John K. Eggleston

John Kinsey "Jack" Eggleston, 82, of Chesterfield County, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Born in Richmond, he was the son of the late Daniel and Julia Greene Eggleston. Jack served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in engineering and spent 30 years as a safety engineer in the insurance field. Jack was a charter member of Phillips Volunteer Fire Department with 37 years of service, and served as chief for over 20 years. Over the years, he was a mentor to many young firefighters, many of whom are professional firefighters today. Jack was a man of honesty and integrity. He possessed the drive and work ethic to make him a good leader and to inspire others.

He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed gardening. Having spent much of his youth around the water, sailing became one of his favorite activities. Most important of all, Jack loved his family and "extended family" very much.

He was preceded in death by: his wife, Polly Ann Eggleston.

He is survived: by his daughter, Jacqueline Eggleston Ferguson of Chesterfield; son, Dan Eggleston and his significant other, Heather Taylor; son-in-law, Mike Ferguson, and a large extended family.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Interment will follow at Blandford Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Phillips Volunteer Fire Department (please note for Education Fund), 10630 River Road, Chesterfield, VA 23838. Condolences may be registered at

Funeral Home

J T Morriss & Son Funeral Home & Crematory Service
103 S Adams St Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 733-8511

Published in The Progress-Index on Nov. 1, 2013