John Frederick Eckart
John Frederick Eckart
  • April 7, 1930 - October 3, 2017
  • Texas

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John F. (Jack) Eckart was born April 7, 1930 in Chicago, IL to Fred & Mildred Eckart. He died of cancer in Houston, TX on October 3, 2017. When Jack was 16 years old, he moved south with his family to Foley, AL. He attended Auburn (then Alabama Polytechnic Institute) where he met his wife, Barbara Morris. While he was at Auburn, he received a ROTC commission with the Air Force. Jack &Barbara married in 1953. They lived in Sumpter, SC and Atlanta, GA until they moved to Houston in 1956. He was an Industrial Salesman for Snap-on Tools for 30 years. Jack also loved being in the Air Force Reserves and retired after 30 years with the rank of Colonel. Jack enjoyed traveling and had many interesting trips. He especially enjoyed the winters spent in Tucson, AZ. Jack is survived by his wife Barbara; 2 sons, John Christopher (wife Cindy) & Kenneth Ross (wife Lisa); and daughter Cynthia Lee (with Robert). He will be forever remembered for his enthusiasm for life and quest for knowledge. For those wishing to make a donation in Jacks memory, the family suggests the Humane Society, or the organization of your choice.
Service will be held Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 3:30 pm at:
Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home 4525 Bissonnet St., Bellaire, Texas 77401 713-667-6505