In Memory

Robert Earl (Pud) Shubert - Class Of 1956

  Mayor Robert “Pud” Shubert, age 80, of Jenkins, passed from this life at Whitesburg, Kentucky early on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Free from pain and discomfort, he is finally well.  He now rejoins much family and many friends in his heavenly home.

    Mr. Shubert was born on April 1, 1938 at Jenkins, Kentucky to the late Walter Clyde and Alma Fairchild Shubert. He was also preceded in death by one brother: Walter Shubert, Jr. and by one sister: Mary Lou Kurtz.  

   He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-eight years, Lana Narramore Shubert;  three daughters: Sherry (G.C.) Kincer of Jenkins, Kentucky, Jill (Layton) Johnson of Carlsbad, New Mexico, and Mitzi (Tony) Whited of Pikeville, Kentucky; five grandchildren: Robert, Lana Paige, Lauren, Johnny and Kristen; one great grandson: Kenyon. He was a proud Marine, skilled electrician and a pioneer of the cable television industry.  He was a great public servant and businessman. There is an amazing host of family and friends that have been greatly influenced by the health battle  that Pud fought for so long. He was a fighter  and fought until the last day the Lord gave him on this earth.

   Among his accomplishments, Robert was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, served as a board member of Jenkins Independent School System, Jenkins City Councilman, former board chairman of K.R.A.D.D., member of the Kentucky League of Cities Executive Board of Directors. He also served the longest tenure of anyone as mayor of  the City of Jenkins. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was a strong and successful advocate to make Jenkins a better place for the young and the old.

    The Lord has blessed our family through this man. Today we celebrate the life and accomplishments of Robert Pud Shubert, who leaves behind a host of loving family, several nieces, nephews, and many friends.


   The family wishes to extend special appreciation to Dr. Van Breeding and to all those who have shown support and offered condolences.

 Serving as Pallbearers Tony Whited, Layton Johnson, Jerry Puckett, Robert Puckett, Michael Morton, Timothy Lewis and Johnny Johnson.

   Serving as Honorary Pallbearers: Richard Lewis, G.C. Kincer, Scotty Church, Jim Stephens and Joe Ray Day.

     Visitation for Mayor Shubert will be held at the Emmanuel Baptist Church on Saturday, October 6, 2018; with family viewing at 5:00 PM and public visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

    Funeral services for Mayor Shubert will be conducted from the church on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM.

    Military honors will be administered by the Pound VFW Post #9600.

    Interment will follow in the Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine, Kentucky.

    Carty/ Polly & Craft Funeral Home of Jenkins, Kentucky is honored to serve the family and to care for the funeral arrangements of Mayor Robert "Pud" Shubert.