Stephen Ernest Eagerton
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Stephen Ernest Eagerton, 61, of Tallahassee, Florida, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2012 at the Margaret Dozier Hospice House at Big Bend Hospice, following a battle with cancer.
Steve was born on February 21, 1951 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was one of four children to Henry and Ruth Eagerton. He grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and graduated from Lee High School. Subsequently he moved to Tallahassee, Florida where he attended and graduated from Florida State University.
Steve began his professional career with Homes & Land Magazine of Tallahassee in 1977. He went on to own and operate eleven (11) different magazines (Homes & Land Magazine and Homes & Land Rental Guide) throughout Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Georgia. For the last ten years, Steve has had the pleasure of operating the Tallahassee Homes & Land Magazine.His love for his job in the publishing industry has brought many dear people into his life over the years and his devotion to all of his friends will always be remembered.
Steve loved Florida State University and was an avid FSU football fan. He loved and looked forward to every season and the opportunity to host tailgate functions all weekend long from his motor home - "The War Wagon".He was a very devoted husband and father who spent most of his time with his family enjoying holidays, vacations, the children's school and athletic activities, etc.
Steve is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Sandy; his four children, Courtney, Stephen, Blaire and Chuck; his sister, Elaine Greene of Jacksonville, Florida; his brother, Terry Eagerton and his wife Connie; and his brother, Wayne Eagerton of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The family will receive friends at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1st in the Gathering Room at Bradfordville First Baptist Church, 6494 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida The funeral service will follow at 4:00 p.m. There will be a reception held immediately following the service in the McMillan Center of the church.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, Florida 32308. Flowers may be sent to Culley's MeadowWood, 1731 Riggins Road, Tallahassee, Florida, 850-877-8191.
Steve Eagerton was an exceptional man whose presence on this earth will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him!
Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Nov. 30, 2012