Samuel G. Eubanks Jr., M.D.

The Meharry Community and its Board of Trustees mourns the loss of Guardian Samuel G. Eubanks Jr., M.D. ’68


The Meharry Medical College community and its Board of Trustees was saddened to learn about the death of one of its Guardians, Samuel G. Eubanks Jr., M.D. '68. Dr. Eubanks died Wednesday, December 11, 2013.

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Eubanks attended Manassas High School and earned his B.S. degree from the University of Memphis (formerly Memphis State University) in 1963.

After graduating from Meharry, he completed a transitional year internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Hurley Medical Center, Michigan State University in Flint, Michigan. He served his country in the armed forces as Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy from 1972-1974.

Dr. Eubanks was often described as a person with a gentle and kind spirit which he displayed through the compassionate care he gave to his patients and the community. He worked tirelessly for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for nearly 40 years serving on the board of Park DuValle Community Health Center, Inc.

In 2004, Dr. Eubanks was named Kentucky Colonel, the highest title of honor bestowed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, commissioned by the Governor and the Secretary of State to individuals in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to a community, state or the nation.

He was a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and an active member of the following organizations: the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the National Medical Association, the Kentucky Medical Association, the Meharry Medical College Alumni Association, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., the Greater Louisville Medical Society, the Jefferson County Medical Association and the Falls City Medical Society. Dr. Eubanks was also Vice President and Director of EMW Women's Health Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Eubanks was a faithful and loyal alumnus who demonstrated his gratitude and love for his alma mater through his perpetual involvement and participation in the Kentucky Chapter of the Meharry National Alumni Association and was instrumental in its many financial contributions to the Meharry Medical College.

In 2013, Dr. Eubanks became a member of the Guardians of Our Legacy, a group of loyal and generous alumni who faithfully champion the financial support of Meharry Medical College and who are also members of the Royal Society, a donor group that recognizes contributors of $100,000 or more.

A loving husband and father, Dr. Eubanks is survived by his wife of 48 years, Hazel P. Eubanks; daughter Monica L. Eubanks; son Samuel G. Eubanks III (Tamekia); four sisters and four brothers. His family will fondly remember him for his pleasant disposition, caring nature and generosity.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you please make donations in memory of Dr. Samuel G. Eubanks Jr. to Meharry Medical College.

Mailing address:
Gift Management Services
Meharry Medical College
1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37208.