In loving memory of Charles "Buck" Hubbert: 1943-2023


Charles Allen "Buck" Hubbert was born on Nov. 27, 1943 and passed peacefully Dec. 6, 2023. Born in Tacoma, Washington to parents John and Margorie Hubbert. He was an Eagle Scout and graduate from Olympia high school, class of 1962.

He has been a resident of Chehalis, Washington for over 60 years. He started working at Tires Inc. in 1962 and purchased the business in 1969 with his business partner Bill McWilliams. He took full ownership in 1985 where the business remained in the Hubbert family until 2019.

Buck believed it was important to give back to the community. He was a previous president of the Economic Development Council and a chairman on the Industrial Commission, as well as served 25 years as a board member at Security State Bank.

Over the course of Buck’s life, he was recognized for his commitment to the community and local philanthropy. He was the first recipient of the EDC Gail and Carolyn Shaw Industry award in 2008 and he received the Outstanding Eagle Scout Award in 2016.

Buck was a world traveler, having visited over 30 countries, and an avid hunter including his greatest hunting achievement being the North American grand slam.

A lifetime of achievements, accolades, and awards but if asked, Buck would say he was most proud of his family. Buck is survived by his wife of 36 years Kaye Hubbert, son Ralph and Rogette Hubbert, Ralph’s mom Sandy Hubbert, stepson Will Prince, granddaughter Amanda and Matt Ellis, grandson Jonathan and Maggi Hubbert, and great-granddaughter Hudson Hubbert, his sister Sue and Larry Watilo and their family. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Marjorie Hubbert.

Please join us in celebrating Buck’s life at the Jester Auto Museum, Dec. 14 at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chehalis Foundation P.O. Box 1608 Chehalis, WA 98532.