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Paul Walter Eggers

1919 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Paul Walter Eggers Obituary
Eggers, Paul Walter 94, born in Seymour, Indiana on April 20, 1919 to The Rev. Ernst H. Eggers and Ottilie C. Eggers, passed away on June 21, 2013. Survived by his devoted wife Virginia McMillin Eggers, son Steven Paul Eggers and wife Julie, stepson Stephen M. Streeter and wife Kris, stepdaughter Dale Streeter Jackson; sisters Ruth Neitzel and Martha Kohlmeyer and sister-in-law Lydia Eggers; grand children Amanda and Alexander Eggers, Jennifer Jackson Barton and husband Fritz and Brian Jackson; great-grandchild Charlotte Barton. Predeceased by his parents, twin brother Arthur Eggers, brother The Rev. Ernest Eggers and sisters Laura Aberth, Florence Brownson and Esther McKee. Raised in Seymour, IN, he graduated from Valparaiso Univ. (BA) in 1941 and The Univ. of Texas Law School (JD) in '48. Served as Major in the US Air Corps during WWII; honorably discharged in '46. Married Frances May Kramer in 1946 and moved to Wichita Falls, TX where he was blessed with the birth of their son Steven in 1957. Began his work in private law in 1948. Became partner of Eggers, Sherrill & Pace in 1952. Served as Senior Warden at The Church of the Good Shepherd and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Wichita Falls and was instrumental in establishing St. Paul's Mission in Olney, TX. Eggers was appointed General Counsel of the United States Treasury in 1969, serving two years. Long active in Republican politics, he ran as a republican for the Governor of Texas in '68 & '70. He moved to Dallas in '70 to establish his own law firm. He subsequently formed Eggers and Wylie in '75 which later became Eggers and Greene and led to the formation of Tower, Eggers and Greene Consulting Firm in '87. He married his beloved Virginia in 1974 and continued his leadership in the church and community. He served as deputy to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church for several years and Chancellor to the Diocese of Dallas from 1978-92. He was an active member of St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church serving as Senior Warden in '83 & '84. He was a member of Brook Hollow Golf Club and was on the Board of Governors from 1989-91. He served, at the request of Governor Clements, as chairman of the Texas Governor's Task Force on Drug Abuse. He served as trustee for Midwestern Univ. Foundation; St. Mark's School of Texas and Dallas Symphony Assoc. He was awarded Layman of the Year from the Diocese of Dallas in '68, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Valparaiso Univ. in '78 and Lay Canon of the Diocese in '92. He and his identical twin brother received the Sports Illustrated Silver Anniversary All American Award in '66 which recognized extraordinary achievement in life in the 25 years since playing their last college football game. Paul will always be remembered for having never met a stranger, his enormous smile and his abiding faith. A celebration of his life will be held at Saint Michael and All Angels Church, 8011 Douglas Ave., Dallas, TX 75225 on Wed., June 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Alzheimer Research at Southwestern Medical Foundation, 3963 Maple Ave., Dallas, TX 75219 or a . The family wishes to sincerely thank the nurses and staff at Walnut Place Nursing Home for their love and care.

Published in Dallas Morning News from June 23 to June 25, 2013
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