William Wesley Tubbs
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William (Bud) Tubbs, 99, was born January 25, 1922 in Birmingham, Alabama. He died
in Abingdon, Virginia on March 16, 2021. He was a member of ROTC through High
School, then a member of Alabama National Guard, where he was in the horse
cavalry, participating in shows and exhibitions across the South, prior to WWII.
He served in Active Duty, primarily in the South Pacific, for the entire duration of
WWII. He achieved the rank of Captain in the Army and always felt fortunate that
his tour took him around the world. He graduated from The University of Alabama
with Business and Law degrees and was an Attorney and a Certified Public
He and his wife, Rita Allgood Tubbs, retired to Kennesaw GA and enjoyed
traveling together. Bud was known for having the patience of Job and living his
life as a servant of God. He adored his Sweetheart, Rita "to the marrow of his
bones". He devoted his life to her and his family and the many others who called
him "Uncle Bud". He was active in churches throughout his life. He and Rita loved
Bible Studies, Youth groups and Sunday School classes. At First Presbyterian,
Marietta, he served on the Session and Diaconate for many years.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents, John Elisha Tubbs and Ruth Bowman
Tubbs; brothers, John, Robert (Bob), and James (Jim); and his bride, Rita. Survivors
include his daughters, Leta S (Lesu) Cole and husband Mark, of Chilhowie, VA;
Petra A Burroughs of Tuscaloosa, AL; sister, Virginia Reeves of Hanceville, AL;
grandchildren Ellen Cole, of Abingdon, VA; Charles, Samantha and Anna
Burroughs of Tuscaloosa, AL; and beloved nieces and nephews and great nieces
Services will be held 11 AM Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at the First Presbyterian Church, Marietta, GA. Burial will be 12 PM Wednesday, March 24 in Birmingham, AL.
The service will be live-streamed at https://vimeo.com/527285774
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Marietta, Georgia, or the organization of your choice.