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William Eugene Stubblefield
William Eugene “Gene” Stubblefield of Temple, formerly of Liberty, TX, was born in Houston on September 25, 1933, to Aileen Anderson and Rouse William Stubblefield. He passed away on February 28, 2022, in Temple after a brief illness.
Gene was a graduate of Liberty High School (1952) and Texas A&M College (1956), a member of the Aggie Corps of Cadets, and a dedicated Aggie his entire life. A lifelong Episcopalian, he was a member of Christ Church, Temple. He was also an Eagle Scout, and a member of the Order of the Arrow.
He was preceded in death by his parents, by his brother Charles and Charles’s wife Cathy, by his first wife Carolyn Morrow Stubblefield, by his son Christian, his grandsons Stephen Campbell and Gryphon Perry, and his son-in-law Greg Mohr.
He is survived by his wife, the Rev. Glennda Hardin, his son Eric Stubblefield (Cheryl) of Dayton, TX, his daughter Susan Mohr of Scottsdale, AZ, stepsons Derek Cross (Annette Galluccia) of Kerhonkson, NY, Jeremy Cross (Misty) of Trinity, TX, stepdaughter Sara Cross Te (Peter), of Burnet and Amber Salas (Aaron Otka) of Tomball. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Saturday, March 12, at 10:00 am at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church located at 2042 Trinity St, Liberty, TX 77575, with Officiants: The Rev. Rhonda Rogers and the Rev. Ted Smith. Interment to follow at Devore-Stubblefield cemetery, corner of Edgewood and Bowie in Liberty.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to GRACE Initiative of South Liberty County, PO Box 10397, Liberty, TX 77575; Un-Included Club of Temple, 1000 S. Knob St., Temple, TX 76501; the Texas A& M Foundation, 400 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South, Ste. 300, College Station, 77845, designated for student scholarships; or the charity of your choice.
Gene Stubblefield was one of life's great characters and he will be sadly missed by myself and my family. My wife, Vivien, and I met Gene and his first wife Carolyn in 1968 during a work visit and we became great friends as families from that day onward. He and I shared a fascination with engineering and anything that worked. Although separated for most of our time by 3000 miles of ocean we had many long conversations on how to do things connected with our work, we shared ideas and thoughts on how to solve problems.
In 1980 I worked for Gene in Liberty for 12 months and Gene introduced us into his community and to his friends. We shared our lives for a year both in work and play. For my family that year living and working in Texas was a unique experience that we still speak of to this day and it all came from Gene's friendship and generosity.
Over the years we were able to meet up on many occasions, some times in the US and others in the UK. We shared holidays, barbecues and many, many good times.
After the sad loss of Carolyn we were immensely pleased to hear that he had found happiness with Glennda and we have been fortunate to have been able to spend time with them as a couple. Their obvious happiness together has been a joy to see.
We will always miss him, he was a great friend to have.
Tony Robins Mar 12 2022 4:53 AM
I am heartbroken to hear of Gene's death. He was a prince among men. I have known him as a loving husband to my dear friend, Glennda, and a sweet friend. My condolences to all family and friends.
Beverly Lauer Mar 6 2022 7:44 PM
A candle was lit in memory of William Stubblefield
Rhonda Rogers Mar 5 2022 8:03 PM
Gene's mother was my godmother and very much a second mother to me. Gene was like a big brother and always treated me well. I have known him all my life and know he was a great man. I know he was very proud of Susan and Eric and they will miss him as will all his family. He is resting in God's arms now.
Donna Wall Mar 4 2022 7:51 PM
Condolences to the family. Gene was a wonderful man with a great personality and could be so funny , he made me laugh so hard my sides hurt.
I felt blessed to have known him, A genuine, loving , smart man.
Dottie Hyden Burks Mar 4 2022 4:43 PM
Eric - We are so sorry for the loss of your dad. Our prayers are for comfort and peace for your family. Psalms 46:1 tells us to rely on God during times of distress. He will sustain you through these difficult days.
Cindy and Eddie Underwood Mar 3 2022 2:29 PM
I was sad to hear of Gene's passing.. He was a kind man, a hard working man & now he is at rest. May he RIP🙏🏻❤️
Margaret Brents Mar 3 2022 9:53 AM