Born on October 31, 1993 in Baltimore City, Maryland to Timothy Thomas Eckels and Rachel (Pinkston) Eckels, IT2 Timothy Thomas Eckels graduated from Manchester Valley High School in 2012.  On August 21, 2017, Eckels was killed when the USS John S. McCain he was serving in was involved in a collision with the Liberian-flagged tanker off the coast of Singapore and Malaysia, east of the Strait of Malacca.  A total of 10 Sailors were killed.

Rest in peace Timothy.