James Eubanks



James Edward Eubanks 86 of Shelbyville, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at Timber Creek Village Assisted Living.

He was born on December 5, 1937, in Sugartown, Louisiana, to Roy James Eubanks and Genevieve (Le Blanc) Eubanks. He graduated from De Ridder High School in Louisiana, Class of 1957. James Enlisted in the United States Navy, Serving 20 years from November 26, 1957, to July 15, 1976. James retired as a 1st Class Petty Officer. James severed in many different places in the United States and over the world He severed in the Vietnam War aboard the U.S.S Independence. After retiring from the Navy James started his second career as a Quality Control Manager at Roll Coater in Greenfield, Indiana from August 1976 to December 1999. James was a member of Masonic Lodge as a Free Mason for many years in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Also, James was a member of the American Legion Post #70 in Shelbyville, Indiana.

James married his high school sweetheart Joan Kay Tennell (Eubanks) on August 1, 1959. They were married for 50 years when she preceded him in death on January 26, 2010.

In his free time James enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching Nascar.

James was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was known for being a mentor and friend to everyone he encountered. He was devoted to his family and his favorite times were spent making memories with them.

James is survived by his children, Janet Goodwin (Husband Ronnie) of Shelbyville, Julie Jackson (Husband Norman) of Morristown, Jaynie Thomas (Husband Scott) of Edinburgh, Jamie (James) Eubanks (Wife Jennifer) of Columbus; Grandchildren, Matthew Baker, Ashley-Brooke Goodwin, Sam (Meyers) Moreno Coplon, Benjamin Thomas, Annie Burris, Jared Eubanks, Ryan Goodwin, Jocelyn Eubanks; 4 Great Grandchildren and was expecting two more this year. Also, nieces Andrea Duncan and Robin Bailey Garrett. James’s family that preceded in death include his Wife, Parents, Sister, Wonza Eubanks White and Brothers, Delma Ray Eubanks and Kenneth Eubanks.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at at Murphy-Parks Funeral Services, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN. 46176.

Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2024, at the funeral home with Pastor Jose Rivera officiating. Military rites will be conducted by our local Veteran organizations. A Masonic rites ceremony will also be conducted.

A private graveside services will be in Miller Cemetery.

James’s family would like to express thanks for the compassion, care, and love given by Dr. Eaton, Dr. Cole, Dr. Aulakh, Nurse Chris Vincent, and the staff at Timber Creek Village Assisted Living and Hospice of South-Central Indiana.

Funeral Director’s, Greg Parks, Sheila Parks, Stuart Parks and Darin Schutt are honored to serve James’s family. Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com