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WASHINGTON - Bradley Allen Eccles, 51, of Washington, IL, died at 10:44pm Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Unity Point Health Methodist Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on August 13, 1967 in Peoria, IL, the son of Gerald Kenneth Eccles and Bonnie Jean Collins Lawson.
Surviving are his four children: Jesse, Jade, Casey and Maxwell, all of Washington, whom he loved to no end. Also surviving are his siblings: Christle Eccles of Peoria, Merry Eccles of Washington, Kelly (Terry) Flairty of Manito and Jason Eccles of Maysville, IA. Also surviving is his special companion, Laurie Deal. His parents and one brother, Mike Eccles preceded him in death.
Brad graduated from East Peoria High School and later served in the Army Reserves. He selflessly served as a Deputy Sheriff for Tazewell County for 25 years being named Deputy of the Year in 1999, During his years as a Deputy, he formed many lasting friendships with fellow officers whom he considered his brothers.
Brad loved the outdoors, especially hiking and deer hunting with his sons. He was a strong, hard-working man, often remodeling his own houses and lending friends a hand. He enjoyed watching his favorite team, the St. Louis Cardinals. Brad made an impact on many lives and his memory will be kept alive by those who loved him.
The family would like to thank the ICU staff at Unity Point Health Methodist for their kindness and care during Brad’s stay.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial visitation is scheduled for Friday, December 14, 2018 at Countryside Banquet Facility, 659 School St, Washington, IL from 2:00pm until 6:00pm with a service to follow at 6:00pm. Pastor James Frye will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to the Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. To share a memory or send a condolence for his family, visit www.masonfuneralhomes.com.