Richard Allen Eckel


Richard Allen Eckel, 55, of Rushville, IN, passed away in his sleep, Saturday, June 8, 2019 at his residence.
Funeral Services will be 1 PM Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the First Church of God 1220 W. US Hwy 52 Rushville, IN 46173. Pastor Gary Jordan will officiate. Visitation is from 10AM until the time of the funeral.
Rick was born in Rushville, June 23, 1963, the son of Richard F. and Delilah M. (Allen) Eckel. He married Karrie Sue Wall by the lake at the Eckel family home, June 2, 2001. The were married 18 wonderful years. He graduated from RCHS in 1982 and remained in touch with many of his classmates. He attended Vincennes and Ball State Universities studying graphic arts.
As well as being a talented artist, Rick was also a talented musician. He played drums for many years. It is also widely known that he was a Mopar nut, loving everything Mopar. His hobby working on his classic cars and truck through the years brought him much happiness. Rick worked as a machinist at Impact CNC in Rushville and was a member of the First Church of God.
Richard is survived by his wife, Karrie Eckel of Rushville; a daughter, Heather Eckel, (companion Trevor Kelley) and Rick's grandson Ezra Eckel of Indianapolis; parents, Dick and Delilah Eckel; two sisters, Deloris (Garry) Hickman; Cheryl Eckel all of Rushville. Also surviving are two nieces, one nephew; four great nieces, three great nephews and many, many friends.
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6 posts

C Jackson
Jun 15, 2019
I am so sorry for the family and friends loss. May you gain comfort and hope from God’s word. John 5:28,29 « Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life.. »
Jeffery turner
Jun 12, 2019
So sad to hear about Rick passing away he was a great guy he will be missed
Tom Lee
Jun 12, 2019
Rest in peace my friend. Prayers for the family.
Freddie B. True
Jun 10, 2019
Worked hard. Lifted hard. Played hard. Died peacefully. There is a God. Rest in Peace.
Scott Southerland
Jun 10, 2019
He will be missed😥💝😇🙏
John Lewis
Jun 10, 2019
Dick and Delilah, I am so very sorry to hear about your son. GOD be with you both at this time. RHS 56