Langdon Chevis Hubbard, Jr. ’30

Langdon Chevis Hubbard, Jr. ’30 of Lenoir, N.C., died September 15, 2005. He attended Davidson and graduated from North Carolina State University. He worked for the North Carolina Department of Highways prior to World War II, then served in the U.S. Navy, achieving the rank of lieutenant commander. As a naval engineer, he directed the installation of radar on battleships, including the USS Missouri. He worked as an electronic engineer for Western Electric until his retirement in 1974. After his retirement, he served with his wife as houseparents at Grandfather Home for Children in Banner Elk where he was also ordained as an elder at Banner Elk Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday school there. He and his wife later became resident managers of Chateaux Cloud Club Condominiums in Blowing Rock, where they worked for 13 years. Following his wife’s death in 1993, Mr. Hubbard fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a writer. Until his death, he self-published three books of poetry, short stories, humor and Bible studies, two of which were written as a resident of Lenoir Park (assisted living). Recently his church, United Presbyterian Church of Lenoir, published a compilation of his poetry, entitled “Songs of a Faithful Heart,” which includes several poems written during the last two years in which he resided at Shaire Center. Mr. Hubbard was known for his deep Christian faith and compassionate nature. At Lenoir Park and Shaire Center he was significantly involved in Bible study and daily devotions and served as president of the residents councils in both facilities. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Margaret Ann Thompson. Survivors include his sister, Leila Hubbard Morrison; two daughters, Betty Chase of Southport, N.C., and Frances Propst, 100 Wellington Ct., Lenoir, N.C. 28645; a son, The Rev. Langdon C. Hubbard III of Buffalo, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, Susan Chase, William B. Chase, Michael Chase, Brian Propst, David Propst, Bethany Hubbard, and Dan Hubbard; and four great-grandchildren, Michael William Chase, Brandon Chase, Kayla Propst, and Logan Chase. He is also survived by a cousin, Margaret Hubbard Townsend of Chevy Chase, Md. and a nephew, Lou Knight of Chesapeake, Va.