Bobby W. Eckard, 79, of Ocean Isle Beach, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in Autumn Care of Shallotte surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Icard on Dec. 5, 1933, he was a son of the late Theodore William and May Lowman Eckard.
Mr. Eckard was a retired engineer from United Technologies in Connecticut after 39 years of service.
Following retirement, Bobby and his wife moved to Ocean Isle Beach in 1994, where they became members of Seaside United Methodist in Sunset Beach and the Calabash Elks Lodge
Mr. Eckard was preceded in death by two brothers, Dwight Eckard and Winfred Eckard; two sisters, Charlotte Street and Nileen Williams.
Survivors include his wife of 59-and-a-half years, Anne S. Eckard; a daughter, Debra E. Shaw and husband Jack of Newnan, Ga.; a granddaughter, Taylor E. Shaw of Newnan, Ga.; a brother, Edward Eckard and wife Frances of Hickory; a sister, Betty E. Herman and husband Robert of W. Warwick, R.I.; a sister-in-law, Allie Eckard of Denver; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in Seaside United Methodist Church. Inurnment followed in the church columbarium.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to Camp Dogwood, P.O. Box 39, Sherrills Ford, NC 28657.
Private online condolences may be sent to www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements by Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory, Shallotte.