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Diane Eckard

June 23, 1965 ~ December 24, 2020 (age 55)


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 


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