Hubert Givens was born the eldest sibling on November 27, 1947, in Broxton, Georgia to Willa Givens.
After graduating from Clyde V. Courter Tech High School, Hubert was drafted into the military in the United States Marine Corps. He served his country in the Vietnam War, based in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as a Proof Technician with a specialty in Small Arms. Hubert was awarded numerous honors and medals for service, including: Purple Heart, Vietnam Service Medal with Silver Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Rifle Marksmanship Badge (M-14), and National Defense Service Medal.
Upon returning home from military service, Hubert attended the University of Cincinnati, studying his lifelong passion of photography. This passion led him to becoming a freelance photographer, guiding him to meet the love of his life, Carrie. Hubert and Carrie were united in holy matrimony on July 2, 1977. The two built a loving home for their family in Cincinnati. Their home featured an award-winning garden where they spent many hours together. During his final days, Hubert found peace and tranquility looking out upon the garden the two grew together.
Hubert continued to serve his country as a Mail Carrier at the United States Postal Service, where he provided more than 30 years of service. He also faithfully served his church, Southern Baptist Church as a Deacon for many years.
Hubert peacefully made his transition on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, surrounded by his wife and many loved ones.
Hubert was a devoted husband, a loving father and a faithful friend. He is survived by: his loving wife, Carrie of 44 years; children, Robyn and Brian (Matt); grandchildren, Brandon and Austyn; brothers, Jackie and Eugene; uncles, Ossie Givens, Jr., David Givens (Flora) and Joe R. Givens (Shirlene); aunts, Betty J. Johnson, Mary M. Schley (Wiley), Oree G. McRae and Margaret Wilkerson (James); as well as a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Willa and sisters, Brenda and Rachel.
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