Benjamin Franklin Eichorn, Jr.

October 31, 1936 - January 30, 2009
Benjamin Franklin Eichorn, Jr.

Ben “Big Ben“ Eichorn, 72, of Wilmington, died Friday at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center following a short illness.

Born in Wayne Co.,NC on Oct. 31, 1936, Mr. Eichorn was the son of the late Benjamin F. Eichorn, Sr. and Mrs. Anna Lucille Horrell Eichorn. He was the former owner of the N.E. River Oil Co. and for 28 yrs. A lease operator for Yellow Cab of Wilmington, retiring in 2005.

Surviving are his wife, Juanita Dale Eichorn of the home; 4 daughters, Bonita Crawford and husband Leslie and their children Trent and Taylor of Castle Hayne, Angela Ives and husband Tommy and their children Kayla and Kendall of Burgaw, Robin Eichorn and son Seth of the home, and Kristi Miller and husband Ronnie and children Tristan and Peyton of Sanford; 2 sisters, Joan McDowell of Hampstead and Irma Fryar of Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Eichorn’s memory to Waccamaw Boys and Girls Homes, P.O. Box 127, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1553 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • February 02, 2009
    Val Southern says:
    Angela, The road you're now walking is a lonely road but I hope it gives you comfort to know you are not walking it alone. As have many others, I've gone this way too and know how hard it is, so I pause now to whisper a prayer for your strength and that each tomorrow gets a little easier. You have my sympathy and in days ahead if you need my shoulders to lean on, you have that too. In Jesus' Love, Val

  • February 03, 2009
    Regina says:
    Angela, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.Your ALCF family is here for you, don't forget that.Anytime,anywhere,just call,I will be there. Just let me know what I can do for you. This day and time we need to be there for one another,lean on one another.I am here if you need me!!!!. Take care. Regina

  • February 02, 2009
    Connie McMurray says:
    Dear Angela and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope the good memories you have will bring you some joy... Sincerely, Connie