Duane Eggleston


Duane Eggleston

August 31, 1931 – December 6, 2017



eggleston picJ. Duane Eggleston, Edmond OK, passed to his heavenly reward Wed., Dec. 6, 2017 born to Ted & Pearl Eggleston, Aug. 31, 1931 in Waynoka, Oklahoma.

Dad had the happiest of childhoods being raised with three brothers on the family farm acquired in the land run, participating in FFA, football, hard work, always a devoted son, and forming a love for the Lord and His Church, being baptized on August 13, 1944.

The greatest day of his life was Aug 29, 1952, when Mary Ann Sweet became his wife after being college sweethearts, Having 58 years together, they served the Church, made a beautiful life, and raised a family of four children.

Dad began his professional life as a coach and teacher at Lake Valley, OK, while preaching “on the side.” His passion for preaching turned into 60 years of ministry, giving his final sermon on Nov. 5, 2017. Duane also worked for Dillons Stores in Hutchinson, KS, returned to OC in 1986 as a Vice President and ambassador recruiting many kids to the value of a Christian education.

In addition, Duane was an author, carpenter, bread-maker, minister, elder, Bible class teacher, minister to sick, avid letter writer, horseman, “sojourner,” shepherd, friend, and patriarch.

But most of all, throughout his life, Dad was a devoted soldier for the Kingdom, preacher of the Gospel, student of the Word, and disciple of the Lord.

Dad was blessed with 11 grandchildren and their spouses, six great-grandchildren who survive him, along with their four children, Jim, Terri, Kerri and Scott and their spouses.  One brother, Evan Eggleston, and numerous nieces, nephews and countless friends also survive dad. He was preceded in death by Mary Ann in 2010, his parents, one son-in-law, and one granddaughter.

He was the best of men.

The family will greet friends at Matthews Funeral Home from 7-9p.m. on Sunday December 10th with services scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday December 11th at Memorial Road Church of Christ.

11 thoughts on “Duane Eggleston”

  1. Diane and Rob Wagner

    Our heartfelt condolences to Duane’s family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Bill Buggeln

    Your Dad was my youth director when they didn’t exist in Hutchinson. He baptized me as a 12 yr old boy, lead us and taught us how to serve as teens. He performed Dianne and my wedding the day after Christmas in 1966, leaving your mom at home expecting one of you. I cherish his love, friendship and mentoring. God bless you all.

  3. Jeff and Keesha Dickenson

    I will forever cherish the times I got to hear Duane preach and the books he gave us . I haven’t known him very long but he made a huge impression on me . He is one of the best speakers I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting and I know he is rejoicing in heaven . Prayers for all of you . We love you

    The Dickensons

  4. Bob & Jeri Fisher

    Our hearts reach out to you in loving sympathy. We know the physical pain you are feeling but remember it does not equal the joy in knowing your father is with the Lord and all those who have gone before. One of the greatest joys and comfort is in knowing that God cares for you and your family.
    In Christian friendship and love.

  5. Shelle Pierson Neill

    So sad to hear, he was a true example of a good man and Christian! Thoughts are with his family!

  6. Jeanne Hershey

    Duane and Mary Anne came to Hooker, Ok. To minister to our congregation. What a wonderful ministry they had here. Many good things were started an they were much loved. You will be missed.

  7. Kristine Tiedtke Hall

    I have so many wonderful memories of spending my summers in Hutchinson or going to Shore Acres, and Duane and his beautiful family are in all of them. Such adventures and fellowship all those years ago. I know there is a huge hole left in this world by his leaving it but much rejoicing in Heaven. My prayers are with you all.

  8. Sharon (Black) Davis

    Grandpa was truly a man after God’s own heart. What a blessing to know him and to see his influence in the lives of so many. Praying for peace and happy memories to surround you all.

  9. Eric Tiedtke

    Great man that was a great friend to the Tiedtke’s. Duane was such a talented individual that gave to so many and positively impacted so many people that he will continue to live on . Listening to him and Grandpa “discuss” the Bible was always a truly amazing experience. Blessed that he was a part of our life.

  10. janet martin

    Duane and Mary Ann were great friends to all the Young family! They were spiritual leaders of the Church in Hutchinson for many years. What a wonderful time we five girls had in the youth group with Duane at the helm! (Looking back, I often wonder how he put up with all our shenanigans.) He was strict, but loving, as he taught by example. He taught us that true faith led to helping others. I am remembering many mission trips he took us teenagers on, always making sure we were prepared for helping with VBS, etc. Some of my favorite memories of Duane and Mary Ann involve babysitting for their four kids. First it was just Jim and Terri when they first moved to Hutchinson. Then along came Kerri and Scott. Seems like I was always babysitting with the kids while their parents were out doing personal work or other church related activities. My husband, Kale, and I consider Duane to have made a lasting influence for good on our lives.
    The last time I saw Duane was in Feb. when he conducted mom’s funeral. His message was comforting and uplifting. We love you, Eggleston family!!

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