Harry Russell Huebel, Jr. “Russ” of Kingsville, Texas passed away March 17, 2018. He was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Harry Russell Huebel Sr. and Margaret Ann Neal Huebel on March 13, 1943. He attended public schools in Cape Girardeau and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University. He earned a PhD in American Studies from Washington State University and taught history at Texas A&I University (later Texas A&M – Kingsville).
Russ was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Kathy; his children, Anne Huebel (Jules Gehrke) of Midland, Michigan and David Huebel (fiancée, Nicole Blair) of Austin, Texas; his brothers, Bruce of Bay City, Michigan and Randy of Cape Girardeau; and his grandchildren, Margaret and Elizabeth.
Russ’s main interest revolved around sports, especially baseball and basketball. He once played on a traveling softball team and coached Little League baseball for many years as well as Pee Wee basketball. He also enjoyed reading crime novels, shooting pool and befriending calico cats.
Instead of services, visiting hours will be held Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Southeast Missouri University Foundation, 1 University Plaza, MS 7300, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701; attention: Harry Huebel Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Services are entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, 205 General Cavazos Blvd., Kingsville, Texas.
Sorry to hear of Russel's Passing. Have fond memories of our high school days. Often wondered where and what he was doing these past years. Look's like he had a good life and great family. May God Bless the Family with his passing.
Frank SitzeCape Girardeau, MO
I'm so sorry for your loss Kathy & family.
Tammy BrennanKingsville, TX
Kathy, I'm so sorry for your loss. My sympathy to you and your family.
Marilyn KircusGalveston, TX
Kathy, I'm so sorry for your great loss. God's blessings and Peace on you.
Ann AndrisekAnahuac, TX
Kathy & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. His memory will live on in your hearts.
Carol BellMissouri City, TX
One of our profs at SEMO used to say that while words can adequately describe the trite and trivial, for the truly memorable they fail. Russ was the very embodiment of this principle. What a blessing to have known such a beautiful man. Jim Norwine ('64)
Jim NorwineOologah, OK
Kathy and family, I am sorry to hear of your great loss. May he rest in peace. I extend my sympathies to you all.
Natalie WiestGalveston Texas, TX
Dear Kathy, Anne and David,
Russ and I were friends and colleagues for many years.
Certainly one of the most interesting people I ever met.
Jeanette and I share your loss and grief.
sandysan francisco, CA
My condolences to Huebel family and. friends. My he Rest In Peace .
Ruben fonsecaSinton, TX
So sorry to hear of Russ’s passing. May the Lord comfort you and your family. With love and prayers. K
Sending our love, condolences and hopes to you, Kathy. We're sorry to be so far away.dear Kathy. We are so sorry to hear about your husband. We are in Florida having bought a house here. We miss our paddling friends in Texas. Our thoughts are with you.
Peggy and Dick
Dick and Peggy MooersDeLand, FL
I am so sorry to here of Russ's passing. May the love of God give you peace in your time of loss. I hope to see you soon. Hugs and Prayers, Tracy
Tracy Caldwell BeckerHouston, TX
Sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of loss. We are thinking of you all.
Winnie Shrum and Wayne ShrumCorpus Christi, TX
Rest in peace Russ
Wayford ShrumCorpus Christi, TX