Gary “Mike” Eccles passed away peacefully on February 2, 2016 at his home in Stockton at the age of 70. Mike was born on December 16, 1945 in Huntington Park, CA to William and Dorothy Eccles. Mike has been a resident of the Escalon area for the past 50 years.
Mike was the founder of Ag-Air, Inc. He flew helicopter and crop dusted for over 50 years. Mike also enjoyed scuba diving, sky diving, golfing, traveling and spending time with his dogs. Mike leaves behind his daughter, Hilary Eccles and his siblings, Richard Eccles, William Eccles, Ed Eccles, and Debi Cuzick.
Mike is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Wendy Eccles-Thorton.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Deegan Funeral Chapels. A Celebration of Mike’s life will be set for a later date. For updated service information please contact Deegan Funeral Chapels in Escalon or visit www.deeganfuneralchapels.com.
The Escalon (Calif.) Times
Feb. 10, 2016