Samuel Milton Eggers, 96, of Nineveh, and formerly of Plainfield, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 30, 2015.
He was lovingly known as Father, Dad, Papaw, Grandpa, Captain and Grandpa Down at the Lake.
He was born on June 27, 1919, to Carl and Ethel Eggers of Roachdale.
He was the beloved and devoted husband of Mary Margaret (Obenchain) Eggers who preceded him in death in 2012 after 65 years of marriage.
He retired as a pharmacist in 1995.
He and partner William Coy owned and operated C & E Rexall Drugs in Plainfield for 25 years. He later worked as the pharmacist at the Franklin United Methodist Community in Franklin from 1972 to 1980. He also worked as the pharmacist at the Northside Drugs in Columbus from 1980 to 1995.
His U.S. Army service from June 1941 to January 1946 included time in India, Burma and China serving as an anti-aircraft battery commander (captain). He joined the Army Reserve and a National Guard Battery in Hendricks County, which he organized and served as the commanding officer.
He belonged to the Union Christian Church in Franklin, and was a former member and Elder of the Plainfield Christian Church in Plainfield.
He belonged to several civic organizations throughout his life.
He loved all types of sports, but fishing was his main love. He taught his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren how to fish.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; four brothers and one sister; grandson, Nicholas Pinnix; and great-grandson, Staten Devenport.
He is survived by his beloved children, Dennis (Dianna) Eggers, Deborah (Richard) Hughes, Dana Pinnix, Daryl (David) Eggers and Dean Eggers; his grandchildren, David (Eric) Eggers, Angela Durbin, Stacy (Ryan) Devenport, Rick Hughes, Megan Pinnix, Amanda (Michael) Cline, Jordan Pinnix and Tiel Eggers; his great-grandchildren, Samson Sciotto-Eggers, Olympia Sciotto-Eggers, Kayla Durbin, Kye Durbin, Brayden Devenport, Logen Devenport, Jensen Devenport, Rylee Martin, Emmarose Cline, James Cline, Taya Spears, Tessa Spears and Tamryn Eggers; and his great-great-grandchildren, Blake and Callie Kipper. He also had many nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law who loved him dearly.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home, 2989 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31 North) Franklin, from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Allen Whitehurst will conduct a funeral service at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Union Christian Church, 1267 E. 300 South in Franklin, and burial will be at Nineveh Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Christian Church, 1267 E. 300 South, Franklin, IN 46131; and/or to the Indy Honor Flight, 9093 S. State Road 39, Mooresville, IN 46158.
Online condolences may be received at flinnmaguire.net.