Hubert was born in Cabool, Missouri, the first son of Hubert L. and Caroline (Gutch) Stogsdill. He attended Cabool Schools and graduated in the Class of 1948. He resided there until entering the United States Navy where he became a control tower operator. Upon his discharge he came to Flint, Michigan, where he was employed for 35 years by Chevrolet Manufacturing Motor Division, as a general foreman in the rods department. After retiring in 1984, he worked another 15 years as a consultant for Cast Metal Industries.
He married Gaylia E. Kenslow of Lanton, Missour,i on July 3, 1950 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Flint, Michigan.
Hubert was an active giver to the community. He was active in outreach through the Chevrolet Men’s Club, the Knights of Columbus and the Big Brothers organization. In addition he spent many Christmas Eves traveling the roads of Genesee County, spreading holiday cheer as Santa Claus.
He had many interests and hobbies throughout his life including hunting, lapidary, auctions and antiques (even becoming an auctioneer at one point), gardening, reading and sports.
Hubert could travel nowhere in the world without meeting someone that he knew and everyone was his friend, but his greatest joy was his family.
He is survived by his wife, Gaylia; a daughter, Kirstie (Roy) Richard of Burton, Michigan; two granddaughters, Amy (Nate) Cottrill and Becky Sanders; three great-granddaughters, Caitlin and Alayna Cottrill and Kendall Sanders. All are of Davison, Michigan. He is also survived by two brothers, Dean (Virginia) Stogsdill and Leon (Jacqueline) Stogsdill; three sisters, Shirley (Dean ) Larson, Rosanna Ream and Fonda Jean Carroll; and one sister-in-law, Mary Lou Stogsdill, all of Missouri, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Darwin Stogsdill.