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Willard A "Bud" Eck
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Birth: Feb. 8, 1941
Knox County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 25, 2005
Knox County
Illinois, USA

Willard A. "Bud" Eck, 64, 733 U.S. Highway 150E, died at 3:55 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 25, 2005) at home. He was born Feb. 8, 1941, in Galesburg, the son of Henry F. and Margaret Ervin Eck.

He married Linda Higgins on Nov. 2, 1963, in Galesburg.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, Todd (and Amy) Eck, Bushnell, and Mike (and Dawn Carlson) Eck, Galesburg; two sisters, Virginia (and Robert) Fell, Galesburg, and Beverly (and Ronald) Cossart; four grandchildren; and a god daughter. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1960. He served in the Navy from 1960 to 1962. His home port was Norfolk, Va. He served as a quarter master aboard the USS Willard Keith during the Cuban Blockade.

He was a truck driver for 40 years and retired from Maytag in February 2000. He was a former member of the Galesburg Quarter Milers Club (a group that recognized safety and courtesy on the highway). He had a perfect driving record for the multi-million miles he drove and received many awards. He was a member of the Teamster's Union. After retiring, he worked seasonally for the City of Knoxville.

He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church of Knoxville and the American Legion. He was a board member of the Knox County Historical Sites.

He enjoyed gardening.

He had lived in Galesburg, Rockford, Alexis and Abingdon.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in First United Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Phyllis Sterr officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, with military rites by Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285.

Memorials may be made to his church or OSF Hospice. Online condolences may be made at 
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  Henry F Eck (1913 - 2003)
  Margaret E Ervin Eck (1912 - 2003)
Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens
Knox County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Aug 11, 2012
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