Thursday, December 28, 2006

New West Hell

A long time, long ago friend who I've not interacted with in some time died Christmas Eve.

"Charles W. "Bill" Eubank, Jr. died December 24. There will be a graveside service tomorrow at 2:00 pm at Oakwood Cemetery, Fr. Chuck Treadwell officiating. There will be no visitation."

In College a few of us hung out together and spent quite a bit of time in his home. Later the wife and I socialized with he and his second wife. Bill's first marriage ended rather early and he had only a daughter from that first marriage. Over time, he introduced me to quite a bit of local history and even the writings of Wm. Cowper Brann, The Iconoclast. When we first begun spending time with him, he jokingly referred to his home as:

"New West Hell - C. W. Eubank, Prop."

In retrospect, that could have referred to how things were going for him back then and seemingly continued to do so. Much later I would run into him from time to time and he always seemed kind of sad, not really in tune with the world and what was going on around him. He was a person of another era. I saw him last just a few days ago in the parking lot of the H.E.B. but didn't get a chance to say hello. For numerous reasons, I mourn his passing. He was a good guy.

Rest in Peace Bill


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