David Allen ‘Dave’ Eckenrode

Published 9:13 am Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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David “Dave” Allen Eckenrode, 82, of Mocksville, died on July 26, 2020 at the W. G. Bill Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury.

He was born June 7, 1938 in Cresson, Pa. He is preceded in death by: his parents; daughter, Rachelle Hollars; brothers, Frank and Bob Eckenrode; and a sister, Linda Johnson.

He attended Pennsylvania schools and served 11½ years in the U.S. Marine Corps. After the military he was a video game and pinball machine repairman for Patton Brothers PBI for several years. He was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Mocksville. He loved hunting and fishing, and was also a former member of AMVETS.

Survivors: his wife, Janice Eckenrode, sons Jimmy Eckenrode and Billy Allen Eckenrode (Lori); sister, Dorothy Stevens; grandchildren, Meredith Poplin, Madison Brewer, and Omar Alsweti; and great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Kennedy Poplin.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Oct. 4 from 2-4: p.m. at Seventh Day Adventist Church on Milling Road in Mocksville.

Memorials: American Veteran’s Association.