John Seaborn Egger, age 79 of Nashville, Arkansas, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013 in Nashville. He was born October 3, 1934 near Mena, Arkansas to the late Teddie and Willia Hoover Egger. John was a member of the Bingen United Methodist Church and an Air Force veteran during Korea. He was a retired Corporal with the Arkansas State Police Troop G in Hope, Arkansas. Prior to that he had been a city police officer for the city of Mena and a chief deputy for Polk County. John loved hunting and fishing and being outdoors. He was a thirty Second Degree Mason and past Master of Pleasant Valley Lodge # 30 in Nashville. He also was past Patron of Elberta Chapter 538 Order of The Eastern Star in Nashville. John was also a faithful member of the (chain gang) at the Scrapper football home games.
Preceding him in death was a granddaughter, Samantha Egger.
His survivors include his best friend and wife of over 58 years, Jeanne Egger of Nashville, Arkansas.
2 sons, David and wife Brenda Egger of Mena, Arkansas.
Kenneth Egger of Hempstead, Texas
1 Brother, Don and wife Delphia Egger of Arkadelphia, Arkansas
2 sisters, Mary and husband Buck Byford of Waldron, Arkansas.
Karen and husband Jerry Walters of Mena, Arkansas
3 grandchildren, John David and wife Jill Egger, Russell and wife Loren Egger, and Gary Egger
3 step Grandchildren, B’lanna, D’eanna, and C’ameron Stevenson.
A host of other family and friends.
Services will be Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 10 am. At First United Methodist Church in Nashville with Bro. James Harris and Bro. David Blasé officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 pm. in Cherry Hill Cemetery near Mena, Arkansas under the direction of Nashville Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Valley Masonic Lodge # 30 at 603 North Main Nashville, Arkansas 71852.