Richard E. Eggleston
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 12/10/2008
RICHARD E. EGGLESTON, 98, passed away on December 8, 2008. He was born
on October 4, 1910 in Portland, Oregon, but was raised in Topeka, Kansas.
He joined the U.S. Navy in 1928 and served until 1931 on the USS Holland,
Argonne, California and the V-2 class submarine.
He often said that he joined the Navy to play baseball and that's what
he did. After being discharged, he continued to play semi-pro baseball
with the House of David. During World War II he again served the Navy,
working as a machinist in the Puget Sound Navy Yard.
After the War, he continued his machinist career, working for several
companies and retired from Cameron Iron Works in 1975. Richard loved music
and had a number of copyrights on songs that he wrote both the music and
After retirement, he continued to pursue his music, worked in his large
garden, played golf and enjoyed his leisure time to the fullest.
Richard was predeceased by his parents, George and Mary Eggleston; brothers,
George and Herbert Eggleston; sister, Clara Eggleston Hammond; daughter,
Yvonne Eggleston Jungwirth; and grandson, Reed Jungwirth. He is survived
by his wife of 65 years, Curtis Eggleston; daughter, Sharron Tomlin and
husband Dalton; his grandchildren, Damon Tomlin, Shelly Howard, Mark Jungwirth,
Mary Redman, Janne Schumann, Juli Jungwirth, Alisa Cherry, and many great
grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family would especially like to thank his caregivers at Garden Terrace
and particularly Myrna Serna for their kindness over the last few years.
There will be a visitation on Friday, December 12, 2008, from 11:00 AM
to 1:00 PM at SouthPark Funeral Home & Cemetery, 1310 N. Main, Pearland,
TX with burial to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to a charity of your choice.