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THOMAS LEA ECCLESTON

Thomas Lea Eccleston of Battle Ground, WA, passed away Dec. 21, 2020, at the age of 87. Tom was the ultimate family man, and a friend to many. He will be greatly missed.
Tom left behind his wife, four children, 10 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday Jan. 4, 2021, at Venersborg Cemetery, Brush Prairie, WA.
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Published in The Columbian on Dec. 31, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JAN
4
Funeral service
02:00 PM
Venersborg Cemetery
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18 entries
January 10, 2021
We were neighbors of Tom and Jackie for many years. Best Neighbors ever! Tom and Bob enjoyed many hunting and fishing conversations together. He will be missed by so many. Our sincere sympathy to all of his wonderful family.
Sherri D Slawson
January 4, 2021
Thank you for the pleasure of doing funeral honors in memory of Mr. Eccleston. It was a beautiful service.

V/r,

ITC Thomas S. Brandt
Thomas Brandt
Acquaintance
January 4, 2021
Thank you for the pleasure of doing funeral honors in memory of Mr. Eccleston. It was a beautiful service.

V/r,

ITC Thomas Brandt
Thomas Brandt
Acquaintance
January 4, 2021
Thank you for the pleasure of doing funeral honors in memory of Mr. Eccleston. It was a beautiful service.

V/r,

ITC Thomas Brandt
Thomas Brandt
Acquaintance
January 4, 2021
Thank you for the pleasure of doing funeral honors in memory of Mr. Eccleston. It was a beautiful service.

V/r,

ITC Thomas Brandt
Thomas Brandt
Acquaintance
January 4, 2021
Jackie and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. With deepest sympathy and love.
Barbara Wooldridge
January 3, 2021
I’m really going to miss you Dad!
Peggy Ritter
Daughter
January 1, 2021
Jackie and family, Tom will be greatly missed, he’s been a family friend for over 50 years. He was like family, always had a story to tell , mostly a bs story, but a convening story at that. He and Joe can now hunt and fish sun up to sun down nonstop forever together. I am sorry for your loss he will be missed, all my love and best wishes, Lynne
Lynne Groth
Family
January 1, 2021
Last night, New Years Eve, I remembered all the new years eves
we played poker with Tom and Jackie and Billy and Marty. All the casinos we went to and always ended in the room playing cards.
will miss you a lot Tom, but I feel better now that you are with Joe
SHARON SORENSON
Friend
January 1, 2021
Our condolences to Tom's family . Tom will be greatly missed . Working for Tom for the city of vancouver was a pleasure . Long after Tom retired our family enjoyed many vacations . Whether get togethers ,camping , hunting ,fishing ,golfing or the many other adventures with the Joe Sorenson family . Thanks ,Kevin and Fran Morgan
Kevin L Morgan
Friend
January 1, 2021
Tears in my eyes this morning after hearing Tom had passed. I as well worked for Tom at the City Operation Center. Great guy, always supportive and a great mentor. Going to miss him on the river. “River buddies” are never forgotten. I remember clearly one early morning Spring salmon fishing Tom launched his beautiful boat, sat on his fishing rod braking it and seconds later a Seagull pooped on him. Oh did we laugh. Hell of a fisherman he was. I think he got his fish that day. Good boss, good sport. Thank you for sharing an Alaskan Kenai River salmon fishing adventure with me. So many great memories with Tom on the job and off. Tight lines my friend.
Our best to the entire family. Rob and Sharon
Rob and Sharon Spencer
Friend
December 31, 2020
So sorry to hear of Tom's passing!! My heart goes out to all of his family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers! I remember my sister Shanon and I staying at the house with all the kids while my parents and Tom and Jackie went out frog hunting one evening. Hugs to you all!
Kimberly Kinney Bethje
December 31, 2020
I worked for Tom when he had Eddies. One weekend I road my Triumph to town, stopped,at Eddies . Went inside and the guys thought it was a good idea to ride my bike for a couple of loops around the dance floor. They also thought it was a good idea to put it on the bar, including Tom . So they did and I got on it and every one laughed, till I started it up. Tom had a cow. Lots of great memories of back in the day.
Gerry Adolfson
December 31, 2020
Tom was always willing to talk about hunting and fishing, enjoyed many conversations with Tom and fishing. The neighborhood will miss his smiling face and friendship.
Paul Ancil
Neighbor
December 31, 2020
Tom was a great neighbor and fellow fisherman, he was always willing to discuss hunting and fishing. He will be missed for his stories and smiling face. The neighborhood has lost a great neighbor. RIP Tom.
Paul Ancil
Neighbor
December 31, 2020
Tom was a fun and likeable guy that everyone enjoyed being around.
He will be missed.
Richard and Arlene Decker
Richard and Arlene Decker
Classmate
December 31, 2020
A great man. Worked for him at the COV for years. He took a chance on me and it turned into a 33 year run for me. Together we worked hard and had a lot of fun. Grandpa jelly bean will truly be missed!
N. Kramm
Coworker
December 31, 2020
Tom was a good guy and friend to many people. He and Joe Sorenson were buddies and outstanding fishermen. I worked for Tom at the Vancouver Water Department for 20 years and he was a great boss. He would do just about anything for his employees. He will be greatly missed. Rest easy my friend.
Lee Goodwin
Friend
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