Franklin Howard Tubbs

7 September, 19282 November, 2020

Franklin Howard Tubbs, 92, passed away November 2, 2020. A hard working father, grandfather and great grandfather. Preceded in death by two brothers and one sister, a step-daughter and his beloved wife of 44 years, Beverly Wightman Tubbs. He is survived by his daughters Linda Huddleston (Carey) and Theresa Young (Keith);step-daughter Debbie Boudreau (Greg); eight grand children and six great grand children. Franklin lived in Tidewater his entire life. He enjoyed his family, fishing, gardening and his work. He worked as a milkman from very early in life until he joined his brothers Bill and Donald in the wrecker business. He and Beverly moved to Zuni where they spent 20 happy years after retirement. He was a life long member of the Presbyterian and Baptist churches. He spent the last four years of his life at the Talbot on Granby where he enjoyed the company of many friends. The funeral service will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk. He will be privately laid to rest in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Please visit his webpage at to leave a note to the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Bible Broadcasting Network at or PO Box 7300, Charlotte, NC 28241.


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Judith Homsher

November 8, 2020

I met Frank shortly after he moved into the Talbot when I observed water trickling down into my apartment from his which was directly above mine. Of course, I dashed (as quickly as a woman my age can dash) upstairs to knock on his door. He was quite alarmed when I told him of "our" problem and immediately sought to fix it. Apparently, when the movers had hooked up his washer, they neglected to attached the hose to the drain! He was always soft-spoken, well-mannered and congenial and I will truly miss my quiet, friendly neighbor very much.
Judy Homsher

Wilson King

November 6, 2020

My wife Faye and I met Frank when we moved into the Talbot.
He would come over every night before dinner and talk, but I never really got to know him very well until he and I were paired as dinner partners.
I am very thankful for the opportunity to get to know Frank and his daughter.
He was a great man and will be greatly missed.

Lamont Simmons

November 6, 2020

"My condolences"