Tubbs, Thomas Roy

Date: Monday, August 31, 2020
Time: 12:00 to 4:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Monday, August 31, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Private committal at Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, at a later date.

Memorials / Donations:
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the NRA


Thomas Roy Tubbs, known to most as Tommy, of Lonedell, MO, formerly St. Louis, MO, departed this life in Town & Country, MO, on August 27, 2020, having reached the age of seventy- two years, one month and twenty days. Tommy was born in St. Louis, MO, on July 7, 1948, son of Charles Kenneth Tubbs and Helen Marie Tubbs nee Boyer. In 2011 he began sharing his life with Laura Covington.

Tommy is survived by his significant other, Laura Covington of Lonedell, MO; by his son, Bryant Tubbs and wife, Nichole, of Lonedell; by his grandchildren, Hailie and Bryant Tubbs, both of Lonedell; by his step-children, John Bryan Kibler and wife, Megan, of Winchester, OH, and Richard Kyle Cole of St. Charles, MO; by his step-grandchildren, Jack Kibler and Adalynn Cole; by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Helen Tubbs.

Tommy was a Christian of the Lutheran faith, believing in the Lord as his Savior. As a young man, he worked with his father at Humbolt Boat Service in St. Louis, MO building tug boats and barges. Tommy had owned and operated the business since his Dad’s retirement. He was a licensed tug boat pilot, living most of his life on the Mississippi River., and proud to call himself a “river rat”. He enjoyed time spent jet boating with his family on the local rivers. Tommy was proud to be a life member of the National Rifle Association. He also enjoyed hunting, especially bow hunting, and fishing. He was proud of his Irish heritage and loved celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. What meant most to him was time spent with his family and the many memories they created will be cherished by them all forever and they will miss his keen sense of humor.

A devoted and loving companion, father, father-in-law, grandfather, step-father, step-grandfather, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM Monday, August 31, 2020, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Raymond Laramore officiating. A private committal will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the National Rifle Association.