August 8, 1944 - January 31, 2016
Dr. Kenneth Wayne Eubanks passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016. Dr. Eubanks was born August 8, 1926 in Boonville, Arkansas, graduated Georgia Military Academy and enlisted in the U.S. Army August 29, 1944. Served in the Western Pacific Theater, Luzon Campaign as Private First Class, Automatic Rifleman. Awarded Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct and Combat Infantryman Badges, Honorable Discharge November 28, 1945. Ken was a devoted Husband and Father. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Irene; 2 sons, Thomas Mark and Kenneth Scott; daughter-in-law Lynn; 3 grandsons, Cameron Wayne, Thomas Alexander and Nicholas Monroe; 3 granddaughters, Michelle, Karen and Crystal Irene; a great-grandson Kellen Chase and a great-grand daughter Fiona Grey. Ken earned Bachelors and Master's Degree, Economics, from Baylor College, Waco, Texas, earning his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Montana State University in 1960. In his career he served as Full Professor of Economics and Academic Dean with Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado and Associate Professor with Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Later he joined the United States Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State, first as a contractor starting January 1967 in Monrovia, Liberia, then as a full time employee of USAID. Dr. Eubanks then served in Pakistan, Ethiopia, Philippines and Kenya retiring a top ranked Foreign Service Officer (USAID) in 1980. At that time Ken and Irene bought citrus properties outside Edinburg, TX and began to cultivate citrus. He loved history books, Baylor football, Yogi Bear, Alvin and the Chipmunks, westerns, ice cream, chocolate cake, corn bread. Especially he loved to travel, see and experience new places with his family. Ken was and always will be a Son of the American Revolution. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission. Friday February 5th, 2016. May he Rest in Peace.
Dr. Kenneth Wayne Eubanks passed away Sunday, January 31, 2016. Dr. Eubanks was born August 8, 1926 in Boonville, Arkansas, graduated Georgia Military Academy and enlisted in the U.S. Army August 29, 1944. Served in the Western Pacific Theater,... View Obituary & Service Information
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