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Franklin Linwood Eagle II

June 23, 1948 — October 31, 2023

Morehead City

Franklin Linwood Eagle II, 75, of Morehead City, North Carolina, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.  

A celebration of Frank’s life will be held at a later date.

Frank was born on June 23, 1948, in Concord, North Carolina, to the late Franklin and Edith Eagle.

Frank’s passions, as a faithful servant of Christ, an educator, a sports enthusiast, and a musical aficionado were intertwined and reflected throughout his professional career, hobbies, and volunteerism.  

Frank graduated from THE University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (’70) obtaining a BA in Education and was a lifelong Tar Heel fan.  He also attended the University of North Florida obtaining his Masters in Education (’76) and Specialist in Education (’78).

Following Frank’s formal education, he honorably served in the United States Army.  Frank became a certified chaplain, providing spiritual support to those in need.

Frank’s dedication to his faith and witness for Christ were steadfast throughout his life.  He loved gospel music and singing in the choir.  He devoted his time to teaching Sunday School and leading Bible study sessions.  While in Carteret County, he was actively involved at First Baptist Church of Morehead City, Newport Baptist Church, All Saints Anglican Church, Open Door Baptist Church, and Glad Tidings Church.

Frank’s zeal for teaching and sports were a unique fit in which he mentored and influenced countless young minds.  Teaching at both the middle and high school levels, the subjects Frank taught ranged from Health and P.E. to Biology and A.P. Zoology.  He was also an assistant principal and athletic director. Frank’s teaching extended beyond the classroom and onto various sport fields.  While at Orange Park High School in Lakeside, FL, the softball team won 2 state championships under his direction as coach.  He also coached football and Upward soccer, umpired for Little League, and taught golf.  Frank’s affinity towards golf cannot be overstated – from the joys of his first post-military home which included free golf perks, to talking golf, teaching golf, and volunteering at numerous golf events.  He would say the highlight of which was serving alongside Kathy on Hole 18 at The Wyndham Championship in Greensboro.

In addition to the classrooms and fields, Frank’s personality was reflected in his role as a radio DJ.  His adaptability, drive, and care benefited many.  He worked for Walmart, where he played a vital role in setting up distribution centers.  He also served as director for an assisted living facility, prioritizing the well-being and comfort of senior residents.  Prior to his retirement, he worked for the Town of Newport in various administrative roles. 

Frank's genuine care for others and his dedication to his community distinguished him as a compassionate and selfless individual. 

Those remaining to cherish his memory are his devoted wife of 14 years, Kathy Hayes Eagle; son from his first marriage, Lynn Eagle and wife Ginger of Concord; sister, Thyra Drye and husband Doug of Mt. Pleasant; and grandchildren, Darren and Meredith Eagle of Mt. Pleasant.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC.

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