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Steven Henry Eck

June 26, 1949 — January 15, 2024

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Steve Eck, 74, resident of Mangum, Oklahoma, left this world on Monday, January 15, 2024, at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City. The family will greet friends from 3:00 – 5:00 PM on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at Kincannon Funeral Home in Altus, Oklahoma. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 PM on Monday, January 22nd. Burial will follow at the Navajoe Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Steven Henry Eck was born on June 26, 1949, in Fairview, Oklahoma to Henry and LaVera (Jantzen) Eck. His family moved to Las Animas, Colorado when he was a child. Steve attended school in Las Animas and completed his GED while serving in the United States Army. He enlisted in the Army on November 9, 1970, and served in the infantry in Vietnam. Steve received the Purple Heart, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Star National Defense Service Medal, Expert Badge (M16), Vietnam Service Medal W/1 Bronze Service, and Expert Badge with Machine Gun Bar (M-60). He received an Honorable Discharge on April 9, 1971 after being critically injured and losing both legs during active duty.

The injury never hindered Steve in his life. All who knew him knew he was a jack of all trades. He did more than many men with legs until the end of his life. He loved to fish and work with his hands. Steve would do anything he could for anyone he met. He had a heart as big as Texas but didn’t want the whole world to know. Those of us who loved him dearly knew it. Steve married the love of his life, Suzette, on August 30, 1996. They were married in a small, outdoor, family ceremony. Together they had three sons, Curtus Eck, Chris Weir, and Dax Moser.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and LaVera; and a special niece, Wendy Eck. Those left to honor Steve’s memory are his beloved wife, Suzette; son, Curtus Eck; stepsons, Chris Weir and Dax Moser; five grandchildren, Riley Emmons, Dayton Moser, Gage Moser, Zane Moser, and Eli Weir; four great grandchildren, Bryson Moser, Leo Emmons, Nolan Moser, and Kamdyn Moser; brothers, Wesley Eck and wife, Connie, Russell Eck and wife, Christine, Tim Eck and wife, Sharon, and Arlyn Eck and wife, Jean; sisters, Sharon Warren and Karen Medina and husband, Alan; nieces and nephews, Darrin, Troy, Christy, Debra, Tammy, Amber, Ryan, Kyle, Adrianne, Misty, Arron, Christopher, and Mindy; and many other family and friends.

Steve is greatly loved and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made in Steve’s name to an honorable organization for disabled veterans. Online tributes may be made at www.kincannonfuneralhome.com. The funeral livestream may be viewed at https://youtu.be/Wq0-nUG8fHE.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, January 21, 2024

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Kincannon Funeral Home

3020 N Main St, Altus, OK 73521

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Funeral Service

Monday, January 22, 2024

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Kincannon Funeral Home

3020 N Main St, Altus, OK 73521

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Interment

Monday, January 22, 2024

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

Navajoe Cemetery

, Friendship, OK 73521

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