December 3, 2020
John Alvin Eglinton, Sr., age 77 of Hampshire, passed away on November 20, 2020 at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia after an extended illness.
John was born on June 20, 1943 in Wyandotte, Michigan and was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin Harold Eglinton (Ruth Fern Eglinton) and Marguerite Noblett Eglinton, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jessie and Martha (Whitehead) James, Jr.
John was a veteran of the United States Navy where he was a torpedoman on the destroyer USS Noa. John was especially proud of his crew's recovery of John Glenn on Friendship 7 when it s...