Claude Brent Eckard, age 76, of Conover, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at his residence. Born February 19, 1936 in Catawba County, he was the son of Claude Sidney Eckard and Pearl Bolick Eckard. Brent was a retired real estate appraiser with Hullett Realty. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Claremont, where he had been active in the church choir and Lutheran Layman's League. Brent was also a former president of the Camp Linn Haven Boosters Club and former member of Catawba Valley Community Chorus. He was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corp.
In addition to his parents, Brent was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Eckard.
Brent is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara Moretz Eckard, of the home; brothers, Jerry W. Eckard and wife, Margaret, of Newton; Alan L. Eckard of Apex.
A Service of Remembrance will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Bethel Lutheran Church with Rev. Craig Schultz and Rev. Eric Hollar officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, 5759 Bolick Road, Claremont, NC 28610 or Camp Linn Haven, PO Box 1096, Conover, NC 28613.