John Eggleston

Obituary of John Eggleston

John "Butch" Eggleston of Ogdensburg, NY, died unexpectedly on January 2, 2018. John was born October 12, 1948 in Gouverneur to John Sherman and Clarice Jason Sherman. He had four older sisters: Sonja, Shona, Sharon and Sheila. Following the divorce of his birth parents, he was adopted by his Aunt and Uncle: Marion and Gilbert Eggleston of Theresa.

John graduated from Indian River Central in 1965 and was hired by the NY Airbrake where he worked for several years. In 1968, he married Susan Payne of Oxbow. They had four children: Gilbert "Jamie", (Kansas), Julie Newsome (Gouverneur), Amy (Virginia), and Chad (Antwerp). Following a divorce, he married Betty LaSage, who predeceased him in April 1997.

John is survived by his four children, his sister Linda Eggleston Shippee (Theresa) and birth sister Sheila Drew (Watertown), along with several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are with Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa. There will be a graveside service in the spring.

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