David Craig Eckles "Dave", 61 of Gainesville, FL passed away peacefully on October 5, 2012 at the V.A. in Gainesville, FL. Born on July 10, 1951 in Hollywood, CA, Dave moved to Gainesville 33 years ago. He was an Army veteran who served in Vietnam and was a plumber by trade. A long time employee of Church's Plumbing in Gainesville, FL. Dave enjoyed his job and was a hard worker, but he also loved collecting coins, stamps, rocks and arrowheads and was an avid Nascar and Dallas Cowboy fan.

Dave is preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Jeanetta and Art Riddle, father, Charles Eckles and brother-in-law, Kenny Boe. He is survived by his 2 daughters, Crystal (Vance) Crowder of Newberry, FL and Denise (Corey) Chyczewski of Spokane, WA; 6 beautiful grandchildren, Alexis, Bryan, Colton, Kyle, Ethan and Keaton; ex-wife, Roxanne Eckles; Aunt, Lina Eckles Higginbottom Vaughn, CA; 1 brother, Scott Eckles; 4 sisters Bonnie Boe, Sharon (Tom) Flanagan, Doris (Tom) Gay, all from Reno, Nevada and Valorie (Bob) Monaco of Lancaster, CA; Best friend, Harry Doughtery of Waldo, FL and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are being made by Moring Funeral Home in Melrose, FL. A private service will be held at a later time.

Funeral Home

Moring Funeral Home
310 State Road 26 Melrose, FL 32666
(352) 475-2201

Published in Gainesville Sun from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2012