Warren Raye Eckert

August 17, 1947May 11, 2019

Warren Raye Eckert, 71, of Hooks, TX passed away May 11, 2019 in a local hospital. Mr. Eckert was born August 17, 1947 in Baltimore, MD. He was a Sunday School Director for Myrtle Springs Methodist Church in Florida; Virginia Beach Methodist Church and Scott Memorial Methodist Church. He was a LCdr in the U. S. Navy, a graduate of the Naval Academy, and a helicopter pilot.

He was an excellent husband and a great father.

Survivors include, wife Dixie Eckert; two sons and daughter-in-law, Layne Eckert of Plano, TX and Travis and Erin Eckert of Texarkana, TX

Family receive friends from 12pm to 2pm Saturday, May 18, 2019 at East Funeral Home-Downtown.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of East Funeral Home - Downtown.

Online tributes may be made at


  • Wife Dixie Eckert
    Son, Layne Eckert of Plano, TX
    Son and daughter-in-law, Travis and Erin Eckert of Texarkana, TX


  • Family and friends gathering Saturday, May 18, 2019


Warren Raye Eckert

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Catherine Yates

May 18, 2019

Hello Mrs. Eckert,

We don’t know each other very well but I remember when you, Mr. Eckert, Layne and I went to a musical when you were in town. He was so enraptured by the music and beauty of the show, it left a lasting impression on me. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Please let me know if there’s anything you need or that I can do!!

Rick and Janie Bishop

May 18, 2019

Dixie, I’m sorry to hear about Warren. We love our friendship that started at COTR many years ago. Rick and I are out of town but know our heart and prayers are with you at this time!
Janie Bishop

Regina Clevenger Coon

May 18, 2019

Dear Dixie and Family, we are sending our sincerest sympathies on your loss of Warren. Such a shock. Will always remember his great sense of humor, his great smile and those blue eyes that always seemed to be planning the next joke on someone. He has left everyone much too soon and will be so missed.

I will always remember Warren taking Laurel and I to play Putt Putt and me hitting the ball up and over the fence...of course Warren had a commentary about my golf --Putt Putt skills. Lol.
Much Love to you and family,
Regina Clevenger Coon, Nelson and sons Corey and Shaun
Laurel Clevenger Clifford and Dick
Elizabeth Clevenger Roberts and daughter Grace

Jennifer Caldwell

May 16, 2019

We Caldwell’s just love yal! Dixie and Travis we are so sorry about Warren. Sure do miss yal! Dixie call me sometime or even Travis you can. Here is my number.
902-293-4977 love to see yal.
Unfortunately I can’t come. Jeff is working and me.. can’t get out of this situation. Hopefully I can. If so I’ll be at visitation.

Love you!

Jeff and Jennifer

Ps Joshua is married

Dixie, remember you and Warren had him in three-year-old class! At CO TR
Travis my best memory of you when you used the churches cam recorder and recorded the easter egg hunt in the Kidzone! ! We would run into each other with my own LOL ! Good times!
I remember running into you with my own cam recorder !! Haha

Sure do miss yal!

Lisa Nolen

May 16, 2019

Dixie, I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Love Lisa

Donna Martin

May 15, 2019

Warren (Mr. Dixie) will always hold a special place in our hearts. Our Love and Prayers go out to his sweet family.
Kelly, Donna, & Erica Martin

Tamii Whitworth

May 15, 2019

He always greeted me with a smile and kind word. His enthusiasm and fervor for Christ was evident in everything he did. We loved him very much. May peace be with Dixie and her family.

Bob & Shirley Ward

May 15, 2019

Dixie, I loved reconnecting with you at The 1968 Class Reunion. It was wonderful meeting Warren and seeing the amazing man you married. Shirley also loved meeting you both. We extend our Deepest Sympathy. If there is anything we can help you with, let us know. Wish we could be there in your time of sorrow. Remember the good times. Love, Bob & Shirley Ward

Richard Keister

May 14, 2019

Condolences for the Eckert family. Prayers for you Dixie for comfort during this sad time.

Cookie Lowther

May 14, 2019

Dixie - I was so sorry to read about your husband's passing. May God bless and comfort you and your family at this most difficult time and in the days ahead.