James D. Eggers Obituary
- Written by Staff
James D. "Jim" Eggers passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at Memorial Hermann hospital from complications from a sudden heart ailment. Visitation was on Friday, December 21, 6:00 - 8:00pm at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 3803 West Lake Houston Parkway, in Kingwood, Texas. A memorial service was held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 22 at Christ the King. Jim was a loving husband to his wife, Janine Teague Eggers, and a deeply devoted father to their six children: Whitney (23, a graduate of Trinity University), twins Kaley and Lauren (20, attending Baylor as Juniors), Spencer (17), Parker (15), and Conner (13). He is also survived by his Mother and Father in Fairmont, OK, his brothers Joel Eggers of Fairmont, and John Eggers of San Diego, and sister Ann Eggers Williams of Dallas. Jim was born January 7, 1960 in Fairmont, Oklahoma to Mr. Milton Eggers and Lee Lemke Eggers. He attended Garber High School and Oklahoma State University, graduating in 1982 with a BS in Accounting. He started his career in Public Accounting with Arthur Andersen, working with the firm in Tulsa, Chicago, and Houston 1982 through 2002. He subsequently joined KPMG in Houston, where he was an audit partner and the firm's U.S. Audit Sector Leader - Energy until his untimely passing. He was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Oklahoma and Texas Societies of Certified Public Accountants. Jim was very involved in the community, serving on the Humble ISD Board of Trustees from 2004 until the present, and most recently as the currently-serving Board President. He also served in various capacities at the Houston Food Bank, Downtown Houston Association, the Kingwood YMCA, and Board of Directors and past-President of SEARCH, a downtown homeless service organization. He was a faithful member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Kingwood since 1991, serving as Congregation President and Treasurer. He was a confirmation leader, adult and youth Sunday School teacher, marriage class leader, and was the Chair of the 2005 Church vision and capital building campaign. Pastor Al Doering described Jim as "a man who was deeply committed to Jesus Christ, his family, and his community. He will be deeply missed." Pastor Doyle Theimer adds, "Jim was a quiet man, but when he spoke, people paid attention because of his keen insights." In his time away from work and volunteer service, Jim enjoyed bicycling, frequently competing in charity bike runs - including the MS 150 events - and competitions. The Eggers were also enthusiastic theater patrons and cherished their family time together at their Lake Livingston home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Jim Eggers Memorial Fund c/o Christ the King Lutheran Church, Kingwood, Texas. For tributes and guest book services, please visit www.mem.com.