L. H. Eicher, 93, of Warrenton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at English Meadows in Warrenton.
He was born on August 23, 1926, in Fauquier County, to the late Lloyd and Lutie Eicher.
L.H. was born and raised on the family farm in Opal. He graduated from Bealeton High School, Class of 1944. He was one of the first 4-H All Stars, while participating in events at Virginia Tech. After high school, L.H. joined the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. Returning to the United States, he had several exciting careers and many talents, including having a pilot’s license and boating. He owned one of the first bulldozers and helped build many of the ponds that are a part of Fauquier County. Some of his other business enterprises include the Opal Truck Stop, American Oil Co. and gas station and converting the barn into a clubhouse at the Warrenton golf club. Never know to sit idle, he contributed much to Fauquier County, from sunflower fields to hosting the grandest of parties, where he invited his friend, Charlie Waller and The Country Gentlemen to entertain.
Mr. Eicher is survived by his wife, Madge A. Clark Eicher; five children, Helen Ilsley and her husband Richard of North Carolina, Diane Elliott and her husband, Ron of Basye, Susan Eicher and her husband Larry Kemper of Bealeton, Hayden Eicher and his wife Laurie of Tappahannock and Paula Coffman of Jeffersonton; five stepchildren, Steve Clark and Susie Dorman, Ray Shupp, Cindy Pearson and Michelle Montgomery; 11 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Eicher was preceded in death by two sisters, Eloise Coates and Erlene Meyers.
The family will accept visitors beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11, and followed by a service at noon at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Bealeton.
Condolences may be offered at www.moserfuneralhome.com