Allen Henry Eagleman was born on January 17, 1917 in Leota, Missouri to Ed and Ella Eagleman. Allen went to be with the Lord on February 7, 2014.
Allen met and married the love of his life, Violet Roberts on December 17, 1936, who preceded him in death February 12, 2012.
Allen grew up in Missouri with 11 brothers and sisters. He learned farming and construction from his father. Allen and Violet moved to the San Joaquin valley in California in 1947 where Allen used his farming and construction skills. He moved his family to Redding, CA in 1956 where he received his Contractor’s license and built many homes and commercial projects in the Redding area.
He loved all outdoor activities such as growing a big garden, caring for his fruit trees, fishing, hunting, water skiing, learning to skateboard with Mike and Leslie, and playing in the lake. He was very active in the Church of Christ and served as an elder for 48 years. He and Violet worked many hours at Sierra Bible Camp. He was the pot washer for the kitchen crew and did all odd jobs as needed.
He loved all nine of his grandchildren and spent lots of time with them. He taught them many skills, and always had time for the children’s interests.
Allen is survived by his children, Allen Kenneth Eagleman (Vi) of Bellevue, Washington, daughters Leta Cox (Gary) of Redding and Linda McKinnon (Walt) of Rancho Cordova, CA. He is survived by 9 grandchildern, 10 great grand children, 8 great-great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends. He is also survived by brothers, John Eagleman of Leota, Mo and Joe Eagleman of Lawrence, Kansas and sisters, Reba Siglar of Moody, Mo, Lu Harper of Ocala, Florida, and Wilma Boyd of Odessa, Mo.
He is predeceased by his parents, his wife, four brothers, Virgil, Edwin, Roy, and Ralph Eagleman, and two sisters, Fern Harbor and Grace Mahan, all of Missouri.
Allen was an exemplary Christian, a fisherman, carpenter, elder and all around man of supreme integrity and wisdom. We look forward to our reunion.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Monday, February 17 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains. Services will be held at the Chapel on Tuesday, February 18, at 2:00 p.m.
Burial will be in Free Union Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains.
Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Sierra Bible Camp, Church of Christ, Anderson, CA. The funds will be used for scholarships for campers.