Born on March 23, 1930, in Luling, Texas, Howard Loyd Eckols, beloved by all who knew him, passed away peacefully in Houston, Texas on December 27, 2021.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents L. V. Eckols and Gladys Eckols and his two brothers Lewis “Honey” Eckols and Bob Eckols. Howard attended Texas State University in San Marcos (Southwest Texas) and graduated with an Accounting Degree. Howard served in the Navy after attending Texas State.
Howard’s career was in the banking industry which he enjoyed as he was able to meet many people who became friends during his career. Howard retired from Republic Bank in 1985 and continued in the banking industry with American Bankers Association as a Member Relations Consultant. Howard then provided his experience by serving on the board of directors for Municipal Water District.
He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Martha “Dottie” Wilson Eckols and children: son Tim Eckols and his wife Elizabeth Eckols; daughter Linda Eckols Scruggs and her husband Melvin Scruggs Jr.; and three grandchildren, Ashley Scruggs, Cody Scruggs, Justin Eckols; and one great grandchild Cameron Scruggs. Interment services will be held on January 22 at 11 a.m. at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Gonzales Texas.