Robert E. Eccles, 82, of Howesville, passed away at 3:50 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at Greene County General Hospital in Linton.
Born July 27, 1924 in Howesville, he was the son of Robert and Thelma (Drake) Eccles.
He was retired from General Electric in Linton and was a farmer. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a life member of American Legion Post 22 and VFW Post 7118, both of Linton. He was a 1942 graduate of Coalmont High School.
Survivors include: his wife, Mary M. (Moss) Eccles of Howesville; three daughters, Cindy Rawley and her husband, Jay, of Jasonville, Cathy Mason and her husband, Mike, of Linton, and Christy Kennett and her husband, Kenny, of Jasonville; a son, Jeff Eccles and his wife, Ronda, of Jasonville; a step-son, James Dyer and his wife, Karen, of Jasonville; a brother, Dan Eccles of Linton; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and 20 step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a stepson, Larry Dyer, a brother, Larry Eccles, a sister, Florence Eccles, and his parents.
Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton.
Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday at noon Friday until the hour of the service.
The Linton American Legion and VFW will conduct military graveside rites.
Online condolences can be made at www.welchcornett.com.