|Birth: ||Oct. 3, 1916, USA|
|Death: ||Mar. 14, 2011|
son of George Newt Eubank
& Dicie E. (Jones) Eubank
md Aug 2, 1939 Santa Fe, New Mexico
Melva "Pearl" Childress
A Graveside Service for George "Ralph" Eubank of Mountain Home, Arkansas, will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, March 17, 2011 at the Fairview Cemetery, Mountain Home with Brother Ray Crawford and Brother John Flowers officiating. Military honors will be provided by North Central Veterans Council, Alley-White American Legion Post #52 honor guard. Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the funeral home.
Ninety four year old Ralph Eubank went to be present with the Lord on March 14th, 2011. He was born in a log cabin, as was his father, on the family farm at Buford Arkansas on October 4th, 1916. He was born to George Newt Eubank and Dicie E. (Jones) Eubank. He has a brother Joseph Gordon Eubank (Barbara) and one sister, Mary Eubank who died in infancy. All are now deceased.
Ralph's father was a carpenter and worked in several different cities ending up in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he established the Eubank Lumber & Supply Co. and the Eubank Construction Company. Ralph and his brother, Joe worked with their dad in the family business. He married Melva Pearl (Childers) on August 2nd, 1939. They had two children while in Santa Fe, Bill Ralph Eubank and Dicie Melba Eubank McGuire. Another son, Joseph Martin Eubank was born after the return to Buford. During WWII, Ralph helped build Los Alamos then worked for a while at Douglas Aircraft Co. in Santa Monica, California. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served with the First Calvary Division in the Philippines and was among the first troops to go into Japan after the A bombs were dropped.
After the war Ralph returned to Santa Fe and worked in the family business until 1949 when his Dad retired and both families returned to the family farm at Buford in Baxter County. He and his wife Melva Pearl Eubank operated The Buford Trading Post. In the late 1950's Ralph was sworn in as a Deputy County Surveyor in Baxter County. Several years later he accepted a position with the Corps of Engineers and retired as a power house operator. He had a passion for flying and motorcycles. He had his pilot's license before his driver's license and rode motorcycles up into his 80's.
Ralph loved the Lord and served at different times as a Sunday School teacher and Lay Speaker at the Buford Church of Christ.
He is survived by his son, Bill Ralph Eubank, (Carol); daughter, Dicie Melba Eubank McGuire (Jerry); son, Joseph Martin Eubank (Jenny); 8 grandchildren, William Powell (Robin), Douglas McGuire (Anna), Kimberly Bradley (Bob), Rhonda Lockard (Price), Christopher Eubank (Wendy), David Eubank (Tami), Anissa Eubank, and Kelley Eubank (Jeff Stone); 18 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Shania, Gabrielle, Derik, Isabella, Alexandria, Nicholas, Sarah, Patrick, Abigail, Brigid, Aidan, Claire, Joshua, Ezekiel, Jessica, Breanna and Samuel; 2 nieces, Darby Brackenhoff (Don) and Shari Eubank and his many, many friends.
Memorials may be made to the Buford Fire Department or Church of Christ Children's Homes.
Arrangements are by Kirby & Family Funeral and Cremation Services.
George N. "Newt" Eubank (1892 - 1967)
Dicie E. Jones Eubank (1889 - 1987)
Melva "Pearl" Childress Eubank (1921 - 1997)
Created by: Vera Reeves
Record added: Mar 14, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66902247