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  • "Anne,I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Bobby,he was a..."
    - Valerie Goad
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Bobby W. Eckard, 79, of Ocean Isle Beach, NC died Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in Autumn Care of Shallotte surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Icard, NC on December 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, NC in 1994, where they became members of Seaside United Methodist, Sunset Beach, NC and the Calabash Elks Lodge. Mr. Eckard was preceded in death by two brothers, Dwight Eckard, Winfred Eckard; two sisters, Charlotte Street and Nileen Williams.

Survivors include his wife of 591/2 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, NC; a sister, Betty E. Herman and husband Robert of W. Warwick, RI; a sister-in-law, Allie Eckard of Denver, NC and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 24, 2013 in the Seaside United Methodist Church. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to Camp Dogwood, PO Box 39, Sherrills Ford, NC 28657.

Private online condolences may be sent to

Brunswick Funeral Service & Crematory, Shallotte, NC

Online condolences at

Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2013
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