Paul F. Eckart, 77 of Bedford, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at Bedford Memorial Hospital. He was born on Friday, Dec. 28, 1934 in Bedford County, a son of the late Edward Paul Eckart and Sarah Frances Overstreet Eckart. He was a retired foreman with English Construction having been employed for forty-nine and 1/2 years. He was a member of the Little Switzerland Hunt Club, the Buckingham Bucks Hunt Club and was also a member of Laurel Grove Presbyterian Church. He was also a U. S. Army
veteran. Surviving is his wife, Glenda Callahan Eckart; three sons, Paul Eckart and wife, Tammy, Michael Eckart and wife, Carolyn, Ronnie Eckart and wife, Janie all of Bedford; seven grandchildren, Christopher Eckart and wife, Ashley, Matthew Eckart and wife, Brandy, Daniel Eckart, Katie Beth Eckart, Eric Donald, Chris Carter, Boyce Craig; one great grandchild; a brother, Jerry Eckart and wife, Marie of Bedford; a sister, Bonnie Toms and husband, Ronald of Bedford; his step-mother/mother-in-law, Irene Eckart; a very special aunt, Virginia Brown; special cousins, Mary Stevens and Marie Hoover; special friends, Barbara Fielder and Nancy Ruff. Funeral services will be held at the graveside at Holy Land USA Cemetery on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at 11 am with Rev. Mark Oblinger and Rev. Jimmy Dooley officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 8 pm at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.