James Eubanks, 85
James Blair Eubanks left his earthly body on Wednesday, December 7, and finally met Jesus, his Lord and Savior face to face. He was 85. Jim is survived by Emily Brooks Eubanks, his wife of 60 years, his daughter Karen and her husband Joel Gray, and his son Mark Eubanks, his sister Stella Eubanks, her daughter Christine and granddaughter Kristin. Jim will be very fondly remembered by his seven grandchildren: Daniel, Joshua, Jessica and Katie
Gray, and Kira, Andrew, and Joseph Eubanks.
Jim was born on February 20, 1937, in South Bend, Indiana. He grew up in Norfolk, Virginia along with his sister Stella Eubanks. His father, Blair Eubanks, was a Norfolk sports announcer on radio and on television, and his mother, Nita Carter Eubanks, taught school for many years. Jim loved to play basketball and first played at Broadcreek Jr. High then at Norview High School and later at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.
After college Jim attended Gordon Seminary where he earned his Master of Divinity degree in preparation for ministry. Jim was a youth leader while in college and seminary and then Jim pastored Brookville Baptist Church in Holbrook, MA for 31 years from 1972 to 2003. Jim loved being a pastor and was very devoted to his congregation. He spent countless hours reaching out to people in the community, playing horse and chess with young people and taking groups of people to Boston Celtics games. Jim was active in nursing home ministries for many years, first in Holbrook and later in Wareham, MA after his retirement. After moving to Wareham, Jim was a very active and devoted congregant at Church In the Pines. Those who knew him found Jim to be loving, kind, enthusiastic and very encouraging.
The family will hold a Celebration of Life service for Jim at Brookville Bible Church on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in memory of Jim to:
1. Brookville Bible Church 871 S. Franklin Street, Holbrook, MA 02343
2. Church In the Pines P.O. Box 207 West Wareham, MA 02576