In memory of
Dr. John Rowley Hubbard
Dr. John Rowley Hubbard GAFFNEY, SC -- Dr. John Rowley Hubbard passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 in Mary Black Hospital-Gaffney. Born in Gaffney, SC on September 2, 1934, he was the son of Corbett Cecil Hubbard and Nannie Rowley Hubbard. A 1952 graduate of Gaffney High School, Dr. Hubbard graduated from Furman University in 1956 and received a D.D.S. degree in 1960 from the Medical College of Virginia. Following graduation, Dr. Hubbard served two years active duty in the US Navy, stationed with the Dental Detachment, Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island. After release from active duty in 1962, he joined the US Naval Reserves and returned to Gaffney to open a private dental practice. He was a member of the Spartanburg County Dental Society, was active in the South Carolina Dental Association and served six years on the State Board of Dentistry, one year as President. He was selected for membership in the International College of Dentists in 1993. He retired from practice in 2004, having provided outstanding dental care for 42 years. Dr. Hubbard had a significant career in the US Naval Reserves. He first served as Dental Officer at the Naval Reserve Center in Spartanburg and then at the Navy and Marine Corp Reserve Center in Greenville. Later assignments included the REDCOM SEVEN, Charleston, SC and as Commanding Officer of Naval Regional Dental Center, Charleston. He also served in Wilmington, NC and in Greensboro, NC with the SeaBees. In November 1987 he was selected as Admiral and was assigned duty in New Orleans. Selected for his second star in 1991, he became Deputy Assistant Chief for Dentistry, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in Washington. During his years of service in the Navy, Dr. Hubbard received a number of medals, including the Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Bar, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with two hourglass devices, expert rifle and pistol medals, the Commandant's Award for Service as a Naval Academy Blue and Gold Officer, and the Legion of Merit-Gold Star. Continued next column
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