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He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Maxine, and two daughters, Patty (Brent) Miller and Laura Tucker, both of Corbin. In addition, he is survived by 11 grandchildren, Ian Miller, Braden Miller, Bailey Miller, Brennan Miller, Calley (Ty) Proffitt, Courtney Miller, Clay Tucker, Catie (Jimbo) Dugger, Max Herren, Heather Herren and Scott (Danielle) Herren. He also leaves behind four great-grandchildren.
Capt. Eckert retired from the military after serving 23 years of active duty including service in Korea, Japan and Vietnam. Military honors will be performed by American Legion Post 1088 of Corbin with family friend, Dalton Eubanks, USMC, presenting the flag.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Building Fund at Grace on the Hill Church; 1632 Cumberland Falls Highway; Corbin, KY 40701.
This is a courtesy of the O'Neil-Lawson Funeral Home.
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