CENTERBURG — William “Bill” Austin Eagon, 70, of Centerburg died peacefully at home following a short illness on June 28, 2012.
He was born Sept. 4, 1941, in Barnesville, OH to the late William H. and Georgia Hannahs Eagon. He was the only child of three sets of parents, Austin E. and Margaret P. Hannahs and William ‘Bill’ and Opal Pearl Dewar, who are deceased.
He graduated from Barnesville High School in 1959. He lettered in basketball at Baldwin-Wallace College where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He received a Master of Education from Xavier University.
He started his teaching and coaching career at Skyview High School. From there, he went to Mount Vernon Middle School and on to Centerburg High School. He later worked for Licking County Schools as a supervisor consultant where he ended his career in education. He also worked for many years for Hague Quality Water.
He will be dearly missed by his wife of 40 years, Brenda Wright Eagon; his children, Jerilyn (Kurt) Moreland of Centerburg, R. Kent Fling of Gahanna, and Brock (Laurie Chain) Eagon of Centerburg. His much beloved grandchildren, Kaitlin Goodman, Ramey Hoover, Felicia Moreland, Wyatt Eagon and Kennley Eagon, all of Centerburg, Austin Hoover of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; brothers-in law, Ray (Dorothy) Wright and Ed (Joan) Wright of Centerburg; many nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces. Bill was blessed with, and much appreciated by, many friends.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Elks Lodge 140, and Mt. Zion Lodge No. 9 all of Mount Vernon. He was a loyal member of the Democratic Party, Knox County Party Chairman, ran for the 76th House District in 1978, and served as a village councilman for Centerburg.
Visitation will be Saturday July 7, 2012, from 4 to 6 p.m. with a celebration of his life at 6 p.m., at the Centerburg United Methodist Church. In Bill’s honor please wear Ohio State, Cleveland Indians or Cleveland Browns attire.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please pay it forward with memorial contributions to Acclaim Hospice, 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr., Suite 140, Columbus, OH 43231 or to the Bill Eagon Scholarship Fund, C/O Centerburg Alumni Association P.O. Box 443 Centerburg, OH 43011. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Devore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury. Condolences may be expressed at http://www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
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