Loxley Eckles IV, 71


Loxley Thistle Eckles IV, 71, of Cedar Rapids, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, peacefully at home. Memorial ser-vice was at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area in Iowa City followed by a Celebration of Loxley’s Life.

Lox is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Karolyn; his daughters, Jenny (Todd) Randall, Stephanie (Phil) Porter, and Melissa (Eric) Pruess; his son, Loxley Thistle (Amber) Eckles V; and his daughters, Leslie (Josh) Juel and Laura Eckles (Joshua Rockwell); and his grandchildren, Nicole and Braddock Tomita, Coleman and Dalton Randall, Ava and Marcus Pruess, and Juniper Porter; sister, Susan (Bob); and his nieces, Matteson and Elise Meldon; brother-in-law, Kent (Susie) Clasen; and niece, Victoria (Libby) Small.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elaine and Loxley Thistle Eckles III; in-laws, Alvin “Slim” and Mary Ann Clasen; and brother-in-law, Kurt L. Clasen.

Loxley was born in Canton, IL, on Apr. 28, 1950, and received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Northern Illinois University. He had an array of skillsets and was blessed to love all his job experiences including teaching and sales, most recently working as an energy consultant for Energy Nerds. He was a former band director at Lynnville-Sully School. He had a passion for playing and teaching the drums, fishing, and making friends with anyone and everyone.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Eckles Family at 5752 Oakwood Avenue NE, Unit 1, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, or leave a tribute directly to Loxley's family at www.IowaCremation.com under obituaries.

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