Charles Richard “Dick” Eubanks, a man of infinite wisdom and unending love and devotion) was born in Springfield, Ohio, on July 23, 1938, the second of three boys, to Lamar S. Eubanks and Gladys Leah Gram Eubanks. He passed away unexpectedly at home in Murray, Utah, on November 22, 2019.
Dick grew up in Springfield and met his future wife, Carol Ann Hodge, when Carol and her family moved into Dick’s neighborhood and they attended Springfield High School together. Dick graduated high school and left to earn a degree in aerospace engineering from Ohio State. After graduation, and as soon as he secured his career with Hercules in 1961, and made arrangements for a new home in Cumberland, Maryland, he asked Carol, “the only woman [he] ever cared about” to be his wife. They were married on June 23,1962, in Springfield and set up housekeeping in Maryland, where they started their family. Dick and Carol were soon transferred to Utah, then New Jersey, then to Florida, then back to Utah, where by this time, their now-family of six was settled. Dick never missed an opportunity to make roadside stops at anyplace even remotely interesting on all the cross-country treks.
Dick retired from Hercules in 1994, after 33 years of service. He spent his retired years doing the things he loved most. First and foremost, Dick loved his family, his church family and his friends beyond measure and spent his time nurturing those relationships. He enjoyed many years of fishing, playing golf, and taking bridge lesson, weekly, with his buddies. He and Carol traveled all over and had oodles of wonderful memories of their adventures.
Dick was a fierce father and family man. He will be sorely missed by those he leaves behind: Carol, his daughters Leah and Tina, and his sons, Todd and Kent, and of course his sole grandchild, son of Leah, whom he and Carol helped raise, Charles Patrick Ripley “C.P.” Eubanks. Other family members left behind include his sister, Pam Eubanks, his sister-in-law, Judy Eubanks, his nephews Rick, Brian, Justin and niece, Lauren, and many cousins, with whom he grew up.
Gone before him and waiting to greet him when he passed over were his father and mother, his stepmother, Betty, his beloved brothers, Tommy and Dave, his in-laws, Clarence and Mildred Hodge, and a slew of ancestors.
Services for Dick include a viewing at Holbrook Mortuary on Friday, November 29, 2019, from 10-11 AM followed by a graveside service for family and friends at Elysian Gardens. A Celebration of Life will be held at Dick’s beloved church, Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 East 3300 South, on Saturday, December 7, at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to a charity of your choice in his memory.
Dick loved well, lived well, and was well-loved by all.
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