James Arnold Eubank, 74, Kernersville, N.C., went to be his Lord and Savior, Jan. 27, 2014, after fighting a bone marrow disorder for four years.
He never gave up, but always had a smile and a little humor for the doctors and nurses that cared for him. His loving wife, Betty, passed away a year prior to his death.
He was the son of Arnold and Catherine (Grossnickle) Eubank, born May 12, 1939 in Wabash County. His grandparents were Josiah William Eubank and Laura (Stellar) Eubank and H.B. Grossnickle and Jettie Grossnickle.
Survivors include his three sons, Jeff (Emily) Eubank, Virginia, Joel (Christy) Eubank, Ramseur, N.C., and Michael Eubank, Minnesota and one daughter, Lori (Jeff) Bowman, North Carolina. One son, Ronald, and one grandson, Jason, preceded him in death.
He has two sisters, Mrs. James (Bonnie) Merritt and Mrs. Ernest (Ethel) McQueary, Warsaw. He has several nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Eubank graduated from Central High School at North Manchester in 1957. He worked for Wings Greenhouse his senior year. After graduation, he joined the Army, serving as an M.P. After completing his service, he married Betty White at Newport News, Va. They celebrated over 50 years of marriage until she joined her Savior.
He worked in the shipyard in Virginia and later moved to Greensboro, N.C. to work in a dairy and later the Post Office, where he retired. He obtained a bachelor’s degree and became ordained in North Carolina. He taught Awanas in the Baptist church. He had the privileged of uniting his granddaughter and her husband in marriage.
He loved all sports, especially basketball. He will be greatly missed by all.