William Scott Eubanks Jr., 87, of Wellborn FL passed away Nov. 26, 2016. "Scott" Eubanks, son of the late William Scott Sr. and Lilly Maude Eubanks, passed away at his home in Wellborn. He is survived by his only son Craig Eubanks.
Born and raised in Greensboro, NC, Scott earned a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State, a law degree from George Washington University and did graduate studies in engineering and business at Ohio State University.
During his service in the US Air Force, he developed innovative helicopter designs while working alongside aviation legends Igor Sikorsky and Stanley Hiller. He received an honorable discharge with the rank of First Lieutenant.
Upon leaving the service he started Eubanks Industries in Miami, FL where he designed plastic and fiberglass products for consumer and military use. Among his noted products were Rexalite, Vortac radar domes and the first ever poured fiberglass boat hull using a single mold (this patented process was later sold to the Bertram Yacht Company). Even today, many major airports still have a Vortac radar dome in use.
After he sold Eubanks Industries, he relocated to Boca Raton, FL and opened a law practice, where he provided legal consulting services for engineering companies. Upon retiring from his law practice, he moved to Wellborn, FL.
An aviation enthusiast, Scott received his pilot's license at the age of 15. He was a regular at Live Oak Airport.
Instead of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Angel Flight Southeast charity.
Harris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 386-364-5115
Published on December 7, 2016