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Duane Geckler Sr.

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A memorial service at a later date will be announced for Freddie Duane Geckler Sr., 80, of Sacramento, who passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, in Durant, Okla.
Duane was born April 4, 1927, in Oklahoma City to Henery and Mayme (Hinton) Geckler. He attended school in New Mexico and went to work at an early age with the forestry service, then later as a grounds and road operator.
He married his wife Carolyn July 23, 1955, in Carlsbad. After his retirement, he went to work as a cattle inspector. He enjoyed painting, hunting and woodcrafts. Duane will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Ronald Geckler.
Duane is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Carolyn, of the home; sons Freddie Duane Geckler Jr. and wife Phyllis, of Durant, Okla.; Steve Hinton, of Odessa, Texas, daughters Leatrice Geckler, of Albuquerque, Sheryl Anderson and husband Ron, of Oklahoma City, and Andrea Hicks and husband Don, of Schertz, Texas; grandchildren Cody, Shilo, David, Jason, Rhonda, Gary, Shannon, Meagan and Chad; 12 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and a host of friends.
Condolences may be sent to the family at [email protected] Please reference the name of the deceased in all correspondence.
Brown's Durant Funeral Service and Texoma Cremation Service are handling the arrangements.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Dec. 5 to Dec. 19, 2007
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