Stephen Ernest Eagerton

February 21, 1951November 26, 2012

Stephen Ernest Eagerton 1951 - 2012

Stephen Ernest Eagerton, 61, of Tallahassee, Florida, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2012, at the Margaret Dozier Hospice House at Big Bend Hospice, following a battle with cancer.

Steve was born on February 21, 1951, in Jacksonville, Florida. He was one of four children to Henry and Ruth Eagerton. He grew up in Jacksonville and graduated from Lee High School. Subsequently he moved to Tallahassee, Florida, where he attended and graduated from Florida State University.

Steve began his professional career with Homes & Land Magazine of Tallahassee in 1977. m He went on to own and operate eleven (11) different magazines (Homes & Land Magazine and Homes & Land Rental Guide) throughout Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Georgia. For the last ten years, Steve has had the pleasure of operating the Tallahassee Homes & Land Magazine. His love for his job in the publishing industry has brought many dear people into his life over the years and his devotion to all of his friends will always be remembered.

Steve loved Florida State University and was an avid FSU football fan. He loved and looked forward to every season and the opportunity to host tailgate functions all weekend long from his motor home – “The War Wagon”. He was a very devoted husband and father who spent most of his time with his family enjoying holidays, vacations, the children’s school and athletic activities, etc.

Steve is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Sandy; his four children, Courtney, Stephen, Blaire and Chuck; his sister, Elaine Greene of Jacksonville, Florida; his brother, Terry Eagerton and his wife Connie; and his brother, Wayne Eagerton of Cincinnati, Ohio.

The family will receive friends at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1st in the Gathering Room at Bradfordville First Baptist Church, 6494 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, Florida The funeral service will follow at 4:00 p.m. There will be a reception held immediately following the service in the McMillan Center of the church. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, Florida 32308. Flowers may be sent to Culley’s MeadowWood, 1731 Riggins Road, Tallahassee, Florida, 850-877-8191.

Steve Eagerton was an exceptional man whose presence on this earth will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him!


  • Gathering of Family & Friends Saturday, December 1, 2012
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, December 1, 2012

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Phillip Bacon

June 28, 2013

Just saw a note at work and reminded me of Stephen. Just now finding out about your loss. So Sorry to hear. It was so much fun with our two sons being in boy scouts together and watching them grow up. Stephen was such a great father to his son. I know he is missed and was a great parent to his kids and a wonderful husband. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

Stan Mazza

April 7, 2013

I just learned of Steve's death today. I was deeply saddened to hear about his passing. I met Steve in 1999 when his brother Terry introduced us. I had just moved to Lake Broward where Steve and I were next door neighbors for a short time. For 13 years I had the opportunity to consider myself a friend of Steve's. Steve was a warm hearted man that embraced the time he spent with his family and friends. I will miss him. My deepest sympathies to his wife, children, brothers and close friends.

Debbie Robinette

March 8, 2013

Sandy and family,
So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. We just heard about it today (3-8-13) by his brother Terry. We are shocked and saddened by the news. Steve was a great guy, and I know he will be deeply missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Debbie and Terry Robinette

Mike Dalton

December 7, 2012

I worked with Steve as part of the Homes & Land District Sales Manager Team when times were much different and our youthful enthusiasm overshadowed many challenges. Steve's insight helped me as I formulated my business and objectives.
I loved and appreciated his personality and view of life and family. I have good memories, and will miss him while knowing he is now comfortable and at peace. God bless Steve and his family.

December 7, 2012

I can only imagine the pain you must feel right now. I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your children will always be in my thoughts and prayers. Just know he is at peace now. Please know I will always be here for you. Love you! Nicki

Matthew & Connie Eagerton

December 5, 2012

Sandy,Courtney and Stephen,
May Gods love sustain you and help you through this time of great sadness that you may feel for the loss of your father. Please remember and cherish the Good times as I am sure there were many. I Pray that your memories will comfort you and carry you through until
That Day Comes, That we will all be back together again through " CHRIST "
Until then may Peace be with you and enjoy a Blessed Holiday and Our Lord Gods Protective hand in these changing times

Jack O'Steen

December 4, 2012

I went to school with Steve from Pinedale Elem. John Gorrie and Robert E Lee. Lost contact after high school. Steve lived Two blocks behind me. He use to drive my mom crazy when he would walk in with a snake that we had cought had in his shirt or wraped around his neck. My mom would jump up and down an tell us to get out an come back when the snakes are gone. My prayers and thoughts are with all at this and the times down the road. May GOD bless you and hold you up.

Susan McMahan Alvarado

December 4, 2012

Steve will be remember fondly by so very many people. God's grace to his family.

Steve Batey

December 4, 2012

With out a doubt Steve was one of the good guys...May his family have comfort in knowing that he has always been well thought of by all that have known him.

Susie Skinner Moore

December 3, 2012

Steve was like a brother to me. I will so miss his great smile, his laughter, our long talks and his wonderful devotion to Florida State football. I met Steve when I was in the 3rd grade and my dad coached him at Lee High School. We "reconnected" with Steve in Tallahassee at a football game when he lived in New Orleans. We then enjoyed over 30 years of fun, laughter and good times following our beloved Seminoles to games all over the country. I am so blessed to have all those marvelous memories.