Harry Russell "Russ" Huebel, Jr.
March 13, 1943  -  March 17, 2018

Harry Russell "Russ" Huebel, Jr.

Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel
205 General Cavazos Blvd.
Kingsville, TX  78363
Thursday, March 22, 2018
4:00 p .m. to 8:00 p.m.
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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.


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  1. Frank Sitze
    Cape Girardeau, MO

    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.

  2. Tammy Brennan
    Kingsville, TX

    I'm so sorry for your loss Kathy & family.

  3. Marilyn Kircus
    Galveston, TX

    Kathy, I'm so sorry for your loss. My sympathy to you and your family.

  4. Ann Andrisek
    Anahuac, TX

    Kathy, I'm so sorry for your great loss. God's blessings and Peace on you.

  5. Carol Bell
    Missouri City, TX

    Kathy & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. His memory will live on in your hearts.

  6. Jim Norwine
    Oologah, OK

    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)

  7. Natalie Wiest
    Galveston Texas, TX

    Kathy and family, I am sorry to hear of your great loss. May he rest in peace. I extend my sympathies to you all.

  8. Rafael
    , TX

  9. sandy
    san francisco, CA

    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.

  10. Ruben fonseca
    Sinton, TX

    My condolences to Huebel family and. friends. My he Rest In Peace .

  11. Katrina
    Sinton, TX

    So sorry to hear of Russ’s passing. May the Lord comfort you and your family. With love and prayers. K

  12. Dick and Peggy Mooers
    DeLand, FL

    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

  13. Tracy Caldwell Becker
    Houston, TX

    Dear Kathy,
    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

  14. Winnie Shrum and Wayne Shrum
    Corpus Christi, TX

    Sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of loss. We are thinking of you all.

  15. Wayford Shrum
    Corpus Christi, TX

    Rest in peace Russ

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