Janet Lee (McCray) Eckard

March 30, 1934 ~ December 7, 2018 (age 84)


Janet Lee (McCray) Eckard, 84, of Franklin, W.Va., went to be with her Lord and her husband William Roy “Buck” Eckard on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Pendleton Manor.

She was born March 30, 1934 in the Clover Creek area of Highland County, a daughter to the late Etta (Hoover) and Joseph Clinton McCray.

On September 5, 1953, Janet and Buck were united in marriage and remained lovingly committed to each other for 35 years until his passing on September 13, 1988.

A dedicated member of the Presbyterian church, she enjoyed reading her bible daily until the loss of her sight. She loved bingo, card games, yard sales, country music and fishing. But above all, Janet was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who had an unending love for her family.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, Brown and Clyde McCray; as well as, four sisters, Adeline Bodkin, Ethel Bodkin, Lydia Wilfong and Annie Florence Weekley.

Surviving family members include her son, William “Bill” Eckard and wife Tracy of Sugar Grove; two daughters, Martha Lee Phimmasone of Timberville, Va. and Jannetta Sue Eckard and  William “Will” Limerick of Buena Vista, Va.; brother, Edison McCray of Bridgewater, Va.; sister, Mary Simmons of Maryland; as well as 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held 1 p.m., Friday, December 14, 2018 at Obaugh Funeral Home with Pastor Calvin Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Head Waters Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In addition to her grandsons, pallbearers include Jacob Frame, Chris Thompson and Tom Griffin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Janet Eckard Memorial Fund, c/o Blue Grass Valley Bank, P.O. Box 516, Monterey, Va. 24465.

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December 14, 2018

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Obaugh Funeral Home
8739 Highland Turnpike
McDowell, VA 24458

Funeral Service
December 14, 2018

1:00 PM
Obaugh Funeral Home
8739 Highland Turnpike
McDowell, VA 24458

Interment following funeral service
December 14, 2018

Head Waters Cemetery
Highland Turnpike
Head Waters, VA 24422


Janet Eckard Memorial Fund, c/o Blue Grass Valley Bank
PO Box 516, Monterey VA 24465

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