Richard "Rick" Lee Eikler, 56,
of Carlisle, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 15, 2012, surrounded by his immediate family at Carlisle Regional
Medical Center. He was born on Friday, February 17, 1956, in Charleston, WV, a son of the late Maynard L. and Billie D. (Simms)
with a Master’s certificate as an electrician in West Virginia and was also a certified nurse assistant. He formerly
worked for Washington Group International under a contract with IBM for several years. Rick was a member of the former On
Eagles Wings Church, Carlisle. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, hiking, weight lifting and playing with his dogs.
Rick also enjoyed helping and giving to others, tinkering with his truck and around his house.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 19 years, Nancy (Hunter) Eikler,
one son, Richard L. "RJ" Eikler, Jr. at home, one daughter, Lisa Eikler of Shrewsbury, WV, one brother, James Eikler
of London, WV, three sisters; Brenda Sizemore and Gloria Lowery, both of Cedar Grove, WV and Linda Culp of Elkhart, IN, a
brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Sarah Aires of Gardners and three grandchildren. Rick was preceded in death by
one brother, Paul Eikler and one sister, Sharon Fey.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012, at 1 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home,
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor Ken Hepner officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery. A viewing
will be on Thursday from 12:00 noon until time of the services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Rd., Lemoyne, PA 17043.
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We are all blessed to have Rick in our lives. We all have a
story or more to share.... which need to be shared if we want to succeed in celebrating his life...... as he would have wanted
us to..... Our hearts are with you, Nancy and R.J.
Sorry to hear about your loss.Ricky and I grew up in Mammoth and went
to school together. I have always considered him a good friend and had often wondered where he was living. He truly made something
of is life and his family has every reason to be proud of him.I will always remember him as a true friend. MAY GOD BLESS YOU!!!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and
Dental Health of Silver Spring
was real sorry to hear about Rick.
He will be missed and my prayers and thoughts are with his family
I am sorry to hear of Richard's passing.
God bless and take care.
Sandy Simms d/o of Lloyd and Alice
We are so saddened to hear of Ricks passing. He will be greatly missed by all. We will continue to keep Nancy
and Rj in our prayers.
Libby and Derek Grimes
I sympathize with our great loss. Rick was my spiritual father and for that I am grateful. Assisting
in caring for him was a privilege.His generosity of helping, sharing, giving, abundant joy, loving spirit, and laughter will
not be forgotten."Giggles" my nickname from him...simply because we always made each other laugh in few words. Until
his passing his Faith and strength in Jesus was undeniable and real knowing I will see him again in Heaven lightens the burden.
Pegan Day (Giggles)
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