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Hickory Funeral Home

1031 11th Avenue Blvd SE, Hickory, NC

OBITUARY

Jay Lee Eckard

August 6, 1940July 25, 2020
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Jay Lee Eckard, 79, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Trinity Village in Hickory. He was born on August 6, 1940 to the late Arthur Cletus Eckard and Edna Lail Eckard in Catawba County. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Fulbright Eckard; sisters, Irene Clontz, Pauline Triplett, Joanne Killian; brothers, Carl, Ray, Jack and Donald Eckard. Survivors include his sons, Kevin Eckard of Hickory, Kermit Eckard of Conover; granddaughter Bailey Eckard; grandson, Tyler Eckard; and brother, Harold Eckard. He will lie-in-state on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. at Hickory Funeral Home. The family will not be present. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 10: 00 a.m. Catawba Memorial Park. Pastor Leonard Bolick will be officiating the service. Memorials may be made to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.

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  • LIE IN STATE

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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Barry & Tanya Hartsoe

July 30, 2020

Kermit,
We are blessed to have you as our neighbor and friend. We know you loved your dad very much and are so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you, your brother and all of your family during this difficult time. Love: Barry, Tanya, Aspen and Carsyn

Daryl Clark

July 28, 2020

Kevin and Kermit , your dad was a great man who taught me a great deal when I was a Boy Scout , I have many fond memories of the numerous camping trips with him and the scouts , I know he will be greatly missed , prayers for you and your family . Daryl Clark

Steve and Bea Isenhour

July 27, 2020

JayLee was not afraid of a hard day’s work and raised his sons accordingly. Our sincere condolences to Kermit and Kevin.

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