Phillip “Calvin” Ebarb, 79, of Crossett, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born on June 22, 1937, in Shreveport, LA to his parents, Phillip and Grace Ebarb. He was a proud member of the Choctaw Apache Tribe of Ebarb and honorably served four years in the United States Air Force which included a tour in Morocco.
He married his sweetheart, Lana, in 1961 and lived in California for many years where he worked for the State Highway Department as a supervisor of the landscaping crew. He loved watching things grow and flourish and with a soft, tender heart, he led his crew and strived to be a good positive leader.
He coached a local baseball team to first place, was an excellent bowler and horseshoe player and had a lap that his grandchildren would fight over. He also collected eagle items and was lovingly called, “Kool-Aid” by his friends, due to his passion for the drink.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip and Grace Ida Seifert Ebarb; one son, Donald Roy Ebarb; and a brother, Walter Frederick Ebarb.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lana Gale Ebarb of Crossett; two sons, Phillip Christopher Ebarb and wife Suzi of Crossett, and Ronald Ray Ebarb of Redlands, California; three brothers, Benjamin Harold Ebarb and wife Arlene of Thayer, Missouri, Thomas Ebarb and wife Nancy of Crossett, and Julius Hugh Ebarb and wife Gloria also of Crossett; eight grandchildren, Brianna Nicole Ebarb Houston, Ashlynn Grace Ebarb, Tiffany Sawicki, Donny Ebarb, Jessica Ebarb, Ashley Ebarb, Cody Ebarb, and Conner Ebarb; and three great-grandchildren, Kayleigh Houston, and Mitchell and Mason Sawicki.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 21 at Medders Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kenneth Neal officiating.