Marvin Wells Eubanks

August 20, 1926 - January 26, 2019
Marvin Wells Eubanks

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Marvin Wells Eubanks age 92, a resident of Washington NC died at his home on Saturday, January 26, 2019.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Five Points Free Will Baptist Church officiated by Pastor David Young.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 AM until the service hour at the church. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens.
Marvin was born in Jones County on August 20, 1926 the son of the late Leonard Eubanks and Annie Daugherty Eubanks. He was a member of Five Points Free Will Baptist Church and had a great love for his church family. Marvin served his country in the United States Army in Germany where he met his wife Gisela. They returned to the states and settled in New Bern, NC where he joined the North Carolina National Guard. After a brief stay in New Bern Marvin and Gisela moved to Washington, NC where he served as Shop Chief and Mess Sergeant. Marvin retired in 1986 using his mechanical skills to aid him in his lifetime hobby of repairing boat motors. When he had spare time he enjoyed fishing and if you were lucky you had a chance to enjoy what many called one of the best meals they ever ate as he loved cooking and was known for being one of the best cooks around.
Mr. Marvin is survived by a daughter: Rosie E. Douglas and husband Keith of Washington, NC; two sons Marvin L. Eubanks and wife Denise of Washington, NC; and Ted Eubanks and wife Roberta, six grandchildren: Jonathan Eubanks, Stuart Eubanks, Megan Douglas, Tyler Douglas, Alexandra Eubanks, Sophie Eubanks and eight great-grandchildren: Levi Eubanks, Luke Eubanks, Morgan Eubanks, MacKenzie Douglas, SaraBeth Woolard, Kyra Toppin, Koen Toppin and Eli Douglas. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty years Gisela Villwock Eubanks, four sisters, a brother and great granddaughter: Rylen Eubanks.
In lieu of flowers please contribute to a charity of ones choice or the Pamlico Dialysis Unit c/o 1983 W. 5th Street, Washington, NC 27889.
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Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is serving the Eubanks family.

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Funeral Service

Thursday, January 31, 2019
11:00 AM

Five Points Free Will Baptist Church - Directions
12285 NC Hwy 32 N
Washington, NC 27889

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Five Points Free Will Baptist Church - Directions
12327 NC Hwy 32 N, Washington, NC 27889   T:252-927-4177
  • Thursday, January 31, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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  • January 27, 2019
    Phil Edwards says:
    Sorry to learn of Mr Eubanks passing. Enjoyed our many conversations over the years while taking my boat motors to him for repairs. My condolences to the family.

  • January 27, 2019
    Mary Lou Woolard says:
    Rosie, So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family

  • January 28, 2019
    Lynn Pinkham says:
    Rosie, so sorry for your loss. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • January 28, 2019
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  • January 28, 2019
    Ava Paul says:
    Rosie, Marvin and Ted. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have so many fond memories of eating great food and playing around the neighborhood with Rosie! We played horse everyday! Cherish your memories.

  • January 30, 2019
    Denise Eubanks says:
    What a wonderful father-in-law, granddaddy and great granddaddy! We enjoyed many fun times hanging out in the garage while you grilled some great food, vacationing at the beach and traveling to Germany to visit family. You will be missed!

  • January 30, 2019
    Terri & Sonny Butler says:
    Rosie, your dad was a wonderful person. My family and I became very attached to Marvin and thought of him as part of out family. He was a kind gentle soul and he will be truly missed by all who had the pleasure of meeting him. He will always have a special place in my heart. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • January 30, 2019
    OB Rawls says:
    Dear Rosie and Marvin, Your Dad was a special person and I really enjoyed my time working with him in the National Guard. I know you'll miss him. OB Rawls

  • January 30, 2019
    Eric and Sue Simmons says:
    Marvin Sr willed be missed by many. I always enjoyed talking with him. He seemed to always have a smile and a twinkle in his eye. He will always be a great man to me, someone to respect. He loved his dear wife and was always by her side until the end. RIP Marvin. I know you are home.

  • January 31, 2019
    Steven Fuchs says:
    When I first came to Washington in 1982 to work at the NG Armory, Marvin was one of the first persons i met. He became a good friend and one that always gave me good advice. He was a great cook and gave me my first taste of Rouladens and fish stew with eggs. Thru his efforts and hard work in the mess hall he brought alot of state and national recognition to the National Guard. I was proud to have been his Company Commander during that time. In the past few years I always saw Marvin either at Food Lion or Statestone Grocery on fridays eating fish. He always seemed to me to be happy and enjoying life.
    I will never forget Marvin, his advice to a young lieutenant, and his friendship. My deepest condolences to his family. A special man will surely be missed..............