Mike Hubner was born on March 31, 1953 in Lake Charles, Louisiana to the late Mina Hubner and Ron Hubner. He passed away quietly at home on September 30, 2020 after battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or-ALS for several years. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, sons; Zach (Amanda), Kent (Ashley), Cole (Victoria), Chase (Hannah) and grandchildren; Anna-Claire, Zayne, Kylee, and Austin, sisters; Ronwyn Hubner (Adam Trevino), and Pam Neese (Wes); close cousins Wayne Babin (Darlene) and Barry Adriance; nephew David Stoner, niece Amanda Stoldt. Mike was preceded in death by one brother, David. He attended the Cross Trails Cowboy Church in Fairlie, Texas.
Mike attended North Mesquite High School where he excelled in sports. He went on to graduate with his Bachelors degree from Arkansas State University, playing college football and where his team won the Southland Conference Championship title in 1975. He spent some time teaching and coaching before becoming a Dallas Police Officer. Mike served on the department for over 30 years, earning many accolades; Medal of Valor, Friends of the DPA December “Cops Cop”, Northwest Operations Officer of the Year 2nd watch, and was recognized by the FBI and SWACHA as Officer of the Year for apprehending bank robbery suspects. Additionally, Mike received the Police Shield for recognition of unselfish devotion and sustaining serious injury.
Earlier in life and true to cowboy form, he even tried his hand at bull riding. After moving out further to northeast Texas and retiring, Mike and his wife Jennifer lived his cowboy dream of having horses and cultivating his love of team roping. If he wasn’t spending time on horseback, he was playing golf and making even more new, lasting friendships.
Mike treasured most his boys and grandchildren. He is terribly proud of the good men, husbands and fathers they have become.
He will be deeply missed and respectfully remembered by his family, neighbors, friends and teammates, and especially his brothers in blue.
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