Frederick LaVerne Eg-gleston, 85, of 905 Hoag Road, Ashville, N.Y., passed away Monday, March 3, 2014, in Corry Memorial Hospital, Corry, Pa.
He was born July 15, 1928, in Corry, Pa., the son of the late Claude Sylvester and Eva Mae Woodin Eg-gleston.
He was a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend and provider. Fred had worked at Marlin Rockwell for 36 years, from 1953-89, and was a member of the UAW Local 338, for the same time. He had been a school bus driver for Panama Central School, he also worked for the railroad, and was a beef cattle farmer. He was a jack of all trades including, umpire, coach, plumber, mechanic, recycler of many nice things, maple syrup maker, butcher, Roll-O-Bowl race car driver, a fisherman, hunter, tractor collector, fence fixer and comedian. He was a member of the Llama Club and the Watts Flats Oddfellows.
He is survived by his children: Duane (Judy) Eggleston, Elaine (Kenneth) Lamb, Randell (Sharon) Eggleston, Scot (Julie) Eggleston, JoLayne (Timothy) Ford, Barry (Tina) Eggleston; an adopted daughter, Diane Young; 17 grandchildren: Dawn, Tanya, Derek, Wyatt, Jeffrey, Nickolas, Brett, Nicole, Tony, Roo, Jenn, Bean, Jess, Tony, Ben, Garrett, Lauren: 17 great-grandchildren; his sister, Joyce Parker; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Eggleston.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his childhood sweetheart, Dorothy Elaine Eggleston, who died July 12, 1984, and whom he married April 4, 1952; and by six brothers and sisters: Audrey Eggleston, Marguerite (Clyde) Range, Claude (Janice) Eggleston, Geraldine (Edwin) Groves, Mary (James) Landin and Charles Eggleston; and a brother-in-law, James Parker.
Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Spitzer Funeral Home, 8728 E. Main St., Clymer, N.Y.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Watts Flats United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Warren VanDework, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, Watts Flats United Methodist Church or Sunnyside Cemetery.