Samuel "Sam" Eubanks '79 October 17, 2023 2:23 PM updated: October 17, 2023 2:31 PM
Samuel Lindsay Eubanks
April 5, 1956 - August 27, 2023
Samuel Eubanks's life came to an end with his death on Sunday, August 27, 2023 at the age of 67. Born on April 5, 1956 in Houston, Texas, he lived in Johnson City throughout his childhood and graduated from Johnson City High School in 1974.
After paying his own way through college, he earned his Bachelor's degree at Texas A&M University in 1980 and was a proud Aggie for the remainder of his life. After marrying, he and Evie lived briefly in Midland, Texas and worked for Merrill Lynch before moving to Dallas. Sam worked for IBM and Splunk for many years and was also a basketball referee. Sam's pride was in his role as father to his sons, grandfather to his grandkids, and as a loving husband.
He is survived by his wife, Evie, his three sons, Donald, Russell, and Tommy, his six beautiful grandchildren, Evelyn, Parker, Oliver, Kennedy, Elsie, and Ronin. He is also survived by his mother, Geneva, brother Russell, and sister Brenda.
Sam and Evie were married for 43 years and their life together reminds us that the most important thing we can do with our time is spend it with family. He was generous with his time and would spend as much of it as he could with his beloved grandchildren; weekends, holidays, vacations...he would even drive by their homes on his way into the office for a chance to see them before work! He was kind, gentle, adventurous, and hard working. In his free time he loved flying planes, exercise, gardening, and appreciating nature.
Sam had an incredible charisma and wisdom that made everyone want to be around him. We love him immensely and we miss him more than any words could ever express.
Services will be held Friday, September 1, 2023 at Aria Cremation & Funeral Home in Dallas, TX at 4pm. Beach attire is requested.
Sam believed strongly in blood donation and had made 128 donations totaling over 16 gallons! In lieu of flowers, the family asks you donate blood, if possible, with Carter Blood Care in his honor.