Joseph Blaise Eagleson passed away peacefully on November 6th, 2023 in Bakersfield, California at the age of 63. Joe was born August 17th, 1960 to Paul and Patricia Eagleson, the seventh of their eight children. He was raised in a large and loving family with five sisters and two brothers.
Joe received a wonderful education through the Kern County Special Education system, attending Rosewood, Fruitvale and Greeley Schools, graduating from Harry E. Blair Learning Center in 1983.
Joe was a valued employee of the family business, Eagleson Body Works, his fellow employees becoming lifelong friends.
Joe loved music and art, spending many hours drawing and listening to his extensive collection of The Beach Boys, opera, The Beatles, Broadway hits and his favorite, country music. He enjoyed many years of Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra performances.
He also loved parties with family and friends, the annual Dove Feed, Halloween, Christmas festivities, family vacations and especially summers in Carpinteria.
He was a lifelong parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, attending early Mass every Sunday with family and visiting with friends afterwards.
He was predeceased by his parents Paul and Patricia Eagleson, brother Philip Charles Eagleson, sisters Beverly Champlin and Barbara Nickell and niece Christina Champlin.
He is survived by sisters Lynn Ward, Brooke Trybul, Mary Lewis and brother John Eagleson, nieces and nephews Lauren Helper, Philip Trybul, Donnie Trybul, Katie Mauldin, Beth Devahl, Mary Rodriguez, Amy Panici, Jill Lynk, Caroline Kennedy, Gary Champlin, Jackie, Jennifer, Josh, Nick and Zach Lewis, Alexis Jamieson, Audrey Paulson and Anders Eagleson, and many great nieces and nephews.
Joe lived a full and happy life, never meeting a stranger, a friend to all. We will love and miss him always.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, November 14th from 4 to 8 pm at Greenlawn Northeast chapel, 3700 River Blvd.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday November 15th at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 124 Columbus Street, followed by graveside service.
Reception to follow at Wool Growers Restaurant. The family would like to thank The Westchester Home for their loving care of Joe in his final days.