Eugene Paul Kubik, 92, longtime Newkirk area resident and cattleman, died early Tuesday morning, Nov. 26, 2019, at the Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at First Presbyterian Church of Newkirk with the Rev. Rick Wertz officiating. Burial will follow in Newkirk Cemetery. Miller-Stahl Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Those serving as casket bearers will be Ross Kubik, Matt Kubik, Jason Kubik, Thomas Wertz, David Taylor and Drew Taylor.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Eugene Kubik’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, Suite 120, 6601 Broadway Ext., Oklahoma City, OK 73116.
The son of Paul Dewey and Mary Jane (Fulton) Kubik, Eugene was born Dec. 2, 1926, in Jefferson, Okla. He grew up and received his education in Jefferson. In the early 1940s the family moved to the Hardy area, and Gene worked for area ranchers.
On April 24, 1946, Gene entered into active service with the United States Army. He served in Korea at the end of World War II. With the occupational specialty of carpenter, he met military qualifications of expert caliber .30 M-1 rifle. As a private first class serving with Company E 20th Infantry, he received his honorable discharge on May 14, 1947. Gene returned to Hardy and ranching after the service. In the 1960s, he and his brother Lynn started a cow/calf operation, forming Kubik Bros.
Gene had a caring heart. He took care of his grandmother when she couldn’t do it herself, and he gave care and attention to two handicapped children in the area. Gene enjoyed working and being outdoors. An even tempered man with high integrity and excellent work ethics, he was well thought of by others.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bill and Lynn; and a sister, Nellie.
Gene is survived by nephews and nieces, including West Kubik, of Tulsa, Mark Kubik and Jeff Kubik, both of Newkirk, Mike Taylor, of Arkansas City, and Linda Wertz, of Sugar Land, Texas; and a number of great-nephews, great-nieces and cousins.