October 8, 1958 - May 31, 2013
Carl Michael “Mike” Echols, 54, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013 in Throckmorton. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at the Smith Family Funeral Home Chapel in Throckmorton with Bro. Floyd Patterson and Bro. Peter Parker officiating. Interment will take place immediately following at Throckmorton Cemetery under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes. Visitation is planned for Monday evening, June 3 from 6:00–8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mike was born October 8, 1958 in Seymour, Texas to Helen Francelle (Underwood) and Carl Madison (Buster) Echols. Mike attended schools in Megargel and Goree. He graduated from Goree High School in 1977 where he was a standout athlete in football, track, golf, and basketball. After completing a year at Vernon Jr. College, he returned home to work in the oil field industry. Mike worked at Pumper Supply in Knox City, G&L Tools and Basic Energy. He eventually began his own business in Bridgeport completing oil and gas wells and a hot shot business.