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David Eggers

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David William Eggers , 51 of Houston, TX died Thursday 5/10 of complications from leukemia. He was born in Kokomo, IN on February 15, 1961 to Dorothy and Don Eggers. He graduated from South Houston High School in 1979 with high honors and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1983 with a bachelors of Science in Ocean Engineering and a masters of Engineering in Civil Structural Engineering in 1985.
Soon after graduation, Dave worked for the Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory in Port Hueneme, CA for eight years and in 1995 returned to Texas to enter the oil and gas industry where he worked for the last 17 years with SOFEC, JR McDermot, Chevron, Statoil and currently Doris Engineering USA.
He is survived by his adoring wife of 20 years, D'Anna Heideman Eggers, his son Cobin,12, and daughter Paige 10, and two labs Sadie and Maggie. Also Surviving are his parents and his sisters Judy Sheppard and husband Tom; Joan Snover and husband Jeff; Angela and husband James; brothers Mitch Eggers and wife Nita; Frank Eggers and wife Tracy, and brother-in-law Gary Heideman and wife Lori; along with 14 nieces and nephews, and many dear friends and family.
Dave gave his family security and a fabulous life. His adventurous spirit and drive taught them to enjoy life and took them to amazing places. Dave was a wonderful mentor and teacher to his kids and taught them everything important and fun in life. They will never fully recover from losing him. Dave also treasured his many, many friends.
Dave was bigger than life, full of energy and enjoyed everything he set his out to do. He was a brilliant engineer, a terrific husband, father and coach, an awesome athlete, a great and avid hunter and fisherman, a natural on motorcycles, successful dog trainer, and a die-hard Aggie. He enjoyed a fun game of golf and was truly an expert skier...just a kid at heart.
He was so grateful and touched by all of the love, prayers and support given to him and his family. He constantly expressed his appreciation and wanted to work hard to return this love when he was well.
We are honoring Dave with a visitation and gathering on Tuesday 5/15 from 6PM to 8PM at Klein Funeral Home - CyFair at 9719 Wortham Blvd., 832-678-3900. Please dress casually...khaki shorts, fishing attire or camouflage are perfect. The funeral services celebrating and honoring Dave's life will be Wednesday, 5/16,10:30AM at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church at 11507 Huffmeister Road, Houston, Texas 77065 281-469-5533. Again, Dave would not want anyone to have to put on a suit and tie. He won't be wearing them, and no need to wear black. Khaki pants, golf shirts, etc. are great. He especially loved coaching Cobin's Ravens and Chargers football teams, and Paige's volleyball teams. So have the kids wear their jerseys, "By His Stripes We are Healed " or Camo Crusader t-shirts to the visitation and funeral service. Pallbearers will Mitch Eggers, Frank Eggers, Chris Howell, Chris Inaba, Jeff Moore and Chad Organ. Honorary Pallbearers are Gray Heideman, Clif Eggers, Bob Haley, Mack Hoehner, Doug McCartney, Craig Constant, Pete Richard and Rodney Finke. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following: Care Fund for Cobin and Paige Eggers 7710-T Cherry Park Drive #160 Houston, TX 77095 or Texas A&M University, College of Engineering Zachary Department Civil Engineering, Ocean Engineering Program 3136 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-3136 Jay Roberts j-roberts@tamu.edu.

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Published in Houston Chronicle from May 14 to May 15, 2012
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