Bicycle Jack is gone, but he will never be forgotten

Published: Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 04:38 PM.

"He was soft spoken and humble, and I never heard him say a harsh word," said Hubble.

Jack's wife died in 2000, and his son in 2007. Hubble said she noticed that lately, her brother was talking more about missing his wife and wanting to be with her.

Although Jack is with his wife now, he will not be forgotten by the community he helped and gave to.

"Among gift offerings left in the yard, we have found a child's sandpail with flowers in it that I know must have been left by a child who he probably helped get a first bike," said Hubble. "And, a set of training wheels with a bow around them. I heard he gave the little girl the set of training wheels and she returned them to him now with a bow."

During trips down to see her brother, Hubble would sit outside in his swing with him.

"Cars would pass and blow their horns and people would wave and we would wave back, but I had no idea the impact he had on the community until now," said Hubble. "Everywhere you go, everyone knows him."

Hubble said she wants to thank everyone for the food, flowers, and words of kindness. Her brother, according to his wishes, will be cremated and there will be no services, also according to his wishes.

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