James William Eckert

Born: Tue., Jun. 2, 1931
Died: Sun., Jun. 22, 2014


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James William Eckert, born June 2, 1931, died on June 22, 2014.  He was 83.  Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa he was the son of the late Carl William Eckert and Anna Munch Eckert.  James graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs and he married Phyllis Jane Dollen.  He proudly served his country during the Korean War in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in September of 1951.  For thirty-seven years he worked as a sales manager for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation retiring in 1987.  In July of 1993 he moved from Roswell, GA to Lake Oconee where he enjoyed golfing and was a member of Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Eckert of Greensboro, GA; two sons, David Eckert of Colorado Springs, CO and Daniel Eckert of Griffin, GA; grandson, Matthew Eckert and wife Laura and their children, Bradley, Ella and Shelby of Colorado Springs, CO., sister Joan Bunten of Iowa and brother Richard Eckert of Arizona.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of James would be greatly appreciated to Abbey Hospice, 215 Azalea Court, Social Circle, GA  30025.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St.  Greensboro, GA, 30642 (706)453-2626, is in charge of arrangements.  Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.  

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Noreen Rivers
   Posted Sun June 22, 2014
My Dear Phyllis - I am so sorry to hear of Jim's death. I will hold you in my thoughts and prayers. I will never forget this sly smile as he put his hand in his pocket and came out with the goodies for us at the library! My love and sympathy to you and family. Noreen

Kay Eadie
   Posted Sun June 22, 2014
Phyllis, John and I were so very sorry to hear about Jim's condition and death. He is in a far better place now and no longer suffering.

Please take care of yourself. You have your own health issue to deal with. You are in our prayers.

Love, Kay and John

Robert keeter
   Posted Tue June 24, 2014
Dear Phyllis,

I send my greatest sympathies to your family. Jim was a great mentor in my life and helped me in many ways. I will always feel tremendous gratitude and friendship toward you and your family.

Bob Keeter

Chuck Newton
   Posted Tue June 24, 2014
Dear Phyllis,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Jim was both mentor and friend. I will always remember the wisdom he tried to instill in me and the wit used to get his point across.

Chuck Newton

Alan Newton
   Posted Tue June 24, 2014
Dear Phyllis;
It is with heavy heart and the deepest of sympathy, I send you, David and Daniel my condolences. Jim played many parts in my life all of which I shall cherish for the rest of mine. I shall always consider Jim as one of my dearest and most cherished of friends. I am sure that Jim created laughter and friends where ever visited and will continue to do so in his final journey. You will be sincerely missed Big Guy. Alan

Hoyt Higgins
   Posted Tue June 24, 2014
Dear Phyllis:

Lesta and I send our love and prayers in this time of great loss. Jim was a friend to many and will be sorely missed. Take care of yourself and know that God is with you, as are many friends throughout the country.

Hoyt Higgins

Thomas Toombs
   Posted Tue June 24, 2014
Dear Phyllis
Barbara and I send our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Jim was a friend a mentor a teacher and companion for many years. He is in a better place now {not on a slow boat to China} . I will cherish our memories. I will pray for a complete healing for you.
Tom Toombs

Sarah Egerer
   Posted Wed June 25, 2014
Dear Phyllis,
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Jim. Please know our thoughts are with you and let us know if there is anything we can do.
Warm wishes,
Sarah, Brad and Orgil

Lorraine (Epperson) (Schumann) Ferrel
   Posted Wed June 25, 2014
Phyllis and Family: So sorry to hear about Jim. Just can't believe that it has been 65 years since we graduated from A.L. Jim was just about a month older that I am. My health is wonderful - had thyroid cancer in 2007, outside of that, I am feeling great. My first husband (Elmer) passed away in 1984, and I remarried again to Joe in 1991. We are now living in Greenfield, MO. My prayers go out to you!!

Nancy & Harry Bufford
   Posted Thu June 26, 2014
Hi Phyllis sorry to here about Jim. we will keep you in our payers.

Love Nancy & Harry Bufford

Julie Jones
   Posted Thu June 26, 2014
Prayers ascend.


Victoria Cilwik
   Posted Fri June 27, 2014
Dear Eckert family,
It is so sad to read that Mr. Eckert has passed away. May your memories of him as well as a hope of being reunited one day - John 5:28,29 - bring you the peace and comfort you need at this time.

DICK & JEANNINE ECKERMANN
   Posted Sun June 29, 2014
DEAR PHYLLIS & FAMILY
WE JUST HEARD OF JIM'S PASSING--OF COURSE WE ARE SO SAD--JIM WAS VERY SPECIAL FRIEND- GROWING UP AROUND JIM IN IOWA- WALKING HOME FROM SCHOOL WITH JIM AND FRIENDS WAS A SPECIAL TIME-JIM ALWAYS MADE ME LAUGH EVEN IF ALL THE KIDDING MADE ME STOMP MY FOOT AND SAY OH JIM- AS WE ALL MOVED ON WITH OUR LIVES JIM KEPT IN TOUCH-WHEN YOU MOVED TO CHEYENNE AND EVEN WHEN YOU MOVED TO GREENSBORO--GOING TO THE MASTERS WITH YOU BOTH WAS SPECIAL JIM AS A GROWN MAN STILL MADE ME SAY OH JIM AND STOMP MY FOOT. OH WE ARE SO SADDEN PHYLLIS AND TO HEAR OF HIS PASSING. WE LOVE YOU PHYLLIS AND WE HOPE YOU KEEP IN TOUCH WITH US. WE HAVE KNOW YOU BOTH MOST OF OUR LIVES. WE PRAY YOU ARE WELL AND PLEASE LET US HEAR FROM YOU
GOD BLESS
JEANNINE AND DICK ECKERMANN

JEANNINE & DICK ECKERMANN
   Posted Sun June 29, 2014
DEAR PHYLLIS AND FAMILY
WE RE SO SADDEN AND SHOCKED TO HEAR OF JIMS' PASSING. JIM WAS A VERY DEAR FRIEND-AS YOU ARE TOO PHYLLIS. GROWING UP IN THE SAME PLACE AND GOING TO SCHOOL TOGETHER IT WAS SPECIAL-MY MEMORY GOES BACK TO SO MANY THINGS ABOUT JIM--I SPECIALLY REMEMBER WALKING HOME FROM SCHOOL AND HE WAS ALWAYS SAYING SO MANY FUNNY THINGS AND MOSTLY TO GET MY RESPONSE--AND HEAR ME SAY OH JIM AND STOMP MY FOOT! WE ALL LIVED DIFFERENT LIVES BUT WE KEPT IN TOUCH AS YOU MOVED TO WYO AND GA--SEEING JIM MANY TIME AND SEEING HIM GROW INTO A GREAT MAN--WE SO ENJOYED OUR TRIP TO THE MASTERS AND BEING WITH YOU BOTH IN GREESBORO IN YOUR LOVELY HOME AND JIM STILL HAD THE GREAT HUMOR WE LOVED. HE WILL BE SO MISSED. PHYLLIS PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH AND TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF----JUST THINK HE IS UP THERE MAKING EVEYONE LAUGH AND STOMP THEIR FOOT
LOVE AND PARYERS
JEANNINE AND DICK ECKERMANN

Bonnie Gioiello
   Posted Sat July 05, 2014
Phyllis and family - Sympathy to All. May the years of memories be yours to cherish. Jim's picture was just like I remembered him with that smile. As you probably know, I lost Carm in January 2013.