James Leon Eckland

August 31, 1931May 4, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of James Eckland announces his passing on Friday May 4, 2018 at the age of 86.

Jim will be lovingly remembered by Cay, his cherished wife of 45 years, and his sons Andy (Kathi) and Al (Trish). He will also be fondly remembered by his granddaughters Kaitlin and Emily. Born in Chicago, IL in 1931 the youngest of three children to Andrew and Carrie Eckland, Jim was predeceased by his sister Jane and his brother Bob.

A longtime resident of Bentwater, where he made many wonderful friends, Jim was an avid golfer. He also volunteered at St. James Episcopal Church on a regular basis. A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 14, at 2 o’clock at St. James Episcopal Church in Conroe.


  • Memorial Service Monday, May 14, 2018

James Leon Eckland

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Rae-Jean Young

May 10, 2018

Jim was such a special man..always a kind word when you would see him...He will be missed by so many in peace Jim

Morris Bayard

May 8, 2018

Jim, I was sorry to learn of your passing. I don't suppose "divot duty" is needed where you are now.
God Bless,
Morris Bayard

Stacey Buick

May 7, 2018

Jim was always so happy to see someone, as if they were the most important person; it was a gift and it made him very special to me. Always enjoyed his stories too. He was a warm, welcoming gentleman and will be missed by everyone who knew him. Our LORD has ushered him into heaven now, where we will see him again. I pray the wonderful memories of him will bring great comfort and peace to his family.

Len Carroll

May 7, 2018

Jim was a wonderful soul who was loved and respected by everyone who came into contact with him. Jim and Cay were among the first people we met at Bentwater and I cannot remember one time that they were at the club that they did not greet and visit with us. Jim was like the mayor of Bentwater and seemed to know every person at the club all of the time. Jim and Cay were the icons of the Friday night scramble and we will all sorely miss him. Tami and I send our prayers to Cay and their family. Rest in peace my friend. You had a wonderful life well lived.

Shirley Parrish

May 7, 2018

Jim was a genuine caring person and friend to all. Whenever someone entered the room, he always took the time to say “hello, how are you?” and, always waited for an answer even if he was in the middle of playing a “grand slam” bridge hand. Jim touched the hearts of many. His memories will continue to bring joy to those who knew him.

Jean Bergstrom

May 7, 2018

My memories of Jim are during the many years I sang with the Chordbusters. We would all be gathered in his home to practice and he would come in after golf always with a smile on his face. Often, if we were in the middle of practicing a song, he would sing along with us. Sweet man who will be missed by all of us.