A father’s memories

Destiny Dawn Hubbard
Destiny Dawn Hubbard

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS: Destiny Hubbard’ funeral will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Knox Funeral Home followed by burial at the Bargo Cemetery in Bimble.

Visitation is from 6-9 p.m. today (Monday) at the funeral home chapel.

Michael Hubbard, of Bimble, woke from a sound sleep around 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. The 36-year-old man felt the need to check in on his 15-year-old daughter, Destiny Dawn Hubbard. When he saw his daughter having trouble breathing, he called an ambulance. Shortly thereafter at the Knox County Hospital, his daughter was pronounced dead.

Destiny’s dad recounts his memories of his loving daughter.

Originally, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hubbard believed they were having a boy.

“We always called her Bubba, and it stuck,” said Michael Hubbard. Destiny was a laid-back teenager. She liked being on FaceTime with her friends.”

She was also a picture addict. She loved drawing, as well as taking pictures.

“Pictures, pictures, and more pictures,” said her dad.

She left a lasting impression on her classmates, as well as her teachers. Her dad said even the principal called her a humble person.
“We were beyond close,” he said. “She was my world. She was my life. She was the only thing I lived every day for.”

But Destiny had her days. She could play rough when she wanted to. She would come up to give her dad a hug and about knock him down, unless he could find something to grab onto. Sometimes, he said, she’d have to hold both of them up.

Destiny loved to hang out with her friends, occasionally going out to a movie. She loved her movies, either running to Corbin to see one, watching one on NetFlicks or renting one to watch there at the house.

Destiny lived day to day. She lived in the moment.

“She basically lived from one ice cream cone to the next,” said dad.

Destiny’s favorite line was “Hey Daddy, Hey Daddy.”

Her dad claimed she said that one line more in an hour than she would say everything else in a whole day.

“Boy it got so annoying at times,” said her dad. “Now what I wouldn’t give to hear it again.”