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Updated: 10/04/2013 06:26:49PM

Harry William Eagerton

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Harry William Eagerton, 81, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.

He was born May 23, 1932, in Owens Community, Arcadia, Fla.

Harry was a self-employed auto mechanic. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. Harry loved working on automobiles, watching NASCAR races, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Harry was devoted to his Lord and his church, Arcadia Church of God, where he served as a Deacon and treasurer.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Janell Butler Eagerton of Arcadia; son, William Richard “Rick” (Lisa) Eagerton of Wauchula, Fla.; daughters, Linda (Steve) McAllister and Cheryl (Duke) Robinson, both of Arcadia; sister; Maryann Bevans of Arcadia; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Metta Senn Eagerton; and brothers, Charles and Albert Eagerton.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the funeral services at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Arcadia Church of God, 1423 N.E. Oak St., Arcadia, FL 34266. The Rev. Steve Griffin and the Rev. Jimmie Collins will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Arcadia, with the DeSoto Honor Guard rendering military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arcadia Church of God. Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia.

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