Class of 1919
“Never too busy to smile.”
Ernest Lee McCubbins
October 11, 1898 – February 5, 1967
Ernest L. McCubbins, 68, of Jackson, MS died Sunday, February 5, 1967 in a Jackson, MS hospital following a short illness. He was born in Perry, Noble County, Oklahoma, the fourth son of Churchill Hilton and Lillie May McCubbins, and uncle of Robert R. McCubbins, Noble County Judge.
He grew up in Perry, Ok and was well known in the area as a baseball player (left handed pitcher) both at Perry High School and the State University at Norman. He also played football at left half back and kicker. Coach, Benny Owen, State University at Norman, trying to develop a drop kicker, worked with Ernest on the dropkicking specialty. He was a southpaw kicker as well as a passer.
On February 17, 1925 he married Dorothy Schuler, of Enid, at St. Joseph Cathedral in Oklahoma City, OK. As an Oil Lease Broker, he worked in Oklahoma, Indiana and eventually settled in Mississippi where he lived for about 25 years.
Ernest was a man of truth, honesty and personal integrity. He believed “A man’s word is his bond, if you go back on your word you will never be trusted and no one will do business with you.”
He was proceeded in death by his parents (his father died when he was a senior in high school), his sisters, Bessie, Mary (who died as an infant); his brothers, Herbert, Clarence, and Zach.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy, three sons; Charles, Hilton, and Martin of Jackson; a daughter, Sylvia Stocker (James) of Nashville, TN and five grandchildren.