Billy A. Nubby
Sequoyah ~ Class of 1959
PLANTATION, Fla. -- Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Billy Austin Nubby , 59, of Plantation, Fla., formerly of Fort Bragg, N.C., died April 22, 2000.
Mr. Nubby received the Bronze Star.
A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake, N.C., by Pastor Tom Brack. Arrangements are being handled by Star of David Funeral Home of North Lauderdale.
Mr. Nubby is survived by his wife, Michelle Nubby of Plantation; a daughter, Jodi Williams of Spring Lake; a son, William Nubby of Cameron, N.C.; a brother, Jerry Nubby of Marlowe, Okla.; and four grandchildren.
President cites Nubby for "Selfless devotion"
The late Billy Austin Nubby, a former Marlow, Oklahoma resident, was recently honored posthumously by President Bill Clinton, for his "selfless devotion" to his country while serving in the armed forces of the United States.
Nubby passed away at age 59 on April 22, 2000 at his home in Plantation, Florida after an extended illness. His widow, Michelle, received the presidential citation last summer (1999).
Billy Nubby attended Marlow schools through sixth grade, then transferred to the Sequoyah Indian School (Seq. Cls '59) at Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
He was offered athletic scholarships to attend Louisiana State University and UCLA at the time of his high school graduation.
However, the talented young man, who had been captain of the school's football, basketball and track teams, and who had served as president of his senior class, did not accept them, but rather chose to pursue a lifelong ambition to serve his country.
Nubby retired from the U.S. Army in the mid-1990's after a 20-year career as a paratrooper with the Special Forces and a decorated Green Beret in VietNam. He had also served as a communications specialist during Desert Storm.
Prior to his death, Nubby had been an active member of the Special Forces Association, Post #92 of the American Legion in Hollywood, Florida and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife, Michelle, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Jodi and Anthony Williams; a son, William Nubby; four grandchildren and a brother, Jerry Nubby.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Minerva T. Nubby; two sisters, Madelynn Peabashy and Elaine Begay-Murry; and two brothers, David Allen Nubby and Nathan Douglass Nubby.