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Robert Samuel Eagerton, Sr., 94, widower of Edna Mae Brunson Eagerton, died Monday, January 20, 2020, at NHC of Lexington.
Born March 24, 1925, in St. Stephen, he was a son of the late Henry Council Eagerton and the late Cleopatra Elliott Eagerton. He was a US Army veteran of WWII, a Mason, a member of American Legion Post #68, and a member of Summerton United Methodist Church.
He is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Eagerton Prevatte (John) of Columbia; three sons, Dr. Robert S. Eagerton, Jr. (Bonnie) of Manning, Dr. David Henry Eagerton (Susan) of Benson, North Carolina and Dr. Donald Charles Eagerton (Jamie) of Myrtle Beach; eight grandchildren, Neathery Elliott (Teige), Robert M. Eagerton (Janice), Erin E. Eagerton, Megan Prevatte DeFeo (Joe), Jessica P. Mowery (Alex), Thomas J. Eagerton, Matthew D. Eagerton (Breanna) and Rebecca S. Eagerton; seven great grandchildren; and four sisters, Caroline Eagerton Waterbury of San Antonio, Texas, Josephine E. Wallace of Columbia, Claire E. Snyder of Charleston and Adeline Goddard of Williston, North Carolina.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Edna Margaret Eagerton; a brother; and four sisters.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2020, in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Francis E. Traxler, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Elliott Family Cemetery in Panola.
Pallbearers will be Teige Elliott, Rob Eagerton, Thomas Eagerton, Matthew Eagerton, Alex Mowery and Dwight Stewart.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. at Stephens Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Summerton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 35, Summerton, SC 29148 or Elliott Cemetery Fund, c/o Miriam B. Johnson, 2430 Tearcoat Road, Alcolu, SC 29001 or Clarendon Hall School, P.O. Box 609, Summerton, SC 29148.
Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church Street, Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org