Zelton K. Eubanks
December 24, 1930 – March 26, 2013
Zelton Knox Eubanks passed away March 26, 2013 in League City, TX. He was born December 24, 1930 to Rev. Jeff and Ernestine Eubanks in Lucedale, MS. Zelton served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was stationed most of that time in Germany. After he was discharged from the Army, Zelton married Suzanne Bristow on June 2, 1953. He earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1956. Zelton worked for NASA from 1962 until 1996; the last 10 years for the Rockwell Space Operations Contract. He enjoyed the exciting times of the Apollo, Skylab and the Space Shuttle programs. Zelton was a longtime resident of Dickinson, TX. While raising his family in Dickinson, Zelton was very active in church as a youth group leader, little league baseball coach and President of the Gator Booster Club. In 2001, Zelton and Sue returned to Lucedale, MS where they were very active in the community and members of the First United Methodist Church. They returned to Texas in 2011 to be closer to family. Zelton is survived by his wife of 59 years Suzanne Eubanks, their four sons Darrell Eubanks and wife Lois of Houston, TX, Rodney Eubanks and wife Molly of Orange, CA, Shawn Eubanks and wife Jennifer of Blacksburg, VA and Chris Eubanks and wife Kriss of Dickinson, TX. He is also survived by his three sisters; Melva Siddon of Lucedale, MS, Lois Lawton of Richmond, VA, Julia Cloy of Jackson, MS, and three brothers; Verk Eubanks and wife Anne of Maryland, Ivan Eubanks and wife Sylvia of Waynesboro, MS, Lemuel Eubanks and wife Nita of Seabrook, TX. Zelton is also survived by his beloved grandchildren; six grandsons, four granddaughters and four great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 29, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Forest Park East Funeral Home Chapel with Funeral Services following at 11 a.m.
- Visitation Friday, March 29, 2013
- Funeral Service Friday, March 29, 2013
Zelton K. Eubanks
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April 9, 2013
Sue, and family -- I am so sorry to hear about Zelton's passing away. I have so many good memories from my early years of being at the old home place when we visited in the summers. Sending prayers and healing thoughts to you and your family. Sue Eubanks Fields, Zelton's cousin in California.
April 2, 2013
Dear Suzanne, Your husband's room was right across the hall from my uncle's in League City. Mr. Eubanks was very blessed to have such a devoted wife and lovely family. We will keep both you and him in our prayers.
March 29, 2013
I had the pleasure of working several years with Zelton in the Program Office