Diane Eckard, 55, of Wilson, died Thursday, December 24, 2020.
A service will be held at a later date.
She was born in Harrisburg, PA and grew up in Pennsylvania before moving to Granville County, North Carolina with her family. She had a long and award winning career as a graphic artist with the EPA and then with Research Triangle Institute.
Diane also had a love for woodworking that she learned from her father and was a long standing member of the Triangle Woodworkers Association and made countless numbers of handmade toys for the Toys for Tots program.
She was a loving wife and mother who adored her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, A. Roger Philyaw, Jr.; mother, Susan Eckard; children, William Eckard, Adam Caudill and Nichole Eckard; brothers, David and Steven Eckard; 11 grandchildren.
Diane was preceded in death by her father, William Eckard and brother, Dennis Eckard.
Memorials in Diane’s name may be made to Toys for Tots