Marietta resident Gary Franklin Eubanks, an ardent trustee of the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, as a result of complications of brain cancer. He was 68.
Eubanks was a member of the Kennesaw Museum Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Earlier this year, through the Robert and Hazel Eubanks Foundation, he presented a $40,000 grant to help fund the Southern Museum’s research center.
Eubanks, who originally developed his deep interest in railroad history in high school, has been involved with the Museum for more than five years.
“Gary Eubanks’ warm personality and his enthusiasm and dedication to railroads will be greatly missed,” Southern Museum Executive Director Dr. Richard Banz said. “He was incredibly generous in his support, and our new research center wouldn’t have been possible without him. While we’re sad he won’t be able to see the expansion completed, we know he’ll always be a part of the Museum.”
The Robert and Hazel Eubanks Foundation supports organizations with educational, historical or religious missions. Gary Eubanks created the foundation to honor and continue the work of his late parents, Hazel and Robert Eubanks of Atlanta, who had a long history of supporting such organizations during their lifetimes.
His complete obituary is available through the Marietta Daily Journal.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests those who wish to make donations in Eubanks’ memory to Baptists Today or the Southern Museum. Anyone interested in making donations to the Southern Museum can do so below or make checks payable to the Kennesaw Museum Foundation, 2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw, GA 30144.