January 19, 1929 – June 30, 2020
Richard "Dick" Eagle, age 91, of Calera, Alabama, passed away on June 30, 2020. He was born on January 19, 1929 in Zion, Illinois to Alfred Pretty Voice Eagle and Nora Eckels Eagle. He was a veteran of the Korean War in the US Army, achieving Master Sergeant rank in 3 years. Dick retired in 1987 as General Manager for US Steel after a 38 year career and was awarded Who's Who of US Executives in 1989. He was a 50 year Mason and member of The Branch at Mission Hills Church. Dick is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe with his four children. He is survived by his wife, Roberta Eagle; children, Richard D. Eagle (Marianne Flanagan), Ronn T. Eagle (Ann), Lynn Eagle White, Douglas E. Eagle (Capri), and Lisa Eagle Mack (Brad); grandchildren, Jennifer L. Manry (Seth), Dana M. Eagle, Richard K. Eagle, DawnRae M. Eagle, Derick R. White, Aidan T. Mack and Austin L. Mack; great-grandchildren, Angilyna, Skyden, Harper, Hudson, Malyna and Joseph; step-daughter, Marilee Lynn Henson; step-grandchildren, Tiffany Lauren Jennings, Chelsea Lovett, and Payton Lovett; and nephew, Michael F. Eagle (Michelle). He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Richard P. White; brother, Julius Pretty Voice Eagle; and sister-in-law, Marguerite Eagle. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 from 10:30 until 11:30 AM at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo), followed by a Celebration of Life at 11:30 AM. The service may be viewed remotely at www.facebook.com/RockcoFuneralHome. Pastor Brook Lovett will officiate. A private burial will be held at Alabama National Cemetery. Social distancing and masks will be required for all guests. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Richard Eagle to The Branch at Mission Hills Church or a charity of your choice.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Celebration of Life
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
August 1, 2020
TO DICK'S FAMILY~
MY NAME IS CORTY STUDEBAKER, BROTHER TO WENDELL STUDEBAKER. DICK & WENDELL WERE THE BEST OF FRIENDS. I HAVE OLD MOVIES OF DICK AT OUR HOUSE IN ZION, ILL. DICK USE TO WORK AT OUR DAIRY QUEEN BACK IN THE 40'S.
I HAVE VERY VOND MEMORIES OF DICK & WILL ALWAYS CHERISH THEM. DICK, CLASS OF '47 & WENDELL, CLASS OF '48 PLAYED SPORTS TOGETHER AT ZION-BENTON HIGH SCHOOL.
REST IN PEACE DEAR FRIEND~ WE'LL ALL MEET SOME DAY IN HEAVEN & TALK & LAUGH AGAIN.....
July 12, 2020
My Grandpa was an amazing man and I have always looked up to him as a role model in many respects. Hearing that he also ran the 400m, or 440y as it was back then, in Track & Field was an absolute joy; it looks like I am (literally) following in his footsteps. He was a tremendous businessman and created an amazing life for himself and his family. I have always deeply respected his military service, athletic accomplishments, career success, and Native American heritage. Bubs took such an interest in my running and my school, he would light up whenever I told him of my current progress - I will continue to do my best to make him proud in everything I do.
July 11, 2020
I only have very fond memories of the way you loved my family well, especially in a great time of need after Hurricane Andrew. You came and lived In a “war zone” Hot and humid, no A\C environment and worked beside our family to rebuild. You were a blessing to your brother Jules (my dad) and there was a special bond between the two brothers who experienced so much in life together.
For me, you stepped in at crucial times in my life when my dad could not and I’ll always remember you being there at our wedding and my graduation. I have been so honored to be able to spend the last couple of years seeing you at the VA and reconnecting with my cousins who all Love you so much.
As in the footsteps of Pretty Voice in his biography in ‘The Vanishing Race’ , I am so overjoyed to know you are with our savior Jesus and so look forward to seeing you again and driving with you in that big Caddy in the sky!
July 8, 2020
Dear Barbara, Rick, Ronn, Lynn, Douglas, Lisa and Families:
Gloriette & Dick were waiting at the Pearly Gates when your Dad entered Heaven. I can picture Mom jumping up & down, and the two buddies in a bear hug! Wherever your family moved, Mom & Dad made it a point to visit them in each home. They were the best of friends, lifelong friends. And we kids have such fond memories of spending time with your family in Batavia & Aurora for visits and cookouts.
Your Dad was a prince of a man who served our country, built a successful career for himself and his family, and so loved all of you.
As you go through the grieving and heartache of your loss, keep all your cherished memories close to your heart and let them put a smile on your faces.
Our deepest sympathies to all of you as you lay him to rest today. God bless you.
Ardith & Gary Laine, Fred Schultz, Richard & Debra Schultz
(Gary Schultz d. 10-21-12)
July 7, 2020
To our special Bubs,
You gave our family such a great life and am forever grateful for our family with all you gave me and taught me. You were our rock.
I will always remember the hours sitting in a chair next to you or driving in the car listening to stories of your Sales career, the Korean War, your athletic years or just enjoying being together talking. Love remembering us playing tennis in Moraga, going out on the boat or arranging your rental home in San Diego when you guys moved from Portage and waiting inside with a welcome sign!! You always were so proud of our accomplishments at work or whatever was important to us.
You’re a true inspiration in so many ways and there is so many amazing things about you, so proud you are our Dad. I look up to you. You beat so many odds in health and you defined the word STRONG. You were a self made man, thriving in life when you were born in the Depression and came from nothing. Your choice to be grateful and positive contributed to the successful life you developed. Your hard work, perseverance, attitude and fortitude also taught each of us how to live a good life. You work hard and you play hard.
In your later years, we always enjoyed being altogether on your birthday at the VA and loved seeing you happy. We loved celebrating you!! I can only hope we gave you as much as you gave us.
I remember singing “I’m leaving on a jet plane” with you, as a little girl. Our trip to Europe in 1976 was a trip of a lifetime. Always enjoyed meeting your colleagues at US Steel. Our travels across the US in moves and in vacations made me the person I am today: ability to change, to adapt and meet new people.
So thank you Bubs for all the great times, the laughs and memories and the life you gave to us; I will always look for your signs and we will see each other again! It’s not goodbye, it’s see ya later. Peace be with you, love always Bubs❤️ Lynn Eagle White (oldest daughter)
July 7, 2020
Words can’t describe the love and respect I have for you. You‘ve been my role model, my inspiration and drive to accomplish the things I have in life. You always were so caring, so interested and fully engaged in my life and my family. You always lit up with each story I told. You beamed with pride when we talked about Aidan and Austin and always, always were excited to hear of Brad’s flying adventures!
You pushed us kids hard to follow our dreams. You and Mom gave us the best childhood that anyone could ask for! I truly loved how your career took us all over the country! It made me who I am today, thank you Bubs!
I will always treasure the memories of Sunday football watching with you! You taught me the game, the rules and the deep love for the Chicago Bears! Our boating trips, our family card games, camping and road trips... But most of all.... Your soft velvety ear lobes! :)
Thank you for being my Dad! I love you forever and am thankful you are in heaven with Mom, your parents and brother and all of our loved ones...
Love you until the end of time....
Lisa and Family (Brad, Aidan and Austin)
Richard (Rick) Douglas Eagle
July 6, 2020
Dad, You will be missed by me (the oldest) and all of your family & many friends forever. You took us all on quite a ride all over the country in your determination to achIeve one of the highest levels of management with U S Steel corporation in 38 years. Because of you I have enjoyed a 40 year career in the steel business myself.
Thank you for your service to our country in the Korean War during the early 50’s. This service afforded you excellent care in your later years in various VA facilities. Many thanks to all the hardworking caregivers in those facilities as their love goes out to you too.
You achieved a lot in your 91 years and we will all carry on your legacy of family, hard work, and good times. Your memory will last forever in all you touched.
Rest In Eternal Peace Dear Dad will miss you deeply.
July 5, 2020
My precious husband Pretyy Voice Eagle your were the best thing that ever happened to me. Today as I look at our beautiful Wedding picture it is our Wedding anniversary to day. With tears of joy in my eyes I thank the lord for all the wonderful memories I have had with you in my life all those years. Thank you for all the love you shared with me, your family and my family. For all the love you had for your' friends which is more than I can count. You are my guarding angel now .I loved you with all my heart and sole. You were a 50 year Mason.Your love for God was known to all that knew you. Until we meet in heaven my love when my time is up I am at peace that all your pain is gone that you endured for so many years.I thank God for that. AMEN
July 3, 2020
I have so enjoyed your wonderful family & learning about your family legacy. My only regret is that I wish that I had met you in person although I know that your spirit lives on in all that you have created. Rest In Peace Dear Mr. Eagle & my heartfelt condolences goes out to your friends and family.
July 2, 2020
Dick: You were a wonderful friend and will be missed! But, I will always cherish my memories of you! You were full of life! So much fun to be around!! You told the best stories and had a wonderful laugh and sense of humor! I always enjoyed talking “business” with you! You loved keeping up with what was going on in the corporate world and technology! Rest in Peace dear friend! I’ll see you again one day! Prayers for Roberta, your children and grandchildren as they grieve your passing. Vicki Gandy
July 1, 2020
There are no words to describe the sorrow I feel. I knew Dick for 48 years. He was great fun. An interesting intelligent person with a big personality. He will be greatly missed. I love you and I’ll see you again someday.
July 1, 2020
We miss you now and forevermore. You have always been my hero, the one person I compared everything to, all the places I have worked through my career. A True Leader you are and forever will be!
You gave us such a great life, and taught us so many values in hard work and perseverance, trust, honor, and in doing what is right in your heart of hearts.
You are in everything around us.
You soar like the Eagle Spirit that you are, and until we meet again, I will always look to the skies to see your Golden Wings.
We love you!
Ronn & Ann Eagle