Joseph G. "Joe" Eckenrode, HPROA member, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012. He joined Police Academy Class #5 on September 25, 1950. He served for over 26 years and retired on August 5, 1977 while assigned to the Burglary and Theft Division. Detective Eckenrode is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edwanna Eckenrode.
The body is entrusted with Caroway Funeral Home, 2704 South John Redditt Drive, Lufkin, Texas 75904, telephone number (936) 634-2255.
A memorial funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church on Highway 69 North, in Wells, Texas, Cherokee County on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at 2:00 p.m.