William Armstrong McCubbing was born Feb. 13, 1939, in Boâ€™Ness Scotland; he was the first of seven brothers and sisters. He met his first love, Sheena Watson, and they were married and, due to the sponsorship of Eddie and Nancy Clanahan moved to California. Willie was a coal miner, dairy worker, worked for â€œCaterers to the Starsâ€ and in aerospace; he loved to dance, sing, shoot darts and play bingo.
He retired to Roswell in 1995, where he went to work for Pioneer Bank, then Budget Inn and finally part time at Allsupâ€™s. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Joanna McCubbing; his first wife, Sheena; brothers, Walter and George; sisterin- law Janette; and stepson Stephen Skjold. He leaves behind his daughter, Heather, and husband Peter Flores, and grand-dog Shotzy; his son, Andrew McCubbing, and granddaughter Linsy-Ann, and grandson Lane; stepdaughter Stephanie, and granddaughter Jasmine Skjold; his sister, Nan, and husband Murray; brothers Andrew and wife Marion, Robert, Alex and wife Jennifer; plus numerous nieces and nephews; his wife, Helen-Mae, of the family home; and his special friends Nan and Chuck Gardner, Gary and Nancy Brooks and the very special people of Villa Park.
Funeral services will be held at at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at St. Peterâ€™s Church. Immediately after the service a reception will be held at Villa Park Clubhouse, 410 E. 23rd St. Willie liked to be comfortable, so casual dress is requested. The family would like to say thank you to the staff at Kymera and ENMMC. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Good Samaritan.