William Roscoe Kubly, 86, Kokomo, passed away at 8:44 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Union City, Tennessee. Born July 17, 1927, in White County, he was the son of the late James S. Kubly and Opal A. (Harmon) Kubly. On Aug. 27, 1950, in Alexandria, he married Helen Louise (Townsend). She preceded him in death Jan. 13, 2012.
He was a 1945 graduate of Monticello High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He was employed with Kokomo Gas and Fuel for 36 years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Elks, Kiwanis, and the Greentown Glass Association. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, antiquing, boating, skiing, golfing, playing cards and home improvement.
Survivors include two daughters, Julie (David) Baker and Cindy (Ralph) Joyce, all of Kokomo; one sister, Marjorie (Walter) Dismore, Monticello; three grandchildren, Beth (John) Rakestraw, Kokomo, Eric (Gennifer) Baker, Kokomo, and Kyle (Bre) Baker, Russiaville; and great-grandchildren, Kaylea, Kaden, Brielle, Alexandria, Morgan, Macy, and Londyn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; four brothers, Forrest Kubly, James R. Kubly, Norman E. Kubly and Donald Kubly; and one sister, Rita Lucy.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St. Pastor Will Jewsbury will officiate. Entombment, with military rites by the U.S. Army and the Kokomo Military Rites Team, will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary.
Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or the First Christian Church, with envelopes available at the mortuary. You may read William’s obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you can sign the guestbook, order flowers, make a memorial donation, or share a personal message to the family.