Obituary: Hubert Gibson McKinney

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Hubert Gibson McKinney, 86, of Winters, Calif. passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on Aug. 4, 2022.

Hubert was born in Hopkinsville, Ky. on Oct. 31, 1935. He joined the United States Air Force in 1955. He met and married Jessie Jo Franklin on Nov. 16, 1958. They both had, and raised two children Carla Diane Labrecque (McKinney) and Hubert Gibson McKinney Jr. (Mackie). After serving his years in the Air Force he continued working on Travis Air Force Base as a civilian. After retiring from Travis Air Force Base he started a family business ‘McKinney Plumbing’ and continued to work as a plumber till his son took over the business in 2010. He made sure his family had all that they needed. He will be missed.

Hubert is survived by his son-in-law Jerry Labrecque, his grandchildren James Labrecque and wife Jana, Sara-jo Ybarra and husband Servando, Danielle Cavazos and husband Chris, Chris McKinney; his 12 great-grandchildren Anthony and wife Molly, Matthew and Michael Labrecque, Kathrine, Giselle, Gracie and Servando Ybarra, Diego, Dominic and Natalee Cavazos, Avery and Oliver McKinney, brother Horace McKinney, and great-great-grandson Anthony Joseph Labrecque Jr.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father Howard and Bessie McKinney, his brother Howard McKinney, his sister Gladys Hargrove, his sister Juanita Martin, his wife Jessie Jo McKinney, his daughter Carla Diane Labrecque, son Hubert Gibson McKinney Jr. and his great-granddaughter Aubree Danielle Cavazos.

A memorial service for Hubert is scheduled for Aug. 27, 2022 at First Baptist Church of Winters at 11 a.m. reception to follow.

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