Edward Jack Eubanks Jr., 65, of Elizabethtown, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
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After serving as a soldier for 20 years, Jack moved to the civil service ranks at Fort Knox. As the chief of protocol for 22 years, it was widely acknowledged that he was the very best in the army. Jack personally ensured that every visitor, regardless of service, rank, organization or country, was treated with the very best in professional courtesy. Everyone could always count on Jack for a smile and laugh, a good natured round of golf, great friendship and a love of his animals.
Jack was a distinguished member of the U.S. Cavalry and Armor Association's Order of Saint George and was the first recipient of the Noble Patron of Armor-Gold Medallion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Loretta and Edward J. Eubanks Sr.; and a sister, Karen Eubanks.
Survivors include his loving wife, Kathleen Hayes Eubanks; a son, Brian (Stacy) Shoemaker of Simpsonville; a daughter, Dana Shoemaker of Elizabethtown; two brothers, K.C. Eubanks of Oklahoma and Richard G. Eubanks of Texas.
A graveside service with military honors is at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Red Cross, 405 W. Dixie Ave., Elizabethtown, KY 42701.
Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The News-Enterprise on Feb. 12, 2013
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