Herbert Allen Brubaker, born August 2, 1954, to Virginia and Percy Brubaker and raised by Lena and Marshall Hartman in Belton, Texas, passed away Friday, August 2, 2013, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was 59.
Herb graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX and received his Master’s in Public Administration from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, TX.
Herb lived in Texas and Little Rock, AR before moving to Jonesboro in 1999. A strong supporter of education, Herb worked over 35 years in student financial aid and with student loan programs. For 30 years, he served as association leadership officer for TASFAA, AASFAA, SWASFAA and NASFAA. He also received numerous awards in recognition of his outstanding leadership in the field of student loans and financial aid. Before he passed, he served as the Campus Director of ITT Technical Institute in Little Rock, AR.
Herb was a devoted member of First United Methodist Church of Jonesboro where he taught Bible and Discipleship classes. He organized and coordinated an annual fundraiser for Wayland Springs Church Camp.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie Farley Brubaker of the home;
4 children: Jacquelyn Brubaker of New Orleans, Aaron (Sona) Luster of Burke, Virginia, Lauren (Matt) Barger of Dallas, Texas and Zach Luster of Jonesboro;
3 sisters: Jeannette (Fritz) Maschmann of Des Plaines, Illinois, and Lenora Donnelly and Janice Hunter both of Belton, Texas; and
2 grandchildren: Oskar and Max Luster.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Monday afternoon at 5:00 in Wesley Hall of First United Methodist Church with Rev. John Miles officiating. Burial will be private.
Visitation will follow the service in Wesley Hall.
For lasting memorials, the family asks that consideration be given to First United Methodist Church music program, 801 S. Main St., Jonesboro, AR 72401.