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Paul Leonard Eggleston

December 27, 1935 - June 10, 2022

Paul L. Eggleston, 86, of Forest, Virginia went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 10, 2022. He was born in Ridgeway, Virginia on December 27, 1934, a son of the late Richard Eggleston and Peggy Trent Eggleston.

Paul spent his youth in Ridgeway and graduated from Drewry Mason High School where he met his late spouse of 44 years, Carroll O’Dell Eggleston. Paul and Carroll devoted themselves to raising three children; Chris Carwile (Wendell) of Amherst, Susan Morgan (Leonard) of Huddleston, and Gary Eggleston of Forest.

Upon moving to Lynchburg, Paul became member of the Fort Avenue Church of Christ where he served as a deacon. He retired from Peoples Life Insurance Company (Transamerica) after 35 years. While employed at Peoples Life, he received numerous awards, but none more satisfying than being Sales Manager of the Year. He served the community as a member of the Forest Hill Ruritan Club and delivering Meals on Wheels.

Following the untimely death of Carroll, he met his current wife Joyce Jones Eggleston while attending a class reunion. Paul’s family increased by four stepdaughters; Audrey Chilton of Eden, NC, Patricia Law of Ridgeway, VA, Carol Smith (Stanley) of Eden, NC, and Jennifer Haynes (Michael) of Eden, NC. Paul and Joyce became active members of Forest Baptist Church. He always loved to tell a funny joke or play a game such as Rook or horseshoes with his family and friends. He loved the water and loved to fish. He was the man that would be there in an instant if you needed help or just wanted someone to talk to.

In addition to his parents and first wife, Paul was predeceased by five brothers and one sister, Joe, Richard, James, Russell, Phillip and Faylene Eggleston.

He is also survived by four grandchildren, Holly Puckett (James), Michael Carwile (HaleyWinebarger), and Justin Morgan (Jenny); seven step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Carter and Aidan Puckett, and Kelton and Sadie Morgan and twelve step-great-grandchildren and one step-great-great grandchild.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg. A Celebration of Paul’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in the chapel of Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg with Pastor Lee Cannon officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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My deepest condolences to the Eggleston family.

Posted by Leticia D. Ybarra on June 13, 2022

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Eggleston. I had the pleasure of working with him for five years at Avis when he was a shuttle driver. He was such a willing and hard worker. Sending prayers to the family.

Posted by Debra Spinner on June 12, 2022

I am so sorry to hear about Paul my prayers are for the family.

Posted by John Trent on June 11, 2022

Prayers for your family in the days to come. Enjoyed meeting Leonard while he visited in NC

Posted by Steve and Alicia Atkinson on June 11, 2022

Prayers for your family in the days to come.

Posted by Steve and Alicia Atkinson on June 11, 2022

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