Life Story / Obituary
Phillip Hubbard Sr. of Mattawan, age 80, died on January 2, 2022. Phill was born October 17, 1941 in Lawrence, MI to Morris and Laura (Lamb) Hains. Known as a jack of all trades, Phill enjoyed his career operating a punch press at Checker Motors. With friends he made their he participated in a bowling league. He and his wife, Bonnie, also bowled together with friends in Florida and several trophies line the shelves of their home. A dedicated husband and father, Phill took pride in caring for his family. Among his hobbies were gardening and karate, but nothing beat a spending the day on the water casting a line to see what was biting, and coming home with a story or two of what fish he caught.
Phill was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are his wife, Bonnie; children: Phillip (Kathryn) Hubbard Jr. and Calvin Hubbard; grandchildren: Charlie, Shawn, Kaitlynn, and Blaine; great-grandchildren: Connor, Cooper, and Cali; and siblings: Ernie and Marie.
Cremation has taken place. A gathering will be held at a later date. Visit Phill’s webpage at BetzlerLifeStory.com to archive favorite memories, photos, and sign his guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Section Collection. Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo 269-375-2900.