William "Bill" Clifton Eggers, Jr, of Maiden passed away on June 19, 2020 at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. Bill was born November 11, 1927 to the late William Clifton and Josephine Newton Eggers, Sr. in Murphy, NC. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. Bill served as a diver and an underwater welder in the Navy. After serving his country, he started his own welding business that serviced the oil rigs in the petroleum industry. Bill was a member of Journey Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by one son, William "Skipper" Clifton Eggers, III, one daughter, Marqueeta Eggers Johnson, one brother, Eugene Eggers, and one sister Lois Hyatt. Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 70+ years, Elgevia Goble Eggers of the home, one son, Citabron C. Eggers and wife Stephanie of Morganton, two daughters; Sheila Helms and husband Rick of Claremont, and Billie Moore of the home, one sister, Louise Korn of Gastonia, ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, his best friend, Grady Smith, and many other cherished relatives and friends.
The Eggers family will receive friends from 2pm to 3pm on June 24, 2020 at Goodin-Drum Funeral Home in Maiden. The funeral service will follow at 3 pm on June 24, 2020 in the chapel at Goodin-Drum Funeral Home. Pastor Bill Murphy will be officiating. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton following the service.
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