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2010-09-15 / Obituaries

Bill Eckley

John William Eckley, 90, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 13, 2010, at Spartanburg Restorative Care.

Born in Ithica, N.Y., he was the husband of the late Fran Kosakowski Eckley and son of the late Paul Eckley and Ann Eckley. He was a graduate of Furman University and

retired from

Milliken. Mr.

Eckley was a U. S. Navy World War II veteran, serving in the American Theatre and Asiatic Pacific Theatre. He was of the Presbyterian faith.

Surviving are a son, Ross Eckley and wife, Debbie, of Gaffney; a brother, Paul Eckley of Clearwater, Fla,; three grandchildren, Wes Eckley, Christopher Eckley and Lauren Baker and husband, Dupree.

He was preceded in death by a son, Bill Eckley Jr.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16, at Frederick Memorial Gardens with Father Mike McCafferty officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, “Building Fund,” 205 Sams St., Gaffney, SC 29340.

The family will be at the home of Ross and Debbie Eckley, 133 Smoke Ridge Road.

An online guest register is available at www. blakelyfuneralhome.com.

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