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Heath James Eggelton, Jr., 28

Heath James Eggelton, Jr., 28 of Middleburg, FL passed away January 27, 2019.  Heath was born in Naples, Italy on November 16, 1990 and has lived in Middleburg most of his life.  He graduated in the Class of 2009 from Middleburg High School, worked with USNR for 4 years and was a current employee with UPS since October of 2018.  It seems common to say, “He was loved by so many”, but Heath was such a kindhearted person who was so full of life, and had so much to offer.  He loved his sports and his singing talent was oblivious and enjoyed by family and friends.   Heath is now with walking with Jesus and his love will forever be cherished.

Heath is survived by his parents, Heath James and Dawn Eggelton, Sr., sister, Ashley Eggelton, brother, Zach (Felicity Tillman) Eggelton, grandparents, Frank (Mary) Eggelton and Steve and Patricia Hansen, nephew, Ryker Eggelton, girlfriend, Sylvia Leigh Witte and many extended family members.  He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Gail Lazier.

Memorial Services will be held Noon Saturday, February 2, 2019 in the Chapel of Russell Haven of Rest with Brother Paul Abernathy officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 11:00 until services begin on Saturday

Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL  32043.  Family and friends may share their condolences at: 904-284-7720

  • Somer L Meyer

    Dear sweet heath you are gone entirely too soon! I still can’t wrap my mind around and Sylvia are such a beautiful couple and wonderful friends and neighbors to me you took such good care of Sylvia and loved her without question….thank you for the MANY laughs and for also trying to fix my ceiling fan! you never hesitated to want to help myself or anyone…your parent’s should be proud that they raised such a good man…I’ll never forget the last thing you said to me don’t invest your time in someone if you can’t afford it…those words still replay in my head as the most genuine thing anyone could have ever said to me…god be with you til we meet again my friend <3

  • Patti Allen

    Dear Heath
    I want to take this time in grief to remember the sweet gentle friend, son &brother you were to all that you encountered. You were the little brother (from a different mother) to my son Gilbert he was honored to have you as a groomsman at the most important day of his life. You both sang at his wedding you danced with Sylvia and that Unconditional love , voice and smile will be always remembered! To all of your family, friends, & co workers my Prayers are with you. My heart is heartbroken as so many others. God has a Remarkable young man that will sing to all and smile and continue to be the great guy only now as a Angel

    • Patti Allen
    • Kelly Casey

      I remember the day Gilbert brought him to my house to record him singing bleed red and put it on YouTube. I was blessed to hear him sing amazing grace on the same day. It sent tingles throughout my body. He was so grounded and respectful. Prayers to his family and girlfriend. Msy you find peace knowing that his voice rains down from the heavens. The angels sure have a beautiful voice to lead the chior. Gone way to soon but never forgotten.

  • Nikki Glanville

    A young gentleman taken from the world too soon. Sylvia’s dad and I were just starting to get to know you and looked forward to more fun times. I am thankful for the opportunity we did have to be with you celebrating Sylvia’s 30th Birthday at dinner and you both coming to our house for Christmas. Thank you for teaching our son Eric how to ride a Hoover board. Know you are an angel above watching over your family and friends.