Dr. Roy Stubbs Jr.
Dr. Roy Stubbs Jr. TUPELO - Dr. Roy Stubbs Jr., 70, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi. He was born May 13, 1946, in Lee County to the late Sammie David Stubbs and Clara Stubbs A an early age, he joined Ebernezer Baptist Church (Guntown, Mississippi) where he was involved with the building fund and taught Sunday School Dr. Stubbs was a believer in the importance of education and demonstrated this throughout his life. After graduating from Lowes High School, he attended Lane College where he graduated in 1968 with a degree in Mathematics and became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. He went on to complete a Master in Mathematics Education from Mississippi State University in 1974. He also completed a Master of Computer Science from Memphis State University and eventually his Doctorate of Curriculum and Instruction Educational Computing Oklahoma State University. Dr. Stubbs has an impressive career as an educator. He started his career in 1968 teaching at Carver High School and moved to Tupelo High School from 1970-1976. He was one of the first black teachers to integrate Tupelo High School. From 1976 to 1984, he worked at Lane College as the Director-Assistant to the President for Planning, Management, and Evaluation. After earning his Doctorate, he worked at Fisk University as the Director of Computer Operation and formed his own company, Computech, which specialized in educational and small business computer consulting, training and sales. He was the principal of Okolona High School and finished his career as a math instructor at Holly Spring High School in Holly Springs, Mississippi. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Stubbs; four sons, Roderick Stubbs (Shirley) of Atlanta, Georgia, Kenderick Stubbs (Ria Victoria) of Centerville, Virginia, Jaris Stubbs of Houston, Texas and Brandon McFerren of Nashville, Tennessee; one daughter, Pamela Donald of Kansas; five grandchildren, David Stubbs, Kendria Stubbs, Kerick Stubbs, Kersten Stubbs and Mya Donald; two sisters, Dr. Mary Gonsoulin of Ada, Oklahoma and Abby Scott (David) of Guntown, Mississippi; one brother, Billy Stubbs of Ada, Oklahoma; and his special sister, the Rev. Dorothy Townsend. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Community Baptist Church in Guntown, Mississippi with the Rev. Johnny S. Agnew officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Memorial Garden. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be Friday, February 17, 2017, at Agnew & Sons Funeral Home from 2 until 5 p.m. and family hour from 5 until 6 p.m. Family and friends may sign the guest book at www.agnewandsons.com.
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