William Franklin Hubler, 81, of Ozark passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at his home.

He worked for several years in the Arizona Copper Mines and later retired from Gilbert Pump in Arizona. He enjoyed gardening, western novels and movies, and his pets.

He was born July 22, 1936 in Gore, Okla., to Peter Penrose Hubler Sr. and Ella Josephine Powell Hubler. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Charlotte Ayedelott Hubler; infant son, Micheal; four brothers, Peter Penrose Hubler Jr., Howard Douglas Hubler, George Hubler, and John Hubler; three sisters, Anna Mae Kennie, Ella Josephine Swearengin and Hazel Warren.

Frank is survived by his wife, Bernie Hubler of Ozark; his adult son, Keith Hubler and wife Anna of Mesa, Arizona; and two adult daughters, Pam Larson and husband Steve and Kristi Laureanti both of Mesa; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; her adult children: Dr. Tim Brown (Mary) Reno, Nev., Jayson Peppas (Jenni) Alma, Jeremy Peppas (Gwen) Little Rock, Josh Peppas (Kelli) Alma; Lanie Schubarth (Charles Ray) Ozark, and Penni Burns (Jeremie) Dyer; along with twelve grandchildren who loved their “Papa Frank”; two brothers, Lynn Hubler Sr. and wife Irma of Gore and Parley Hubler, Sr. and wife Nettie of Vian, Okla.; two sisters, Frances Sumpter and husband Harold and Mary Mannon both of Gore; Brother-in-law Lewis Warren of Gore; sisters-in-law, Retha Hubler of Tulsa, Jewel Hubler and Ruth Hubler of Gore; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at Wilson Cemetery near Vian, Okla., on Saturday, July 29 under direction of Shaffer Funeral Home of Ozark.

Memorial contributions in Frank’s honor may be made to the Sebastian County Humane Society.