STARKVILLE — Charles “Tuby” Tubertini, 87, formerly of Greenville, passed away at his home in Starkville on Dec. 29, 2019. He was born in Greenville on Nov. 8, 1932, to Bruno and Mary Landi Tubertini Sr.
Tuby graduated from Greenville High School in 1950. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy, where he worked in the boiler room of the USS Dionysus until 1955. He then married his high school sweetheart, JoAn Shelton, and they were married for almost 65 years. Tuby worked as a traveling salesman for Baird & Co. Wholesale Hardware covering the ArkLaMiss territory for over 40 years until his retirement and move to Starkville. Tuby loved to play golf and played almost every day once he retired. He also loved horse racing and was a marathon runner in his 50s. Tuby loved to sing and was known for his voice. He sang in the church choir at St. Joseph Greenville for many years. He was a 56-year member of the Knights of Columbus. Tuby organized an email database of several hundred Greenville High School 1950-1955 alumni and kept everyone connected. He served on the committee to create and fund an endowed scholarship in honor of their favorite English teacher at GHS, Nell Thomas. He loved living in Starkville and Mississippi State sports, attending all football, baseball, and men’s and women’s basketball games until he was no longer able.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Bruno Tubertini Jr.; and his sisters, Rose T. Parkerson and Gloria T. Tucker.
He is survived by his wife, JoAn; daughter, Lainie Anthony (Marc); and granddaughters, Jamie and Emily, all of Starkville; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Thursday, Jan. 2, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Starkville, with the funeral mass to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Starkville, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Greenville, or the Nell Thomas Endowed Scholarship at Delta State University.
Condolences can be left for the family at welchfuneralhomes.com.