Roy L. Eckleberry, 89, of Chesapeake, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013.
Born in Old Norfolk County, he was the son of the late W. Leonard and Florida S. Eckleberry. Roy was a 1940 graduate of Great Bridge High School. He was U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of WWII. He served his apprenticeship with the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, where he later retired as a Foreman Machinist. In his retirement, he enjoyed woodworking and gardening. He was a member of Great Bridge Presbyterian Church and a Master Mason.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Louise B. Eckleberry; two daughters, Diane Eckleberry of Chesapeake and Denise McFeeley and husband Dennis of Fredericksburg, VA; two granddaughters, Courtney Mascher and husband Jason of Fredericksburg, VA and Kristen Arel and husband Alan of Fairfax, VA; a great-granddaughter, Sienna Mascher also of Fredericksburg.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 1, 2013 in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens. Dr. Ralph Herbert will officiate. There will be no viewing. The family will receive friends at the home.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, Chesapeake, VA 23322.