January 17, 1926 - December 8, 2021
Horace Esau (Bucky) Echols Jr., age 95, of Anna, passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at the Veteran’s Home in Anna. He was born on January 17, 1926 to Horace Esau and Ruth (Crippen) Echols in Ullin. Bucky married Eleanora Ellis on August 21, 1971 and she survives him. Bucky was and office manager and Superintendent of the Columbia Quarry in Ullin for many years. He was a member of the Anna Heights Baptist Church. Bucky was an infantry soldier in the United States Army, and served with the 3rd, 36th, and 63rd Infantry Divisions during World War II as a Wire Chief/ Combat Infantry Soldier. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, European-African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon with three Battle Stars, French Crox DeGuerre Award, Good Conduct Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp. Survivors include his wife, Eleanora; two sons, Kendall (Charlotte) Echols and Mike (Venita) Maples; two daughters, Vicky (Rick) Duke and LaDonna (Michael Haack) Slayter; a sister, Wanda Watkins; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Bill, Vaughn, and Maurice Echols; two sisters, Vesta Marks and Juanita Holderfield. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 10, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Crain Funeral Home in Anna. Funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home with Rev. Darryl Williams officiating. Interment will take place after the service at McGinnis Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Anna Heights Baptist Church and envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro has been entrusted with the arrangments.
Horace Esau (Bucky) Echols Jr., age 95, of Anna, passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at the Veteran’s Home in Anna. He was born on January 17, 1926 to Horace Esau and Ruth (Crippen) Echols in Ullin. Bucky married Eleanora Ellis... View Obituary & Service Information
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