Celebrating the Life of
David Frank Stubbs
October 12, 1957 - December 1, 2020
The Virtual Celebration of Life for
Sunday, December 20, 2020
12:30 p.m. Central Time
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David Stubbs, 63, of LaMed Ranch in Gainesville, Texas, passed away on 1 December 2020 in Tampa, Florida, surrounded by his wife and family.
David was born in Rochester, New York to Robert and Margaret Stubbs on 12 October 1957. He graduated from Greece Athena High School in 1975. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from University of New Mexico with Advanced Chemistry from Lehigh University. David worked as a Territory Manager for Chromaflo Technologies. He married the love of his life and soulmate, Linda Summers (“Summer Stubbs”), in August 2014. While he has many professional awards and accomplishments, he may be most proud of winning a dance contest in a small bar in Clearwater, Florida and inadvertently earning the award of “Best Legs” on a cruise ship.
David had a distinguished career and earned the admiration of his colleagues. He never saw people as contacts, customers, or clients, but as an opportunity to create a relationship. He had many lifelong friendships that started as professional relationships. He loved his Dallas Cowboys and until his last days hoped to get called onto the field. David and Summer created a blog, “The Sophisticated Vagabonds” to document their quest to visit all fifty states (and all the places in between) before Summer turned 50 years old. He loved to travel. He never met a stranger and genuinely celebrated every encounter with every person he ever met. It was not unusual for David to get up early while on vacation to enjoy morning coffee and return to Summer to share the details of the person he had just met and even dinner invitations from his new found friends. A beautiful eight year friendship blossomed with a young couple that he and Summer met in a bar by chance in Williamsburg and they have now become part of David’s extended family and meet in the same spot every year to celebrate life. David lived a life dedicated to finding ways, both large and small, to bring happiness to others and shared an abundance of love and kindness that made him a man that inspired others to be the best versions of themselves and live a great story.
David is survived by his wife, Linda Summers Stubbs of Gainesville, Texas. His children; Jessica Stubbs, Rosemary Stubbs (son-in-law Joshua Alden), Katharina Anderson, Kristiannna Anderson, Austin Brooks, Chloe Brooks; his siblings, Sandy and Larry Beach (sister and brother-in-law), Timothy and Jennifer Summers (brother and sister-in-law), Kevin and Heidi Summers (brother and sister-in-law), his mother-in-law Patricia Davis, his granddaughters, Olivia Alden, Guinevere Stubbs Wachhaus, Maeve Stubbs Wachhaus, and his nieces and nephews, Michelle and Adam Winslow, Lillian Summers, Thomas Summers, Josephine Summers, Julianna Summers, and Kevin Summers. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Margaret Stubbs and father-in-law, John Davis.