Floyd Hubert Echerd
May 3, 1932 – November 28, 2019
China Grove Mr. Floyd Hubert Echerd, age 87 passed away after a period of declining health at his home on Thursday, November 28, 2019. Mr. Echerd was born on May 3, 1932 in Kannapolis and was the son of the late Foak Echerd and Euna Mays Echerd. He served his country in the US Air Force. Mr. Echerd was a member of Lutheran Chapel Church in China Grove. After graduating from Catawba College, he became an electrical engineer for Western Electric. After retirement, he got his contractor’s license and enjoyed building and developing a few homes and properties. He loved to go snow skiing, deer hunting and being outdoors. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 68 years, Mary Frances "Frankie" Overcash Echerd and his son Steven Echerd (Vicki) and his daughter Sharon Edwards (Mike), as well as grandchildren, Justin Echerd, Jaime McGeachey (Cory), Candice Caldwell (Logan) Patrick Edwards, and Cameron Ross Edwards (Ali). Also surviving him are his great grandchildren Jackson McGeachey, Callan McGeachey, Callie Caldwell, Ryleigh Edwards, Harvey Edwards, Stryker Edwards and Louis Edwards. Visitation will be on Monday December 2, 2019 from 9:30 am till 10:45 am at Lutheran Chapel Church Fellowship Hall and Funeral Service to follow at 11:00 am in the sanctuary of Lutheran Chapel Church with Rev. Susan Bame and Rev. Tony Bradshaw, officiating. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. The family of Mr. Echerd would like to thank nurses Angie from Trellis and Sonya from Bayada as well as his loving nurse Ashley from Dr. Goodman’s office for the care that they gave their loved one during his illness.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lutheran Chapel Church, P.O. Box 152 China Grove, NC 28023 Online condolences may be made to the family at www.linn-honeycutt.com
- Visitation Monday, December 2, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, December 2, 2019
Floyd Hubert Echerd
Jim and Annette Rhea
December 2, 2019
Our family met the Echerd family about 1960 in New Jersey. My dad and Floyd both worked for Western Electric and they lived in the same housing development. There had never been a nicer person or family than them. Having known someone for almost 60 years you cannot help but have good memories. Too many to list individually. Our families and connection stayed as strong as any family bond there is. I have called them Floyd and Frankie for so long I cannot remember ever calling them Mr. And Mrs. Echerd. I am sure their children, Steve and Sharon, always remember addressing my parents as Bob and Ruby and not Mr. or Mrs. Rhea. It mat seem like a small thing but isn't it the "small" things in life you really remember? I always looked forward to his preparing pork bar-b-que. There is some discrepancy as to how many sandwiches I would eat but that just adds to the lore. Since my mother passed 8 years ago, I told Frankie that at least now my Mom and Floyd can spend time together and talk. Frankie said we know who will do most of the talking (Mom) and I definitely agree. It was a life well-lived and well-loved as a husband, father, brother, and grand-father. We all can only hope the same thing can be said of our lives when our time on Earth has ended. Love to the entire Echerd family from my Dad, my wife, and myself. May God soften the loss of Floyd by the good memories he left for all of us.