Ernest Shubird

July 19, 1928August 6, 2019

Dr. Ernest Shubird, age 91, of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, with his loving family at his side. He was born on July 19, 1928, in Lewis Chapel, Tennessee.

Dr. Shubird is survived by his wife, Una G. Shubird; his daughter, Vicki Kincaid (Warren); son Kevin Shubird (Chris); daughter, Delisa English (Mike); son, Patrick Shubird (Monika); 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren and 4 sisters - Dorothy Ashley, Rosa Smith, Mary Clymens, and Wilma Hale.

Dr. Shubird was a veteran of the Korean War and a retiree of the United States Air Force. After a distinguished military career, he served as an administrator with the Alabama State Department of Education until retirement from that position. After his second retirement, he continued to serve as a consultant in the education field.

He held numerous college degrees including a PhD from Auburn University.

In addition to his work in the field of education, he was a published author and a self-taught musician.

Dr. Shubird was also a long-time member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, where he taught adult Sunday School.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church Building Fund.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, August 17, at 10:00 a.m., at Aldersgate United Methodist Church followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Dr. Brian Miller officiating.


  • Visitation Saturday, August 17, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, August 17, 2019


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Bob Grant

August 16, 2019

I am correcting my post. Earnest was married to my dad's sister,Una
sorry for the mistake

Bob Grant

August 16, 2019

Uncle Earnest was married to my dad. They grew up together.
They were bonded by their love of bluegrass music. When they were teenagers they, along with my dad's brother, had a Real hillbilly band, even appearing as warm up acts in local shows.
I will always remember his kind ways and gentle voice. Now he will sing in a new "band".

Pam Black

August 12, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. May our father wrap his arms around you all in this time of sorrow. Sending prayers.

Pam Black