Remembering William L. "Bill" Eubank, Jr.
William L. “Bill” Eubank, Jr. was born June 6, 1940 in Tupelo, Mississippi to William L. and Katie Eubank. His faith in the Lord Jesus Christ has carried him through his outstanding life of service.
Bill was a Certified Public Accountant for 47 years in the State of Mississippi (Certificate # 983) since 1965 and in 1970 was a founding member of Eubank, Betts, Hirn, Wood, CPAs. He is survived by his wife of 45 years whom he loved with all his heart, Sandra; his son Brett Eubank (Denise) of Nixa, MO; his son Brad Eubank (Rebecca) of Petal, MS; his son Bryan Eubank (Cyndi) of Madison, MS; and granddaughters Gracie, Lila, Anna Sloan; and grandsons William, Matthew, Bryan and Jackson. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
His partners and the staff of Eubank, Betts, Hirn, Wood, CPAs will miss him greatly.
As a leader and teacher of college students attending First Baptist Church for many years, Bill was a positive influence in the lives of young people. Many of these people became lifelong friends and admirers of Bill and his wife, Sandra, for their dedicated service to God.
In every organization that Bill served, he was recognized for his ability, advice, judgment and efforts in assisting these organizations.
Brad is a minister in Petal, Mississippi, Brett is a minister in Missouri, and Bryan is a sports announcer in Jackson. Bill was an influence in his family as well as serving others. He lost a kidney to cancer years ago but that never caused him to waiver in his commitment to live for his Lord Jesus Christ.
With all this, he has been a trusted and outstanding CPA, who served clients over the years. Many families and individuals can attest to his personal assistance during times of grief or family troubles or in need of personal advice.
Bill gave many years of community service to humanity and to many organizations including First Baptist Church (Deacon Chairman, Life Deacon, Teacher, Chair of many important committees), River Hills Tennis Club (President and Board Member), Jackson Preparatory School (Treasurer and Board Member), and for serving many years on the Board and on committees for The Baptist (Hospital) Health System where he was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Bill was a graduate of the University of Mississippi, Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1962. He was the Commander of Sigma Nu Fraternity and very active in campus matters during college at the University of Mississippi. He was awarded the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants “Public Service Award” in 2010. He was a recipient of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ 40-Year Honorary Membership. In 2011, Bill was named the Mississippi Hospital Association’s Trustee of the Year.
During the years Bill served on Baptist Health Systems’ Board of Trustees, he and the other board members were instrumental in opening the Hederman Cancer Center, constructing an $80,000,000 West Tower Hospital specializing in heart and women’s services.
As Chairman of the Deacons of First Baptist Church, Jackson, Mississippi, he was involved in bringing Dr. Franklin D. Pollard back to First Baptist Church as pastor. Dr. Pollard, a nationally known minister, served for twenty years as the Senior Pastor of the Church. During Bill’s year as Vice Chairman, he was instrumental in the Church fundraising and planning for the new building constructed and completed in 1988. He was wonderful in communicating with the members during this monumental time in the Church’s long history. Bill and sixteen other men started the Tuesday Men’s Bible Study that has continued all these years since the inception in 1969.
Bill began serving in the Sunday School for the Senior High students in the fall of 1969 and served in many capacities. For the past 17 years, he has taught in the college department where he influenced the lives of hundreds of young people. He and his wife, Sandra, were dedicated servants for these college age students who held a special place in their hearts.
At the University of Mississippi, Bill was recognized by his college professors who appointed him President of the Accountancy Order. He was instrumental in encouraging students to enter the accounting profession as well as fundraising for the department.
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES, AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES:
Being very active in the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, Bill served as Past Chairman of the Taxation Committee, Ethics Committee, and Continuing Education Committees. He was also a Discussion Leader for Continuing Education Programs in Taxation.
Bill’s involvement with the CPA Associates International included serving on the Medical Professionals Committee and Taxation Committee.
He was a speaker at numerous tax meetings for the Mississippi Tax Institute; Past President of the Estate Planning Council of Mississippi; and was one of 200 delegates to the Retirement and Savings Summit convened by Congress and the President in Washington, D.C.; and was recognized as one of the top 100 tax professionals in the United States by Money Magazine.