My uncle & me.
September 28, 1946 ~ May 2, 2009
SEASIDE – “Bunky” Earl Eckstine Jr., 62, passed away May 2, 2009 from a lengthy illness.
Bunky was a life-long resident of Seaside. He joined the U.S. Marines, serving in the Vietnam War, and was awarded two purple hearts and the Medal of Honor.
He was known for custom car painting, and owned Bunky’s Paint & Body Shop. He was the president of the Slow Pokes, who organized the Karkapades Car Show. He enjoyed riding his Harley, and photography.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly; two daughters, Tracy and Cindy; son, Bunky; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lil Bev, and his mother and father.
A military honors ceremony will be on Friday, May 15, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. at Mission Memorial Park, Seaside.
A Celebration of Bunky’s Life will be on Saturday, May 16, 2009, 3:00 p.m. at American Legion, Seaside.