Richard T. Eckle

September 30, 1933November 25, 2013
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Richard T. Eckle, age 80 of Xenia, passed away Monday, November 25, 2013 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence E. and F. Louise (Cook) Eckle, as well as two children: Nancy Jean Eckle and James Whitman Eckle, and a sister, Patricia Dumford. He is survived by his wife, Nancy J. (Lessard) Eckle, as well as three children: Margery J. Murphy of Xenia, Daniel R. and Lora Eckle of Centerville and Catherine E. and husband Fred Hull of TX. A sister, Rosemary Armbrust of IN, also survives him, as do six grandchildren: Elizabeth M. Comer (Tom), Stephanie E. Eldridge (Andrew), Mackenzie C. Eckle, Meredith C. Eckle, Ethan J. Hull and Aidan N. Hull, three-and-a-half great- grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Following his service in the US Navy, Richard was employed by SBC/Ameritech/Ohio Bell for 38 years as a foreman prior to his retirement. Following his retirement he delivered flowers for Wickline’s Florist for ten years. A memorial service will be held at 3 PM on Friday, November 29, 2013 at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME BEAVERCREEK Chapel, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. at Grange Hall. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of the Miami Valley in Richard’s memory.


  • Memorial Service Friday, November 29, 2013

Richard T. Eckle

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Tom Armbrust

December 9, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My mother was fortunate to have a brother like Uncle Dick, including myself, Mindy and Steve.

Take care.

Bob & Louise Kelly

December 3, 2013

I'm glad that we saw all of you this summer. It's a time that I will never forget. Our prayers are with you.

Karon Jones

December 2, 2013

Catherine-We are so sorry for the loss of your dad. Love to your mom, you and your brother and sister.

Aimee Morris-Lessard

December 1, 2013

To my Eckle Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Dick was a great person, and he will surely be missed. May you find some peace in knowing he will now be with James and Nancy Jean. You all have been through so much these past years, and I want you to know my heart goes out to you all. Take care. Aimee, Zach and Ty

Maria Bonet

December 1, 2013

Dear Catherine and family,
Our condolences for your lost. Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. We will pray God to keep you strong and safe for your family. Big hug to you all from us. The Bonet Family.

November 30, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Bill Lessard

November 29, 2013

Nancy and family,
Our thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow. We are remembering many fond memories of Richard and know he will be missed by many. He was a kind and gentle man. Our thoughts are with you all today, wish we could have been able to attend the memorial service. Love Buzz and Barbara

November 29, 2013

Aunt Nancy, Margery, Daniel, and Catherine,
We are thinking of you all at this most difficult time. We will always remember Uncle Dick as such a kind and caring man. He will surely be missed. We hope you find peace in knowing that he is now with James and Nancy Jean in heaven.
Love, Laurie, Jack and Family

Marla Kessler

November 28, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. I am so glad you were able to spend time with him recently. I know you have been such a strength to your parents. You are a wonderful daughter and I know your mom is so thankful to have you with her, helping her.

November 28, 2013

Good by my friend. May you be with God.

Fred Brandenburg class'51