Funeral services for I. J. Tubby Hales, 91, of Cleveland will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 2 p.m. in Cashner Colonial Chapel with Rev. Larry Dean officiating. Interment will follow in Security Cemetery.
Tubby was born in San Jacinto County, Texas on September 24, 1914 and passed away at home on Saturday, October 15, 2005 with his family at his side.
Tubby met Francis Tody Bryant in 1939 and they were married July 17, 1940 in Cleveland. He worked in Houston at a steel factory during World War II making gun barrels for the soldiers. After the war, he worked at the Conroe Creosote Plant in Conroe and retired after 27 years of service. After retirement, he enjoyed spending time outside gardening and with the love and devotion of his wife Tody, he lived a very full and rich life.
Tubby loved visiting with his son, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He referred to his great grandson, Connor, as his Buddy and his Buddy will miss him very much, as they had a very special relationship. Tubby is profoundly loved and will be missed by his wife of 65 years, Francis Tody Hales, and his son, Howard Hales and wife Jeanette. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many friends also survive.
Pallbearers will be Donald Lavoilette Jr., Todd Malone, Butch Hales, Eric Karlsson, Bubba Simmons, and Sean Bryant. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Ott, Glenn Bryant, and Travis Mauney.