henry and Isabelle Tubbs, he was a retired pastor and dutifully served the Lord as pastor of several churches in the Southeast Missouri area.
Claude was known for his fiery preaching and his love for singing the old songs of faith. He will be forever remembered by family and church for singing "Keep Walking," which was his testimony. He walked an uncompromising truth of the gospel. A member of the Raymore Assembly of God Church, he had a love and passion for going to church and worshiping his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
His wife of nearly 70 years, Ruby Mae Tubbs, preceded him in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Shirley Anne Lawrence of Atwater, Calif.; one sister, Gertrude Jordon of West Blockton, Ala.; three grandchildren, Terri Clark of Raymore, Timothy Kuykendall of Belton and Michael Kuykendall of Independence; and many others who will miss his grace and goodness. His selflessness, compassion and generosity strengthened those around him, especially his great-grandchildren, Steven, McKenzie, Rachel and Cory.
Also preceding him in death were six brothers, Art Tubbs, Marshall Tubbs, Lloyd John Tubbs, Floyd Tubbs, Jessie Tubbs and Marvin Tubbs; and three sisters, Daisy Perry, Rosa Poole and Myrtle Pilot.
A memorial service was conducted Sunday at the Raymore Assembly of God Church.
Graveside services were conducted at 2 p.m. today at the Dogwood Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Marissa Naputi and Dancy Miller for their care, compassion and gentle spirit. A special thanks to Pastor Green, Pastor Stanley, Glee Kleny, Dana Dye, Rick and Cinty Melton and Vicky Jones for their continuous support and encouragement, and to all those who prayed and loved our Papa. A true testament to Christianity in living and in dying, he will forever be remembered in the hearts of his family, friends and church.
Shelby Funeral Home of East Prairie is in charge of local arrangements.