Everett R. Eckart
Everett Ray Eckart, 94, Corydon, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Norton Hospital in Louisville.
Born Feb. 4, 1920, he was the son of Ivan and Larella Bean Eckart.
He attended a one-room schoolhouse for eight years, graduated from Corydon High School in 1937, worked for Gates Rubber Co. in Denver, Colo., sold appliances and plumbing and electrical supplies, then opened Eckart Wiring and Plumbing in 1948, adding heating and air conditioning in 1955 and GE appliances in 1957. By 1962, Eckart Supply Co. Inc. had evolved from retail and appliances into wholesale-only contractor sales. He grew up in and recently returned to Corydon United Methodist Church after being a 60-year member of Corydon Presbyterian Church, where he not only served as elder and trustee but helped design and oversee the construction of the new church, was a 32nd Degree Mason and served in many leadership capacities in the community.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, the former Madalyn Pitman, on May 30, 2009; a brother, Robert Eckart; and a granddaughter, Heather Eckart.
Survivors include two sons, Charles and Gerry Eckart, both of Corydon; a daughter, Sara Eckart Golden of Westlake, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: Monday, July 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.
Memorial service: Monday, July 7, at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Officiant: The Rev. Adam Roe.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Corydon United Methodist Church.