William “Roy” Eubanks Jr, a resident of Albany TX and proud member and participant of the Fort Griffin Fandangle, passed away Nov. 13, 2020, at the age of 81 while in Hendrick Medical Center.
Roy is survived by his brother, Jackie Eubanks of Hamilton, Texas and sister Carol Sue Bunce, and husband Charles, of Irving Texas.
He is preceded in death by his parents William “Roy“ Eubanks Sr. and Maple Grimes Eubanks of Albany. He was born in Navasota Texas on Sept. 12, 1939 and moved to Albany in 1952 where he graduated high school and remained for the rest of his life.
Roy graduated from Albany High School in 1959, the same year as his younger brother Jackie, because a bout with rheumatic fever as an elementary student delayed his education for a couple of years.
Roy studied sports medicine for three years and was an athletic trainer for 25 years, working mostly with the Albany school system.
After his retirement in 2002, he continued to help for several years with the production of the Fort Griffin Fandangle, which he had done most years since 1953, and the Albany Nativity, something he had done since 1952.
He also worked with the local Little League baseball teams for a number of years, and played slow-pitch men’s softball with an Albany team for a few years, helping with fundraisers for that organization.
Roy enjoyed hunting and fishing, along with watching movies and cooking. He picked up bread-making as a hobby, and made all kinds of bread for friends, neighbors, funerals and church events.
Private graveside services were held by the family. PD