George Robert (Bob) Eckles, Jr. passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Integris Baptist Medical Center at the age of 88.
George was born January 2, 1931 in Holdenville, Oklahoma to George Robert Eckles and Joyce Williams Eckles. George graduated from Holdenville public school and later attended OU and graduated with a business degree. He was a rancher and a member of the Barnard Memorial United Methodist Church. He liked to hunt, fish, and cattle ranching. George also enjoyed the
oil business, traveling, living life and telling stories.
George is preceded in death by his parents and sibling Sue Anderson. He is survived by his three children, George Robert Eckles IV and wife Andrea of Holdenville, Leslie Eckles Brown of Nashville, Tennessee, and Philip Eckles of Holdenville; grandchildren Bailee Eckles, Samantha Eckles, Rylee Eckles, Ethan Brown, and Alexandra Brown; close family friends James and Suzannah Harris family, the Jim Thompson family, and numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral service was 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 3rd , at the Barnard Memorial United Methodist Church.
Pallbearers were Philip Eckles, James Harris, Jay Thompson, Robert Eckles, Richard Nolen and Phillip
Lee. Honorary pallbearers were Randy Brown, Doyle Wilson, John Giles, Garland Wright and Jim Ray Thompson.
Interment followed at Holdenville, Cemetery.
Services were under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Holdenville, Oklahoma.