Mr. James E. Eorgan
- October 21, 1926 - October 23, 2012
- Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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“I hadn't' send Jim and Francis in years. Now I am sorry about that. Never realized what a rich life he had. My condolences to the family.
1 of 17 | Posted by: Shirley Holtsclaw Berk - Lubbock, TX
“To you, the immediate family and friends who are most heart-broken at the loss we have all sustained, we have this abiding consolation to offer. We...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: The Brothers of Faith Lodge #756 - TN
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the recent loss of your dear loved one. May the God of Comfort be with you in this time of...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Robin
“Jim always had a smile on his face, when ever I saw him. I will always remember Francis when ever she spoke about Jim, her face lite up like the dawn...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Ruth Bartlett - Treasure Island, FL
“It was a pleasure getting to know Jim and the family when I lived in Boyertown in 1978 and 1979. We will keep you in our prayers. Max E. Stoner,...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: max e stoner - mechanicsburg, PA
“An amazing life, an incredible marriage, and a deeply loving family.
God Bless You All
6 of 17 | Posted by: The Wolfes - Weeki Wachee, FL
“Tim, Vicci, Beth and K.D as well as the rest of the Eorgan family - our heart goes out to you at this time. Mr. Eorgan was just a joy to be around...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Jim and Megan Lang - Pottstown, PA
“We worked with Jim as homeowners. He was always a voice for good common sense in our city. We will miss him.
We feel bad that we had to miss his...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Jack & Doris Ohlhaber - FL
“Thoughts and prayers are with you.
9 of 17 | Posted by: Bob&Bev Workman - Gulfport, FL
“Oh G-Pa. I know that you lived a very good and blessed life. I still wish you didn't have to go. As Sarah said, we will take care of G-Ma, even...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Kristin - St. Petersburg, FL
“Today is a difficult day but each daywill get a litle better. You have a lot of love and support that will help you get through this. God Bless You...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Lee Bozenhard - St. Petersburg, FL
“Our condolences, Greg and Liz Warner
12 of 17 | Posted by: Greg Warner - Frederick, MD
“In this picture of Uncle Jim, he looks so much like his mother! I remember going to the Kootztown Fair after Uncle Jim and Aunt Francis and the boys...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Karen Warner Hart - Harrisonburg, VA
“Family is in our thoughts and prayers.
14 of 17 | Posted by: Carroll Anderson - Jonesborough, TN
“Family is in our thoughts and prayers.
15 of 17 | Posted by: Ronald & Joyce Anderson Goodman - TN
“The dedication Jim Eorgan showed for his family was quite evident, his love shall live through his wife and children. He is a good man.
16 of 17 | Posted by: Hope D McCrea - South Pasadena, FL
“What a warm, thoughtful, rich well-written and informative remembrance of Uncle Jim. It is a beautiful tribute to a full long life shared with his...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Val Lyle - Bristol, TN - Niece
James Edward Eorgan
Jim went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 22. at 11:55 p.m. He was with his favorite wife, Frances, and his youngest son Steve. He leaves behind sons Mike and Tim, Brother Tom and Sister Patty, 10 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.
Jim was born 10/20/26, to James Nelson and Geneva Eorgan in Jonesboro, Tn. The oldest of three children, Jim, was a first generation American from an Albanian father, an honor he carried proudly and passed the love of his country to his sons.
In 1931, James Nelson moved the family from Tennessee to Pikeville, Ky., to help some friends from Albania open a restaurant, the E and K Diner. The hours were long and Jim learned at an early age that with dedication and hard work, the American Dream could be realized. Jim also learned self reliance and how to stand for what is right as well as defending his younger siblings from nefarious forces.
With U.S. involvement in World War II, Jim was drafted into the Army and served in the Philippines where he was wounded in action. He was sent Stateside to Letterman Veterans Hospital in San Francisco to recuperate. His dad and brother took a road trip from Ky. to San Francisco to pick up Jim when he was discharged in 1945.
Jim entered East Tennessee State University in 1947. While pursuing courses of science and mathematics, a vivacious cheerleader, Francis caught his eye and his heart. He graduated in 1951 with a double major, B.S. Chemistry and Biology. He also won the heart of Frances. Jim got a job working for United States Atomic Energy Commission at Oak Ridge National Laboratories in Oak Ridge, Tn. The sweethearts were married in 1951 at the State Street Baptist Church, Bristol, Tn., and after receiving his security clearance, moved to Oak Ridge to start their new life.
While in Oak Ridge, Jim and Frances had three boys, two years apart, starting in 1954. Family, friends, and church being the focus of life, the young family lived the dream, entertaining friends, frequent trips to Northeast Tn. to visit family, the Smokies and Cape Hatteras for camping trips. There was no shortage of adventure in the small, safe community.
1963 brought change for Jim and the family. He took a job at Kawecki Chemical Co. in Boyertown, Pa. Like his father, Jim moved the family to Boyertown to realize opportunities that a change had to offer. The area was steeped in history and Jim made it a point to immerse the family in the cultural richness the area had to offer. Jim was active in the community, serving on boards and commissions. As with any family coming of age, there were troubles as the boys grew into men. Throughout it all, the family remained close knit and the love for each other was shared.
The seasons change and in 1986 Jim and Frances retired to Florida. A life time of hard work and dedication came to fruition as they moved to St. Pete Beach. Very active in the community and church, Jim pursued projects and goals that reflect his desire to better all those around him. Two of his sons followed him to Florida and settled nearby to raise families of their own and Tim currently resides in Texas with his family. The circle becoming complete, Jim was able to enjoy his grandchildren and see a new generation beginning to grow into citizens with a sense of purpose, pride and honor. The three things that Jim would consider as most important were, God, family, and country. This legacy will be passed on through the generations as a testimony of what a courageous and just family man Jim Eorgan was to all that knew him.