Linnes Hubbard passed away at his home in Orange, with familyby his side, on Tuesday, April 8, after a brief illness.
Linnes was born in Hemphill, on Nov. 23, 1934 and grew up in Jasper, and the surrounding area, where he went to school and graduated from Jasper High School. Linnes worked for Bell Telephone Company for a few years as a lineman before joining the Jasper Police department where he became the Asst. Chief of Police. This began a long and very distinguished career in Law Enforcement that spanned more than 30 years.
He left the Jasper Police department and began working for the Jasper County Sheriff’s office for many years before joining the Orange County District Attorney’s office as their lead investigator. After a few years working with CITGO in Sulphur, La as the Head of Security, he returned to Orange to work as a Major with the Orange County Sheriff’s office. Linnes was also professionally trained in criminal polygraph, hypnosis and was considered an expert in the field of fingerprints. He was called upon many times as an expert witness in criminal cases through the years. He was instrumental in solving many criminal cases, received numerous certifications in law enforcement topics, taught classes on law enforcement and received many awards and citations for his work in the law enforcement field.
He was a strong but fair and caring man. He would give his last dime or the shirt off of his back to someone in need. He was the handyman of the neighborhood and never knew something he couldn’t do. He helped numerous people and families through the years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elizabeth Hubbard; two brothers Frank and Ira Hubbard; three sisters, Bessie Smith, Grace Robinson and Lorene Robinson.
He is survived by his wife Geraldine Cooper Hubbard of Orange; two sons, Charles Wayne Hubbard of Illinois; Raymond Eugene Hubbard and his wife Lorna of Orange; one daughter, Cheryl Hubbard Burns and her husband, Darren of Moss Bluff; four grandchildren, Justin, Amanda, Kortney and Alicia; sister, Mary Jones of Kirbyville; one brother, Johnnie Hubbard of Oregon & numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 12, at 10:00 am at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange, with a gathering of family and friends from 9:00 am until service time. Chaplain Mike Eaves will be officiating. Interment and committal service will be held at 2:00 pm at Newton City Cemetery in Newton.Cremation was entrusted to Dorman Funeral Home.
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