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Arthur Elbert Ebanks

Birth
West Bay, Cayman Islands
Death 10 Dec 2012 (aged 72)
Burial Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 103783584 · View Source
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Arthur Ebanks passed away suddenly Monday, December 10, 2012. A native of West Bay, Grand Cayman, Arthur was lovingly raised in Grand Cayman by his aunts, Elizabeth (Baba) Jackson and Claudine (Onene) Jackson until 1955 when he immigrated to Tampa with his parents and siblings.

He attended Cayman High School and graduated from Hillsborough High School.

He served in the US Navy and the Naval Reserve. With pride, he felt honored to be given an opportunity to serve his newly adopted country. A seventh generation Caymanian, Arthur was a direct descendant of John Shearer Jackson, a native of Chatham England, who settled in Grand Cayman in 1774. With dual citizenship, he deeply relished his British heritage and his American citizenship fulfilled his dream of living in America and having opportunities to further his education and serve his country as his father had done. An electrician by trade, he retired from the University of South Florida maintenance department after 40 years of service.

In his youth, he was a member of the Presbyterian Church of West Bay, Grand Cayman and attended with his family and grand-parents, where his Christian character and principles were instilled and nourished by his church and family.

In Tampa he was a member of the First United Methodist of Lutz.

His love of the ocean, boats, sailing, fishing and the outdoors gave him much peace and serenity.

A private service is planned with a burial at Bushnell Military Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jennis Jackson Ebanks; infant brother, aunt, Doris Maud Jackson Ebanks; father, Elbert Ebanks; and step-mother, Una Borden Ebanks.

Adaption of obit published in TBO.com on December 29, 2012


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  • Created by: Adrienne
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103783584
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur Elbert Ebanks (1 Mar 1940–10 Dec 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103783584, citing Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Adrienne (contributor 47022212) .