James William Eichler
James (Jim) William Eichler, 79, of Fayetteville, Ark., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.
He was born on Aug. 11, 1939, in Gillette, Ark., to Frank (Fritz) and Josephine (Gene) Eichler. He was in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1963 during the Vietnam War. He was an Aviation Electrician, with a rank of E-5 when he got out. He was stationed in Oceana, Va. As a father, he attended many football, softball and track games. He also helped coach. He was a substitute teacher and janitor at Huntsville schools in Huntsville, Ark., before he retired.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Fritz Eichler II, Donny Eichler; sister, Ima Jean Cheek; ex-wife and friend, Pamela Eichler; and one son, Lindsey Eichler.
Survivors include one daughter, Laura Gotter and husband Roy of Lincoln, Ark.; three granddaughters: Ashley Cornelius and husband Josh of Fayetteville, Rylea Gotter of Lincoln and Callie Eichler of Bentonville, Ark.; two great-granddaughters: Sophia and Harper Cornelius of Fayetteville.
Memorial service was held Sunday Dec. 9, 2018, at Nantucket Community Building in Fayetteville. Ashes were laid to rest at Fayetteville National Cemetery in Fayetteville.
Condolences may be expressed at www.mooresfuneralchapel.com.
Moore’s Chapel Funeral Home of Fayetteville was in charge of arrangements.