Elwyn Jacob “Jake” Eacker

Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York, USA
Death 21 Aug 2007 (aged 85)
Hampton City, Virginia, USA
Burial Hampton, Hampton City, Virginia, USA
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HAMPTON - Elwyn J. "Jake" Eacker, 85, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away Aug. 21, 2007. A native of Fort Plain, N.Y., Jake had been a Hampton resident since 1945. He served his country with "duty, honor and respect" in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War and retired from the Virginia National Army Guard in 1983, combined with more than 22 years of dedicated military service. He was the proud recipient of the World War II Victory Medal. After his military retirement he was employed at Fort Monroe as a mechanical engineer and retired after many years of civil service.
Jake was a longtime member of Central Baptist Church where he had served as a past usher. He was an avid NASCAR fan and followed Mark Martin when he drove the No. 6 Ford race car.
Jake leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 61 years, Gertrude E. Eacker; daughters, Darlene VanderVeer and husband Dave of Newport News and Deborah Miller and her husband Ted of Providence Forge; son, Jesse W. Kochersperger and his wife Sandy of Hampton; sisters, Roseann Edwards and Carol Dillenbeck; brothers, Dorr Eacker, George Eacker, Richard Eacker, Adelbert Eacker Jr. and Clifford Eacker; grandchildren, Wende Hawk and her husband Sheaffer, Amy McClure and her husband James, Ray and Kyle Crowder, David Kochersperger and his wife Cindy and Christopher Kochersperger and great-grandchildren, Krystal, Dylan, Dakota, Seth, Will, Corbin, Angel, Jacob and Ashley.
A service to celebrate Jake's life will be held at 11 a.m. today in Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, with the Rev. Thornton Hall and the Rev. Orville Eacker officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park. The family received friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA) - Saturday, August 25, 2007
Section: Local
Page: B7
Copyright (c) 2007 The Virginian-Pilot

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