CWO-4 Retired Howard Eubanks, Jr., 87, of Columbus, GA, passed away October 23, 2013 at his residence. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Those so desiring may sign a memorial book at Vance-Brooks Funeral Home 4048 Macon Rd, Columbus, GA. Howard Eubanks, Jr. was born July 22, 1926 in Champaign, OH son of the late Edward and Maggie Eubanks. Howard was a distinguished war veteran serving in the Navy during WWII then later reenlisting in the Army during the Korean Conflict and serving two tours to Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. Howard was a member of DAV chapter 7, VFW Post 665, and retired MOA. Howard attended St. Matthews Lutheran Church where he was a lifetime member. Howard Eubanks is preceded in death by his parents Edward Eubanks and Maggie Monroe Eubanks. He is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years Mrs. Eleanor Armgart Eubanks, of Columbus, GA; their children, Mary Lawson and husband Dennis, of Columbus, GA, Madonna Eubanks, of Columbus, GA, Patricia Clark, of Pittsview, AL, Howard August Eubanks and wife Terry, of Seale, AL; grandchildren, Devin Lawson, David Lawson, Daniel Lawson, Heather Woolsey, Jennifer Provenzano; great-grandchildren, Gabriel Lawson, Hayden Woolsey and Leo Provenzano. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 4026 Macon Road, Columbus, GA, 31907. Howard Eubanks will forever be remembered as an honorable man, a devoted husband to Eleanor, and a loving father to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren; he leaves them with many memories that will last a lifetime.