Hubert worked as a technician assistant at Oberlin College Geology Dept. for 22 years. He served in the U.S Army Air Force and was stationed in Shemya in the Aleutian Islands. He was a past member of Kipton Community Church, where he taught Sunday School and a current a member of the Pittsfield Community Church. He farmed, worked at Farmers Supply and Watson Hardware. Hubert coached baseball, was a Township Trustee, past president of Firelands Booster Club, and a Cub Scout leader. He enjoyed gardening, travel, reading, bowling, and was a warm advocate for his children.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret V. Bates of Amherst; sons, Kenneth (Darlene) Bates of Vermilion and Kevin (Jean) Bates of Wakeman; daughters, Jo Elene Terry of Willowick and Megan Crockett of Sheffield Lake; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Elma J. Nelson.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Carl D. and Mabel K. Bates; and sister, Daphne M. Collins.
A Memorial Service will be 4:30 P.M., Thursday, August 23, 2012, at Pittsfield Community Church in Pittsfield. Pastor Jonathan Cheatham will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pittsfield Community Church Youth Group, 17026 St. Rt. 58, Wellington OH 44090 or Kipton Community Church Building Fund, 511 Church St., Kipton 44049.
Online condolences may be made to www.cowlingfuneralhomeoh.com.