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Hubert D. "Hubie" Ferrell

August 17, 1947 — May 3, 2021

Hubert D. "Hubie" Ferrell, 73, of Owensboro, passed away May 3, 2021, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born August 17, 1947 in Daviess County to the late Hubert and Wilma Vanover Ferrell. Hubert was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served in Okinawa. During his service, he earned many awards including the good conduct award, the National Defense Service Medal, and a rifle marksman badge. Hubert was a devoted member of RiverTree Church and was passionately involved in the Owensboro Special Olympics, Dream Riders, and Toys for Tots. He worked at Zenith in Evansville, and then General Electric for 25 years before his retirement. After retiring, he served as the facility superintendent at Kentucky Wesleyan College and was a courtesy driver for Don Moore Automotive. Hubert was an avid fan of NASCAR and the Dallas Cowboys. He will be remembered for his happy demeanor, always smiling, and for loving everyone.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, David Ferrell.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Gladys Ballard Ferrell, and their son, James Drew Ferrell; his sister, Cynthia M. Ferrell; his nieces, Marlo Michelle Arnold-Ferrell, C.J. Arnold, and Isabelle "Belle-Belle" Arnold; his nephew, James "Bub" Arnold; and his "second wife," Brenda Payne.

Public visitation will be from 3pm until 7pm Friday, and from 11am until 1:30pm Saturday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. A service with limited attendance will be held. Burial will be in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. All who attend the visitation or service shall enter the doors near the flagpole on the Breckinridge Street side of the building.

Visitors shall be within current health and safety directives and wear personal protective masks.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Special Olympics of Daviess County, c/o Kim Johnson, 352 Hill Avenue, Owensboro, KY 42301; or Toys for Tots, 4100 Kipling Drive, Owensboro, KY 42303; or to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301.

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