December 1, 1954 – December 15, 2020
Tubbs, John Raymond, 1954 - 2020. John (“Ray”) was born in Pomeroy, Ohio on December 1, 1954 to the late John and Marjorie (Smith) Tubbs. John passed away at home with his family on December 15, 2020. John was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. In his free time he enjoyed shopping, birdwatching, watching the Cincinnati Bengals, and spending time with his family and his pets. Prior to retirement, John spent 38 years working in technology at Nationwide Insurance. He absolutely loved working and enjoyed sharing candy and stories with his fellow coworkers. John is preceded in death by his loving wife, Janice, whom he married on June 30, 1984, and his parents John and Majorie. Survivors include his children, Sarah (James) Dodaro, Missy (Anders Storhaug) Tubbs, and Ben (Kelly) Tubbs; sister, Vicki (Mike) McAllister; brother, Mark (Joyce) Tubbs; Susie (BIll) Wilcox; sister, Mildred Tubbs; sister, Penny Tubbs; granddaughter, Rebecca Dodaro; and many much-loved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. John loved sharing food with those he loved and cared for. He never wanted anyone to be hungry. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. A celebration of life for John will be planned in the Spring.
Memorial Service at a later date
January 13, 2021
Sarah, Missy & Ben, I am so sorry for your loss. Both your parents were wonderful people who were so special! When I look at each of you I can see a little of mom and dad in each of you. Always caring, always there for others and doing your best! Your parents were very proud of you! May God Bless Your Families and You!
January 12, 2021
John and I worked together at Nationwide Insurance together at the beginning of our careers. We also played softball together with his brother Mark. It has been a very long time since I had seen him. So sorry to hear of your loss.
January 1, 2021
I met John and Janice over dinner when Ben and Kelly were engaged ---I knew then my daughter was in good hands.
Subsequently, I had the pleasure of sharing holidays and special occasions with the Tubbs family. I never saw John without a smile on his face. It was so obvious how much he loved and took pleasure in his children and how much they loved him.
John was a generous and proud man. He and Janice raised 3 kind, generous, talented and accomplished children and they are his amazing legacy.
Cara Faye Smith
December 18, 2020
Dear Tubbs family,
Sorry to hear of the passing of John. My deepest sympathies. Wishing you peace and comfort during this time.
December 18, 2020
I only met Mr. Tubbs once, and unfortunately it was at Mrs. Tubbs’ funeral. But I felt like he was a friend from all the stories Sarah told me over the years. He and I shared the same birthday, and Sarah occasionally commented that we were similar. As I heard more stories, I realized what an extraordinary compliment she gave me (and how impossible it would be to live up to.) Because of Sarah, I know he raised incredible children, showered his family with love (and gifts from Amazon), was kind and funny, and had a very generous heart. Those of you that knew him well – especially his family – know so much more than I do. I pray for your memories – that you will long remember Mr. Tubbs and the impressions he left on you.
December 16, 2020
John and I were good friends in our early days at Nationwide as programmers. He was so kind and friendly and had a great sense of humor. He owned a boat for awhile and a group of us went camping at Deer Creek Park. It was so hot and we ran out of water. So we put crystal lite in our melted ice in the cooler. It was so gross but was the best thing we ever tasted. That was a really fun weekend and John made it possible. He was so generous and good humored, except when a park ranger (same weekend) started giving us a hard time, John came out of the tent ready to duke it out with the guy. We all got settled down and had a great time.
He put up with a lot, with his illness and his wife's passing, but he was always good natured and upbeat. I will remember him fondly. Blessings to his family and loved ones.