November 4, 1971 ~ January 19, 2022

Born in: Milford , Massachusetts
Resided in: Alpharetta, Georgia

Daniel “Danny” Scott Eagen passed away suddenly on January 19th, 2022. After many years of courageously fighting health issues, Danny lost his battle due to complications from his surgery of December 21st in Washington, DC.

Danny was born to Dennis and Virginia (Gini) Eagen on November 4th, 1971, in Milford, Massachusetts. He was the “baby” – the youngest of four children.

Danny graduated from Tucker High School and went on to attend Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC on a Football Scholarship. After an unforeseen injury, Danny left PC to pursue a career in Marketing/Sales. Most recently, Danny enjoyed much success as a Sales Executive with a Division of Xerox Corporation where he was recognized for multiple sales achievements and quickly became a valued team member. Some just tolerate their jobs, but Danny was passionate about his and enjoyed being at work. He would go out of his way for any client as if they were a friend and his co-workers became family to Danny.

Danny’s sense of humor mirrored that of his mother Gini – dry, thoughtful, but oh so funny. He loved and appreciated all kinds of music and enjoyed listening to it loudly while driving around town or off-road in his bright “school bus” colored yellow Jeep or on a last-minute camping trip with friends or family. On occasion he would find himself on the doorstep of his big sister Lisa’s to enjoy an unplanned getaway in the North Georgia Mountains. Their bond and friendship were a blessing to them both.  He would likewise find a reason to pop in on his older brother Jeff in his Stone Mountain home to make sure all was well and to share a pizza.

Danny had a unique love and curiosity for nature. He was an avid hunter, primarily deer…a love he inherited from his father, Dennis. He spent many weekends leading up to his surgery in the solace of the woods, high in the trees. He was happy there. Danny enjoyed cooking (especially during deer season when he could use his favorite cuts of venison), being a devoted father, husband, brother, uncle, co-worker, and friend.

But his biggest love of all was his family, and more specifically his seven children. He loved each of them uniquely and passionately. Mercedes and Samantha became part of Danny’s life and he of theirs when he married their mother, Marcy, in October of 1998. He loved being part of their lives and watching them grow into beautiful young women. Danny passed on his love for hunting to Mercedes, as they shared a passion for the peace of the woods. There was no mistaking his first born, Emily, undeniably a daddy’s girl from the start. The bond they shared was something special that is unique to a father and his daughter. And then came, Zachary. A spitting image of Danny, with brown, almost black eyes and hair that mirrored Danny’s to a tee. He and Zach shared a passion for sales, and he couldn’t have been prouder to see Zach follow in his footsteps. In 2011, Danny married Catherine Scott Nixon and in 2018, Danny adopted Catherine’s three children, Davis, Connor and Abby without any reluctance. He loved them from the beginning and was actively involved in each of their lives attending swim meets, driving them to school and teaching them to draw their favorite things.  Danny’s tender heart and understanding of Davis’s special needs lead to this unique relationship and bond with Davis.

Danny’s internal compass was always pointed to family and faith and his legacy will endure always.

Danny is survived by his children Emily, Zachary, Mercedes, Samantha, Connor, Abby and Davis; Wife, Catherine Eagen; Grandson, Carson Carruth; Sister; Lisa (Tim) Miller; Brother Jeffrey Eagen; Nieces Leah Crane and Sarah Michaels. Nephew Joshua Miller. Great Nieces Andie and Mia and Great Nephew Eagen.  He was preceded in death by his Father Dennis Eagen, his Mother Virginia Eagen, and brother David Eagen.

A Funeral Mass celebrating Danny’s Life will begin at 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 15th at Corpus Christi Catholic Church 600 Mountain View Drive Stone Mountain GA 30083.

Family will receive guests preceding the funeral in visitation from 10:00 – 11:00 on February 15th at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Reception to follow at Church Gym.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: FOCUS- https://focus-ga.org/

Whose mission is to embrace and equip families of children with disabilities to make everyday life better.

“Into the darkness you shine, out of the ashes we rise” – Chris Tomlin

Services

Visitation: February 15, 2022 10:00 am - February 15, 2022 11:00 am

Corpus Christi Catholic Church
600 Mountain View Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

770-469-0395

Memorial Mass: February 15, 2022 11:00 am - February 15, 2022 12:00 pm

Corpus Christi Catholic Church
600 Mountain View Dr
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

770-469-0395

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  1. CandleImageWhat a beautiful person. We never got to meet, but when you were facing surgery, you asked if the video of your mother’s Community Service Award from 11 Alive was available, and we posted it to you. (It’s available on the wellsforhopeforsouthsudan.org website.) You were in our thoughts and many prayers, especially from your family at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, where your family gave us so much. Be at peace, finally, Danny, and hug your mom for us. I’m sure she’s already met my mom and dad and I’m sure they are great friends, along with Dennis and all the parishioners and faithful who’ve gone ahead.

  2. Wow !!! What a beautiful person inside and out !!!! He loves his kids so much and was a great friend, I am so blessed to have had him in my life we always laughed harder then I ever had when he was around. Heaven really gained a Angel I know he will always hold a very special place in my heart ❤️ Love you always

  3. Danny was always the brightest person in the room. But that’s why Sheryl and him were the best of friends. He always found us and surprised us with his love and laughs. He loved with his whole heart and loved his family first. I have never met anyone else in the world but my wife with the spunky and love that he and she had. I made a best friend and loved him so much.

  4. CandleImageDaniel was a wonderful, kindhearted man. He loved his children so very much! I will always be a pleasure to work with him. We always talked via phone or video chat. The conversations were a little bit of work, and a lot of laughter. A gentle soul that is gone too soon. You will me missed.

  5. I met Daniel when he was looking for for parts for his yellow jeep . We started talking about hunting and told him we might have a spot in our club . He jumped right in. He definitely loved hunting and being in the outdoors. He was a pleasure to be around and will be missed .
    David Cayce

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