Thomas George Eckle Jr., 58, of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. Tommy was born August 28, 1965 to Thomas George Eckle Sr. and Virginia Sue (Elmore) Eckle of Mansfield, Arkansas.
Tom was married to the love of his life, Judy for 40 marvelous years. These teenage sweethearts could not wait to get married, but only after his parents signed permission for 17 year old Tom to marry his 18 year old bride. Soon after marriage Tom joined the United States Air Force where he traveled to other countries such as Saudi Arabia and Germany. While stationed in Germany, they welcomed their first daughter.
Together they raised two amazing daughters, Lacey and Summer, and played a huge role in the lives of their precious grandchildren. Tom enjoyed being on the road driving his truck all over the country. Tom was always up for a hunting trip with his special buddy, Jim Stewart. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and the memories made with his loved ones will forever be treasured.
Tom leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Judy (Carnahan) Eckle of the home and his two daughters Lacey Fletcher and husband Danny of Kimberling City, Missouri and Summer Taake of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Pappy will forever remain in the hearts of his six grandchildren: Ally Fletcher, Jaxen Fletcher, Caroline Fletcher, Booth Fletcher, Penelope Taake and Mila Taake. Tommy will be missed by all that knew him and the many lives he impacted including many friends and loved ones dear to his heart.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Sr. and Virginia Eckle and one brother; Ty Eckle.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.