William Austin Eagon
September 04, 1941 ‒ June 28, 2012
William “Bill” Austin Eagon age 70 of Centerburg died peacefully at home following a short illness on June 28th, 2012.
He was born September 4th, 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, daughter Jerilyn (Kurt) Moreland of Centerburg, R. Kent Fling of Gahanna, and Brock (Laurie Chain) Eagon of Centerburg. His much beloved grand children, Kaitlin Goodman, Ramey Hoover, Felicia Moreland, Wyatt Eagon, 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. 0009 all of Mt. Vernon. He was a loyal member of the Democratic Party, Knox County Party Chairman, ran for the 76th District House of Representatives in 1978, and served as a Village Councilman for Centerburg.
Visitation will be Saturday July 7th, 2012 from 4-6 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 www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.