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I am so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. I appreciate that Sandy called and left a message for me letting me know. I had also tried to find information regarding his death I didn’t find any information until this post. Tony, Denitra and Sandy I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of you kids while growing up and your family. Love to all of you.
Some of my favorite soccer memories are from the time when I played on the Duck ‘N Diner team with Coach. He was no nonsense at practice and he knew what it would take to win, we all loved his energy and enthusiasm and fed off of it, even if sometimes that meant we had to run to “the bush” as punishment. We had seriously intense warm up drills that we would do at each of our games and they always intimidated the other team. Looking back, this was such a great tactic by coach and it always pumped us up before every game! Coach taught us the true meaning of discipline, hard work, and persistence. We won several championships based off of those lessons. I truly miss those days but those of us on the team still stay in touch and reminisce often. I will always cherish those memories. My sincere condolences go out to the Eubank family. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Tony and Denitra
I’m am so sorry to hear of your dad passing. I loved Bill. He was such a good person. He loved the two of you. Every time I’d see him he always told me what the two of you were up to. He will be missed so much.
So sorry for your loss Denitra. Blessings to you. Jeanie Truelsen. K was along time ago.
Very said too see Bill’s passing. He was always a sweetheart. I met him thru Geneo and always knew when I saw him he’d ask how Sister Sarah was. My prayers are with his family during this time.
To my loving big brother Bill,
Alex and I will miss you dearly, but the memories we have of you will live on. Thank you for teaching your little sister so much and teaching and putting happiness in Alex’s heart. Your great nephew enjoy seeing you everyday via video.
We live you so so much, you truly a child of God.
Love Eva & Alex
Coach was an amazing person. He instilled so many values into each of his players. He taught us what teamwork, hard work and determination were all about. I will always have so many fond memories of my time with coach. From the Bush of Knowledge (we all dreaded to be sent to), pie sample days at practice (which everyone loved), our warm ups (short to tall) to the countless championship games we played in. Coach will always hold a special place in each of our hearts. I am so sorry for this great loss, my sincere condolences to Denitra and her family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
When one reflects on life, it can seem like where you’ve been is a series of disconnected experiences that have led to who you’ve become. But, occasionally when time thrusts a matter in front of you – as in the case of a loss – we can often find meaning. That is the case for me with Bill.
I hadn’t thought much about the man in quite some time but as I reflected on his life with my childhood friend – Tony – I was struck by how large Bill’s image stood out in my memory. He was my best friend’s father, my youth soccer coach and, aside from my own Dad, one of the men I was around most growing up. And, he left an imprint – one of a larger than life personality, a bit of a maverick who did it his own way. He was intense, sure, but when he laughed, you couldn’t help but light up yourself.
As my coach, he was tough. He didn’t take any guff: we played for fun and we played to win. But, when he gave his approval, you knew you had earned it. As in sport, it was elsewhere. There was no time for complaining and little reason to do something half-heartedly. Basically, have fun, don’t mail it in, and leave it all out on the field. That stays with a boy.
Simply put, he showed me – however indirectly – what it meant to go against the grain, to cut your own path…to be Bold! And, I believe I have carried some of that with me my whole life. For that, I am thankful. And for my dear friend and his sister, my heart aches for your loss.
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William E. (Bill) Eubank II, 73 of Lafayette passed away at his
daughter’s home in Indianapolis on Wednesday July 29,
2020. He was born in Lafayette on April 25, 1947 to the late
William Earl and Helen Louise (Ferguson) Eubank. He was a
1965 graduate of Lafayette Jeff High School and received his
bachelor’s degree in accounting from IU. Bill served in the US
Navy as a helicopter mechanic from 1969-1974. He was an
accountant and entrepreneur. Bill prided himself as co-owner
of the historic US 52 landmark, the Duck In Diner. He enjoyed
photography, hunting, mushroom hunting, and fishing. He
shared this joy with his children and grandchildren. Bill
enjoyed being a soccer coach for both of his children. Bill
was a God loving family man, always putting his family first.
Affectionately known as “Bill” & “Papa”, he was married to
Jean Ann Timm. She preceded him in death August 3, 2003.
On February 25, 2012, Bill married Sandra Logan in
Merrillville, IN. She survives. Also surviving are a son Tony
(Korinne) Eubank of Fishers and a daughter Denitra Eubank
of Indianapolis, four sisters Sandra, Linda, Margaret and Eva,
and four grandchildren Devine, Elise, Harrison and Adeline.
Funeral services will be at 2pm Tuesday August 4th in the
Chapel of Faith at Tippecanoe with Pastor Joe Bell officiating.
Friends may call from 1pm until the time of service. Burial
with military rites will follow in Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.
TMG Funeral & Cremation Services, West Lafayette is
entrusted with arrangements.
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