Obituary of Edgar Herman Eggert Jr.
- Obituary of Edgar Herman Eggert Jr.
Nueces County Record Star
15 Jul 2004
Edgar Herman Eggert Jr.
July 15, 2004
He was born Aug. 21, 1923, in Orange Grove to Edgar H. and Edith Eggert. He
served in World War II as a 1st Lt. in the Army Air Corps as a lead
bombardier in 756th Squadron of the 459th Bomb Group. He graduated from
Texas A&I University with bachelor and master degrees. He received his law
degree from the University of Texas Law School in 1950. He began his law
practice in Mathis in July of 1950 and was actively practicing law at the
time of his death. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Mathis and
was a founding president of the congregation. He was a member of the VFW,
the San Patricio County Bar Association, and the Distinguished Flying Cross
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Aldon and Clinton Eggert.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Evelyn Scheel Eggert; one daughter,
Carol Dinkins (Bob) Brown of Houston; two sons, Richard Eggert of Mathis,
and Mark (Kimberly) Eggert of Mathis; two granddaughters, Ann Dinkins
(Ernest) Briggs of Brenham, and Amy Dinkins (Joseph) Allen of Houston; two
grandsons, Boyce Eggert of Austin, and Benjamin (Holly) Eggert of Corpus
Christi; great grandson, Garrett Briggs; two sisters, Delores (Melvin) Hinze
of Robstown, and Mary Louise (Reynold) Veselka of Marfa; sister-in-law,
Valeria Eggert of Corpus Christi; and brother-in-law, Edward (Vera) Scheel
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 13, in the Dobie Funeral
Home Chapel with Pastor Robert Lim officiating. Interment followed in Cenizo
Hill Cemetery in Mathis.
Family suggests memorial may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 775,
Mathis, Texas 78368.
Dobie Funeral Home