Hubert C. Smith of Tulsa, OK entered into his eternal home, Friday April 19, 2019.
Born in 1934 in Okemah, OK, Hubert was a twin and one of eight children born to Alfred and Bertha Smith. After living in Okmulgee for a short time in his teens, he and his family moved to Tulsa his junior year in high school where he began attending Central High School and Central Assembly of God Church.
Attending both "Centrals," he met the love of his life, Donna Grindstaff whom he married in 1955. After the wedding and honeymoon, Hubert and his twin brother were drafted into the U.S. Army where they served together in various parts of Japan. Hubert and Donna wrote to each other every day during his deployment and he returned to a tremendous airport celebration by his family and friends! After the birth of their two children, Hubert attended the University of Tulsa, obtaining his degree in Accounting. Hubert retired from Citgo Petroleum in 1997 after 30 years of service. Hubert served as deacon at Central Assembly as well as Carbondale Assembly where he and Donna attended the last 38 years. He felt most at home at church and centered his family's life around serving the Lord. Hubert adored his family and was happiest when spending time with them. He loved the outdoors and was well known in every one of their neighborhoods for his immaculate yard and garden. He was an avid Cardinal baseball fan and enjoyed many trips to St. Louis with his family but also enjoyed gathering with the family at his home for games, everyone in their Cardinal gear! Hubert was a gentle and loving husband, father, and grandfather who was most often referred to by friends and family as the kindest man they ever knew. Most importantly Hubert loved the Lord and longed for the day he would meet Jesus face to face.
Hubert was preceded in death by his parents and his seven brothers and sisters. He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Smith; his daughter, Judy Smith; his son, Jeff Smith and wife, Gloria; his grandson, Jeffrey Smith and wife, Gabrielle; and his grandson, Weston Smith, all of Tulsa. In addition, he is survived by multiple nieces and nephews and multiple friends who he loved as family.
A celebration of Hubert's life will be held at the Floral Haven chapel in Tulsa, OK, Wednesday, April 24th, at 3:00 pm. Visitation for friends and family is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23rd, from 5:00-8:00 pm. www.floralhaven.com