Eldon Eckard, age 89, of Sugar Grove, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 surrounded by loving family at the home of his great-granddaughter.
Born November 19, 1927, in Sugar Grove, WV, he was the youngest son of the late Noah Webster and Malinda Louella (Simmons) Eckard.
A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Eckard honorably served during the Korean War. Following his discharge, he went on to work several jobs prior to his employment in Bill Bowers’ poultry operation, where he remained 40 years until his retirement. Mr. Eckard was a member of St. Paul Independent Lutheran Church and VFW Post 9666.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Eckard was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Mary Elizabeth (Rexrode) Eckard; as well as his brother, Clyde Eckard.
Surviving family members include his daughter, Linda Sue Sheffer of Lacy Spring; granddaughter, Mary Renee Saylor and husband, Edward of Lacy Spring; great-granddaughter, Laura Renee Reubush and husband, Brian of Mt. Clinton; great-grandson, Timothy John Eckard and fiancée, Abigayle Hassler both of New Market; great-great-grandchildren, Samuel, Blake, Lukus, and Scarlett Reubush; as well as his beloved dog, Bear.
A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m., Saturday, December 3, 2016 at St. Paul Independent Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jerry Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Active pallbearers include Timothy Eckard, Edward Saylor, Brian and Samuel Reubush, Gary Sheffer, Bill Rexrode, Wendell Pitsenbarger and Ronnie Lambert.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Independent Lutheran Church, c/o Delbert Rexrode, Jr., 527 Windrush Lane, Doe Hill, VA 24433.
St. Paul Independent Lutheran Church
527 Windrush Lane, Doe Hill VA 24433