Richard "Dick" Alcide Eggleston, Sr., formerly of Newport News, passed away after a courageous battle with dementia on Mar. 2, 2006.
He was born in Norfolk, June 14, 1915.
Preceded in death by his sister Anna Eggleston Coffman and his brother William T. "Bill" Eggleston.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betsy Shamburger Eggleston., his children: Richard Jr. of Cary, N.C. and his wife Terry, and Sallie Lee Xiradis and her husband George of Doswell, his grandchildren: Nicole X. Johnson and her husband Grayson Johnson of Rockville, Ashley Xiradis, Foster Xiradis, Danielle Jones, Chris Hendricks and Phyllis Rae Eggleston, his nieces: Ann Eggleston Karsner and Peggy Eggleston
Stevens, his nephew: William Thomas Eggleston, Jr., six great nieces and nephews and his three great grandchildren.
Dick retired after 44 years of service from Newport News Shipyard in 1980 and moved to Horseshoe Farm in Doswell. He was a graduate of the Shipyard Apprentice program and then attended Virginia Tech after WWII.
Beginning in 1949 he was a charter member of Warwick Lions Club in Newport News and a past president, life member and key member of that
Lions Club. He was a member of Duncan Memorial Methodist Church and a former member of First Methodist Church in Newport News, James River
Country Club and Newport News Apprentice Alumni Association. Memorial services were held at Duncan Memorial Methodist Church, Sunday, Mar. 12, 2006.
He was an organ donor. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Duncan Memorial Methodist Church, P.O. Box 247, Ashland, Virginia 23005, Warwick Lions Club, P.O. Box 1334, Newport News, Virginia 23601, Ashland Lions Club, P.O. Box 630, Ashland, Virginia 23005 or Ashland Christian Emergency Services, 507 B Caroline Street, Ashland, Virginia 23005.