Serving Kansas City and Liberty, Missouri
816-523-1234 Phones Answered 24/7

Kenneth Martin Tubbs Sr

Kenneth Martin Tubbs Sr

December 6, 1941 — November 16, 2022

Kenneth Martin Tubbs, Sr, 80, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, after a long battle with dementia.

Martin was born to Dr. William Martin Tubbs and Ethelmarie Cleveland in Abilene, TX, on December 6, 1941, a few hours before Pearl Harbor was bombed. He was the first of seven children including Charles Cleveland Tubbs (deceased); Linda Mae Tubbs of Dallas, TX; Mary Colleen Rasmussen (Mark) of Tucson, AZ; Guy William Tubbs of Dallas, TX; Marc Hoskins Tubbs (Tammy) of Keller, TX; and Kristy Marie Pursley (Rick) of San Antonio, TX. After his mother’s passing and his dad’s remarriage, he welcomed Theresa Tubbs of El Paso, TX; as his stepmom, and Marie Campbell (Jeff) of Bulverde, TX; Aaron Duhon (Jennifer) of DuPont, WA; and Sarah Reed (Rob) of Fredericksburg, VA as his stepsiblings.

He graduated from Austin High School in El Paso, TX, and received a Bachleor’s of Science in Accounting from the University of Texas. Martin served in the US Army for three years, including a tour in France. He worked in management for JCPenneys for 27 years in Texas, Kansas and Missouri. In 1982, Martin won the President’s Cup for “Best Small Store” in the United States as manager of the Sulpher Springs, TX store. After retiring, he worked as a loan officer at Armed Forces Bank in Fort Leavenworth, KS.
Martin is survived by his wife Linda Denton Tubbs, whom he married on June 20, 1974, in the Salt Lake City Temple. Martin is also survived by all three children, Kenneth Martin Tubbs, Jr. (Michelle) of Issaquah, WA; Hollie Marie Carr of Houston, TX; and Lori Michelle Garcia (Rudi) of Kansas City, MO. He is also survived by his 11 grandchildren, Anna Colette, Clara Adelaide, Dallen Hyrum, Eleanor Aliza, and Bianca Katelynn Tubbs; Sadie Ellen, Joseph William, Lucy Merrill, and Ruben James Carr; Ethan Michaels and Ashton Martin Garcia.

In retirement, Martin, along with his wife, served two missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, both in the Missouri Independence Mission. He also served as an ordinance worker in the Kansas City Missouri Temple for four years.

Funeral Services
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
6751 NE 70th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64119
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Visitation - 10 am
Funeral Service - 11 am

Memorials are suggested to Elara Caring (Hospice) (elara.com)

Service Information

Funeral Services
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
6751 NE 70th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64119
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Visitation – 10 am
Funeral Service – 11 am

Memorials are suggested to Elara Caring (Hospice) (elara.com)

Kenneth Martin Tubbs Sr's Guestbook

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Tubbs family as you say goodbye - for a while. He is a good man, and he will be watching and waiting for you to join him because of your “eternal relationships that transcend death”. We love you and pray you feel the love and comfort of the Spirit. Wayne and Loralee Miller

Wayne and Loralee Miller

Hollie - I am so very sorry to read of your Dad's passing, but what an incredible life he had. I loved reading of all his accomplishments. I know that one of his best was raising a wonderful, thoughtful, loving daughter who I am so proud to know. All my prayers are with you as you have to say goodbye. Love you friend, Janet

Janet Lassiter Walbert

Sign Kenneth Martin Tubbs Sr's Guestbook

All messages are reviewed prior to being published. Park Lawn reserves the right to determine what is published. There will be a delay prior to your message being displayed.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Park Lawn Funeral Home | 816-523-1234 | [email protected]