AMARILLO, Texas – Estel Eggleston, 72, died Thursday, December 17, 2009 at Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo, Texas.
He was born July 22, 1937, to Theodore and Pearl Hanan Eggleston in Waynoka, Okla.
He married Mary Nell Craig June 2, 1959. She survives.
He began raising show pigs in 1970. He was a leader in 4-H and FFA.
He is survived by his four children, Ron Eggleston and wife, Linda, Texhoma, Okla., Cindy James and husband, Johnny, Texhoma, Tim Eggleston and wife, Gaylynn, Lakin, and Tom Eggleston, Texhoma; two brothers, Duane Eggleston and wife, Mary Ann, Edmond, Okla., and Evan Eggleston and wife, Janelle, Hooker, Okla.; nine grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Donna Eggleston, Waynoka, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Don.
o Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Texhoma High School Auditorium with Jimmy Keas presiding.
Burial will be at the Texhoma Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Roberts Brothers Funeral Home in Hooker and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the Texhoma Church of Christ.
Memorials will be received at the Roberts Brothers Funeral Home, Box 745, Hooker, OK 73945, and they will be equally divided between HiPlains Children’s Home in Amarillo, West View Boys Home in Hollis, Okla., New Mexico Children’s Home in Portales, N.M., and Mountain States Children’s Home in Longmont, Colo.