OBITUARY

TIMOTHY SCOTT ECKERY

April 10, 1957November 13, 2020

Timothy Scott Eckery, 63, died November 13, 2020, with his loved ones by his side in Jacksonville, Florida.

Tim was born on April 10, 1957 in Lincoln Nebraska, to Donald and Sharon Eckery. He attended Saint Johns and Pius X Highschool. He married Karen Brammer in 1977. He had two boys, Timothy born 1978 and Christopher born, 1980. During his time in Lincoln he was employed by Metro Mail. He moved to Omaha Nebraska in the 90’s and then moved to Woodbury Minnesota to work for US Bank. He was transferred to Jacksonville, Florida in 2012 where he later retired in 2020.

During his childhood he had many fond memories including spending weekends at Lake Waconda, swimming at Meadowdale Pool and playing in his backyard tree house with his younger siblings, Tom and Diane. So many things made Tim smile, especially the people around him and his beloved dog Dinger. Throughout his life he had many proud moments that included his High School graduation, the birth of his sons and joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. On the weekends you could find Tim shopping at one of his favorite retail shops or spending time on his back porch where he enjoyed his flowers and watching the hummingbirds. He was a spiritual man and was an active member of his faith where he devoted much of his time and energy.

Tim will be remembered as a devoted friend and for befriending and defending the underdog. He always had a smile and a great sense of humor. He enjoyed interacting with people of all ages. He had a flair for fashion, home decor, a large variety of music (except country). Tim is one of a kind.

Mr. Eckery is survived by his mother, Sharon Hitz, sons Timothy (Elizabeth) Eckery of Buena Park, CA, and Christopher Eckery (Melanie Brinkman) of Lincoln, NE; sister, Diane (Dennis) Brozek of Lincoln, NE, as well as his brother, Thomas (Gregg Widick) Eckery of Lincoln, NE. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Karen Kay and Opal Rose Eckery and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Donald Eckery.

Tim expressed many times his eternal gratitude to the lung donor who gave him hope with every breath and the dedicated doctors and nurses who cared for him at Mayo Clinic.

The family will receive friends at Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel on Tuesday, November 17 from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Funeral services for Tim will be held on Wednesday, November 18 at 10:00 am with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery to follow. The service will be available online for any who would like to attend virtually. Please visit either https://youtu.be/5yBFUzQU1Mk or https://youtu.be/uP3wmqmPwsk

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Memories

TIMOTHY SCOTT ECKERY

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Brian Iannucci

November 21, 2020

Mr. Tim, as he was known by our family, could always be counted on for a smile and a wave. In the few years we spent as neighbors, Mr. Tim was a friend to all; but most especially our son, Andrew. On countless nights, Andrew would see Mr. Tim walking his dog and take a walk. Doubtlessly, their conversations were deep and meaningful, and a formative experience for a young man in his elementary school years.

Mr. Tim has been, and will continue to be, in our thoughts and memories. He will be missed.

-The Iannucci Family

Linda Matthews

November 19, 2020

Mr. Eckery was a very special man. I was one of his nurses and I always looked forward to seeing him every day ! His beautiful smile always made my day better! One day I shared the loss of my pet after 17 years. He wanted to make me feel better so he sang me the song Amazing Grace with a trach! The recording is on his phone ! I was so blessed to have known him! He will always have a special place in my heart forever. ❤️

Pam Smythe

November 19, 2020

I worked with Tim at Metromail.
So sorry for your loss
Pam Smythe

Gene and Connie Olson

November 18, 2020

Dearest Sharon and family,

We watched the wonderful service for Tim this morning. What a blessing to be able to virtually be with you during his celebration of life! Thank you.

Words of hope.......
Hugs of comfort......
Memories of a very special person.....

Tim, Tom and Diane were youngsters when we first met, and through the years we have been updated about them and their growing families via many card games and photos with Sharon, a dear friend.

As you all share, talk, laugh and remember Tim - may you truly find your special memories and those shared by so many others will keep him forever present in your hearts. Hang on to them and each other for gentle peace and comfort.

Love and Prayers,
Gene and Connie Olson,
Lincoln, NE

God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble.
Psalm 46:1

Billy Fink

November 17, 2020

My heart is absolutely broken right now! 😢😭
Tim was the Vice President of Corporate Trust at U.S. Bank and he took me under his wing as my mentor for 6 years. I remember the 1st time I ever met him. U.S. Bank had a giant yearly employee appreciation meeting where there were thousands of employees. I was excited to see what other departments in the bank had to offer. I brought 20 business cards with me with the goal of meeting 20 people and learning about each of their departments. I noticed Tim watching me move through the room and I approached him and introduced myself and shook his hand. He was so amused by the fact that I had zero fear moving through the room approaching complete strangers and looking for knowledge. At that point I had no idea he was the Vice President!!!! A few days later Tim called me and asked if I would like the opportunity to be his mentee and he would be my mentor.

In the time of being his mentee I received 5 promotions and made him proud of me. He helped me learn and grow as a person more than anyone else on this earth and that's a fact! He was selfless and so caring. He never got anything for mentoring me other than watching me grow and our friendship. He was truly an amazing person and it's my honor to call him my friend and Mentor!

Rest in peace my friend! You are truly missed!

Kelly Cobbett

November 17, 2020

Dearest Tim (or "Sir" as we liked to call you) - I am so sad to hear of your passing, but grateful for the years I did get to work for and with you at the bank. Your sense of humor, kindness, and fun-loving nature made rough days tolerable and good days even better.

If I could remember why Daika and I decided to gift you a llama for Christmas (via Heifer International) I'm sure it would be a good story, but I'll be darned if I can! Suffice it to say that this is the kind of wholesome shenanigans you inspired in us, and that YOU, Sir, will never be forgotten.

Much love to you, and peace to your family, friends and Dinger as they grieve this loss.

Kelly Cobbett



Kathleen Maley

November 16, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the Eckery family

My husband Ed and I are saddened by Tim’s passing. I met him a few years ago when I became his infusion nurse. Every week I would see Tim in his home and he was always pleasant and just so kind. He always made us feel welcome. He and my husband would have some great conversations on many different topics to include politics, faith, and any stories my husband would feel the need to talk about. I’ll never forget the Red Bull can attached to your IV tubing and you asked if I could just infuse it into your vein. I cracked up so hard. It was just so funny. I looked forward to our visits and I know you did too.
It was an honor being your nurse and I’ll miss you as well as Ding greeting me at the door and him barking like he didn’t know me. Then he would just lay under the table by my feet. Love Ding.
Thank you for touching our lives in such a huge way. Thank you for coming with us to our choir concert and midnight mass last Christmas.
Most of all thank you for being a good friend.
Until we meet again, may God wrap you in His loving arms. Rest easy dear friend💕💕🙏🏻🙏🏻

Greg Hanson

November 16, 2020

Ohhhh, Timmer, you were loved by all and will be greatly missed.
I worked with Tim in Minnesota at Dynamark/FairIsaac Corp beginning in the mid '90's. Tim was an outstanding employee...so much so that I hired him again when I took a job with U.S.Bank. He was not only a great employee, but his staff truly respected & loved him. A great leader. I not only worked with Tim, but we became good friends. We ate lunch together almost every day for a few years. His stories! And Dinger! When an opening came up in my Jacksonville group, Tim jumped on the opportunity, and again came through successfully leading a large bank operations center there.
What a gem. Tim, you will be forever missed. Anyone who knew you will have a smile on their face when they think of you. You're the best, Timmer.
My sincere sympathies to Tim's family (I heard great things about you!) and to all who knew him.
Greg Hanson
Minneapolis, MN

"KAT" Jones

November 16, 2020

My heart is so saddened to hear , but guess what......You might be gone out of sight but you will always be in my heart Timothy !
Sending healing prayers , PEACE and comforting hugs to the Eckery family and church family who will miss you dearly.
Never will I forget those conversations that always ended with such a smile, as you guided me at USB with such great inspiration.
Never will I forget the time when we ran into each other coincidentally at Winn-Dixie and ohhhh......did I laugh so loud in the store about all the good food, desserts and that one box of peanut M&M's in your buggy !

Timothy-Until we meet again , think of heaven as "Key West" your favorite vacation spot in Florida !

"Rest Peacefully"

Julio Aldecocea

November 16, 2020

Dear Tim,
When your eulogy is being read you’d be proud of what was said. You were full of faith, courage and strength. Rest in peace, my friend!

Julio Aldecocea

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