Gary L. Eubanks

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Coffeyville -

Gary L. Eubanks, 66, of Coffeyville, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

He was born October 20, 1943, at Coffeyville to Henry L. “Smokey” and Kathryn LaHoma (Largent) Eubanks.  He grew up and attended school in Coffeyville, graduating from Field Kindley High School and Coffeyville Community College.  In the late 1950’s and early 1960’s Gary worked at the Skating Rink.

In June 1964 he joined the U.S. Air Force serving until receiving his honorable discharge in June 1968.

Gary was employed for many years with the State of Kansas in the Unemployment Office in Coffeyville.

He was a member of V.F.W. Post #1022, American Legion Post #20 and the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include one son, Sean Eubanks of Tulsa, OK; and two brothers, Lanny Eubanks of Coffeyville, and Nathan “Skip” Eubanks of Van Buren, AR.

A Memorial Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 18, 2010 at the Veterans Patio in Fairview Cemetery with Dr. Wayne Norton of the First Baptist Church in Coffeyville officiating.

Friends may sign the register book on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville.  Cremation has taken place.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Steve Meek June 25, 2010 at 8:24 am

I logged on the funeral home website as I do from time to time and was very shocked at the news. I remember Gary and Skip primering an old Ford in Edna Kansas using the old hand pump fly sprayers. They bought every sprayer that the hardware store had. My prayers are with the family, and I know that he brightened up heaven.

Barbara Pfister June 21, 2010 at 10:37 am

I didn’t know about Gary’s death until last Saturday, I was so sorry to hear the news. He was always so friendly and kind, he will definitely be missed. Just know that we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.

Susan Misch Hoop June 20, 2010 at 7:49 am

Gary was a most kind and thoughtful person, even as a teenager. While working at the skating rink, he would take time to talk to everyone. Always having a kind word to say. I so appreciated him skating with me and leaving me with the most wonderful memories. If there is a skating rink in heaven, Gary will have his whistle and be “head master”. Many blessings go out to his family.


Susan Mischelle Misch Hoop

Marilyn Tate June 18, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Lanny, I am so sorry to hear about Gary. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Gary will be missed by the Coffeyville community.

Alexis Lamb June 18, 2010 at 10:46 am

I worked with Mr.Eubanks at the hospital when he was an auxillary volunteer. Every morning after finishing my night shift, I would see him bright and early setting out the wheel chairs. He always seemed to be the first volunteer here. No matter what I looked like after a long night of work, he would always tell me I looked nice. He was such a sweet man. I will always remember him and the joy he brought to my heart right when I needed it the most. His family is in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Gary.

Donna Blair June 18, 2010 at 8:21 am

When my brother Larry called yesterday and told me about Gary’s passing I was so saddened. I also recall the fun times our families enjoyed. I can still recall the smiling faces of Smoky and Lahoma, they were such sweet people. That sweetness was in Gary too, he was such a sweet guy that genuinely cared for others and he will be missed by alot of people, family and friends alike.
With prayers of comfort for your family,
The Don and Jean Johnston family

Kay L. Hyatt June 18, 2010 at 7:15 am

Please know that you are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. Gary was known, literally, by everyone in Coffeyville & a true joy to visit with. Rest in peace, Gary.

Karol Keith Mayer June 18, 2010 at 5:16 am

I am so saddened to learn of Gary’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with him at the reunion get togethers of CHS, and will miss those times. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time, and Bart and I will always remember the laughs and happiness shared. Our deepest sympathies.

Janet Isham June 18, 2010 at 4:15 am

Gary was a great guy. There was not a person he didn’t know in Coffeyville, and he was always there to lend a ear or a helping hand. I would leave Coffeyville early in the mornings after visiting with my Mother, and stop at the Convenient store around 5:00 a.m. Gary and his brother were always there drinking coffee. He was always a delight to talk to. I also would see him at the hospital doing volunteer work. He was one of a kind. He always mentioned you, Sean. He was proud of his only son. May God bless you all at this time of your sorrow.

Read Holland June 17, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Geary will be missed by many…..can remember him from many years past….know he is in a better place….may GOD bless him and take him in …….remember the life he lived and the people he touched….

Connie Hagood Lehan June 17, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Gary will always be in our heart and in our memories. He was such a kind and giving person, to his family, I will give to you my prayers and my heartfelt sympathy, truly from my heart. My prayers are with you now.

Larry Johnston June 16, 2010 at 5:06 pm

I am saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. Our families were very close when we were growing up. We had many great times. My family’s thoughts and prayers go out to Gary’s family.

Joan Elsheimer Darby June 16, 2010 at 2:54 pm


Sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Our condolences go to you and your families. Know that our thoughts and prayers go with you.

Dale & Joan Darby

Ron (Sonny) & Kay White June 16, 2010 at 11:02 am

Sorry to hear of Garys passing. May it comfort you to know that the thoughts and prayers of others are with you.
Sean, It’s hard to say goodbye to the ones we love. But remember them at their happiest and let those memories comfort you and keep their spirit alive.
You all have our Deepest Sympathy.
Sonny & Kay White

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