Hubert "Herb" McNabb died on Friday evening, February 22, 2013 at his residence.
He was a lifelong resident of East Ridge and Lookout Valley Communities, sharing his time between the two. He was an avid bass fisherman; active in Lookout Valley Neighborhood Association.
He proudly served our country in World War II as a seaman first class in the United States Navy and was stationed in the Philippines right after "The Battle of Leyte Gulf". After returning home from the South Pacific, he earned a degree in watchmaking and jewelry repair and gemology, and later went into the printing business having owned McNabb Business Forms.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Silas W. McNabb and Mary White McNabb; brothers, Joe, Charles "Charlie", Clifford "Tip", Paul Richard, Frater and two infant brothers, who passed at birth; sisters, Leona Wilcox McNabb, Birdie Mae McNabb Wilcox and Edna McNabb McGee.
Survivors include his son, Michael McNabb and his wife, Sandy; daughter, Gayla Michelle Payne; granddaughter, Stephanie McNabb Galloway, great-grandchildren, William, Abigail, and Anthony McNabb. He is also survived by a large extended family of several generations of nieces, nephews and very special great-great nephew, born Dec. 12, 2012, Charles Grayson Fine whom he loved very much.
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the chapel. Burial will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation will be held on Monday and Tuesday at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m.
Arrangements are being entrusted to Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., 423 265-4414.