Phillip Eckles


December 1, 2022

Phillip Virgil Eckles the oldest son of five children of William and Verna Littrell Eckles was born Feb. 18, 1924, in Nelson. He died Nov. 28, 2022, at Parkview Nursing Home at the age of 98 years, 9 months, 10 days.

Phillip (Phil) graduated from Wilber High School with the Class of 1943. He then started his career with the Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph Company which was interrupted by being drafted into the U.S. Army as a medic during WWII. After an honorable discharge from the Army, Phil resumed his telephone career. He retired in 1980.

He was married to Lenore Katherine Becker on Oct. 20,...

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