Paul Robert Eck, 74, passed away November 16, 2016 in Abilene. His Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, November, 19, 2016 in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 Hwy 277 South.
He was born in a Missouri doctor’s house, as an 8-month baby weighing 3lbs, Paul grew into a big man. He went far as a “Army Brat”, had an Air Force career of 22 years, was a Corrections Lieutenant at Travis County Sheriff Dept. for 10 years and TDCJ as a corrections officer at French Robertson Unit for 10 years, upon retiring again he rode his horses, enjoyed Dallas Cowboys with dear friends James & Karen Pruett, and visited many casino’s and horse sales. Paul was Raconteur of note always amusing his in-laws and cousins with a good story.
He was husband to Kathleen Joan “Donna”; Father to Paul Donald and Daniel Alister Nathan and wife Anquenette, Robin & Greg Hunt; brother, to Mike Eck & Linday Gerber; Grandfather to 8 Grand Children; Great Grandfather to two pretty girls. He will be sorely missed and remembered. Leaving behind many In-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.
You will be missed Uncle Paul...always looked forward to seeing you and Aunt Donna the highlight of a lot of trips was spending time with you.
Brian MilburnHouston, TX
As a young girl, I remember the excitement of my Aunt, Uncle and cousins coming home from Turkey and waiting to meet them at Granner & Grandpas house.
Uncle Paul always had an easy smile and look in his eyes as if he was thinking of something entertaining.
After I got married and moved to Missouri, he spoke of being born in Missouri. I wish we had the chance to speak more about his memories of the state that became my home. It is like we switched places. I was born in Texas, joined the military and settled in Missouri. He was born in Missouri, retired from the military and settled in Texas. We both love Texas and Missouri. I am so glad I saw him a few years ago,even though it was brief. He told me how he loved Texas country but it was different from the dense woods he remembered from his childhood in Missouri. I think Uncle Paul and I shared the bond of loving our family and home we were born in and loving our family and home we choose. Most imporant thing is love, family and home.
Sorry for the loss to all who loved him.
Rachel BlalockPoplar Bluff, MO
Aunt Donna and family,
We are so saddened to hear of Uncle Paul's passing. There are so many memories we have spending time together. We love you all very much and we are praying for you.
Steve and Sherri VelezNew Braunfels, TX