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JUDGE EDWARD LEWIS HUBBARD

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

On Tuesday, April 21, 2020 as the sun set into Deep Creek, Edward Hubbard grooved one final time to Pharrell Williams before passing away in the comforts of his home. His battle with dementia had ended. He was 76.

Ed was born on March 8, 1944 in Norfolk, VA to George and Mary Hubbard. He attended Frederick College in Portsmouth where he met and married his wife, Carol Eagle Hubbard, on June 12, 1965. They raised a daughter, Kimberly and son, Jeffrey.

Ed believed in service and honor, two values that he carried with him throughout his 35-year career in law. After receiving his law degree from William and Mary College in 1974, Ed spent the next 15 years practicing law in Newport News. It wasn't the field of law that was important to him, he just loved helping others resolve their legal issues. Ed completed his career serving as both a Juvenile and Circuit Court Judge in Newport News. Always determined to uphold his title of Honorable, Ed treated every case in front of him as if it was the most important of his life. By all accounts, Ed was one heck of a lawyer and judge, but his influence on the world extended well beyond his career. Ed loved people and people loved Ed. He had a commanding presence, which was commonly accentuated by his signature cowboy hat. However, for all who knew him, he had an instant way to make every situation more comfortable, whether with a subtle quip or the mention of a familiar nickname (which he had for everyone). He had a charisma that put others at ease, always left them smiling, and attracted everyone to him.

Ed was many things to many people over the years including car mechanic, Mr. Fix-it, teacher, advisor, good friend, and, of course, first baseman and coach for the perennial powerhouse Warwick Rotary softball team. Ed could do it all and used his talents to help as many as he could throughout his life. But nothing he did was as significant as the values he passed down to his children and the selfless love he gave to his granddaughter.  

Ed was preceded in death by his father, George and his mother, Mary. He is survived by his wife, Carol; his daughter, Kimberly Hubbard Niesel and her husband, David; his son, Jeffrey Ryan Hubbard; his granddaughter, Gillian Niesel and his fun-loving caregiver Helena "Lonnie" Watson. 

Contributions may be made in Ed’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 358 McLaws Circle, Williamsburg, VA 23185. A Celebration of his full Life will take place after the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. Family and friends may go to weymouthfuneralhome.com obituaries to share memories. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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#10 Robin Scott 2020-05-16 08:18
Judge Hubbard was a caring soul. I worked with him on cases I Juvenile Court and he held everyone with equal respect. I will never forget his kindness. I pray for comfort and peace for the family.
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#9 Lena/Lonnie 2020-05-01 18:25
We loved you, we cared for you, and we had a lot of fun with you. Love always and kindness to the entire family.
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#8 Lena/Lonnie 2020-05-01 18:21
We loved you, we cared for you, and we had a lot of fun with you. Our thoughts with the entire family.
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#7 Laveta Owens 2020-05-01 16:25
Carol, I'm so sorry about your loss. Judge Hubbard was an inspiration to me. It's so sad that Alzheimer’s seems to be stealing the best people from us. I hope he enjoyed quite a few good years after retiring.
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#6 MELISSA GARY 2020-04-27 16:02
Carol, I am so sorry to of Ed's passing. Nikki Lindsay and I were just speaking of him several days ago. Our dad Roscoe thought the world of Ed and he was a lifelong friend to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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#5 Diana Hinton 2020-04-26 23:51
I started my early career as a legal secretary for Ed Hubbard. He was a joy to work for. He had a fun personality and I can personally say I’ve never worked for anyone else that I can truthfully say I enjoyed going to work everyday. Carol my deepest condolences to you and your children. Ed was truly one of a kind.
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#4 Faye Cordle Keenan 2020-04-26 13:09
Dearest Carol & family, Thinking of you with loving prayers for peace during this very sad time. Please accept my sincere sympathy. In Christian love...
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#3 Vincent Conway 2020-04-26 12:40
Ed, I enjoyed my visits with you at your law office on Warwick Blvd in our early years and our time together in the Newport News Circuit Court.  You helped and inspired many in Drug Court and will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know you. My wife and I extend our sympathies to Carol and family... 
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#2 Buck and jennie 2020-04-26 12:13
The judge would be pleased with the way his life was summarized . From his days of watching Kim and Jeff in every athletic/ academic adventure to his Mickey Mouse gloves in the courtroom...he meant something special to all of us..we love this family..we have been blessed to have had them in our life...we are saddened by this loss...wrapping our arms around Carol, Kim and Jeff and sending heartfelt condolences...Buck, Jennie, Nick and Dena
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#1 Lee and Vicki Hauser 2020-04-25 14:18
It was like yesterday that we celebrated Ed's birthday and in a blink of an eye he is gone. Ed was such a part of our "family" and as we celebrate our special occasions with Carol he will be with us forever in our hearts. Our love to Carol, Kim and Jeffrey.
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