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