Fred Tubbs

Sunday, October 1, 2006

CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Fred Eugene "Freddie Bender" Tubbs, 49, of Charleston died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, in Charleston.

He was born May 20, 1957, at Wyatt, Mo.

He worked on the river and with Dugan Farms.

Survivors include his father, Fred Eugene Bender Sr. of Wyatt; his mother and stepfather, Faye and Johnny Sams of Grandin, Mo.; two sons, Jason Alan Tubbs of Cape Girardeau, Lance Eugene Tubbs of Charleston; a daughter, Shawna Marie Vinson of Diehlstadt, Mo.; two brothers, Gary Wayne Bender and Johnny Joe Sams, both of Granite City, Ill.; seven sisters, Debbie Parkers of Nashville, Tenn., Pam Tubbs, Vickie Bender and Mary Messick, all of Granite City, Melissa Medlock of Wyatt, Charlotte Bender and Leslie Sams, both of Grandin; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. to service time Tuesday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dean Wallace officiating.

Private burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston.