Berry Highland West

9913 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN


Mr. Walter Eichin Jr.

August 24, 1949February 11, 2020

Walter August Eichin, Jr., 70, died Feb. 11, 2020, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge from several chronic illnesses. He was born Aug. 24, 1949, in Amityville, N.Y., to Walter A. Eichin, Sr., and Elsie Gerlach Eichin. At age eight, his family moved to Jensen Beach, Fla. He graduated from Martin County High School. In November 1969, Walter joined the U.S. Air Force. His first assignment was Shaw AFB, S.C. as a laboratory technician. At Shaw, he met Jane Hullerman, a nurse, at the same hospital. They married in November 1971 and promptly moved to Germany. Walter continued his Air Force career with assignments in Texas and England prior to retiring in 1989 with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. In 1992, he and his family moved to Oak Ridge, Tenn. He was an avid golfer and fisherman enjoying the opportunities afforded in the East Tennessee area. Walter is survived by Jane Eichin, his wife of 48 years. Sons, Erik and grandson Jonah of Springfield, Va.; Robert of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Mark and special friend Parago Bothe of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; Ed and Sherry Eichin, brother and sister-in-law of Fort Pierce, Fla. Three nieces and their families of Fort Pierce, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Sr. and Elsie Eichin. Celebration of life for friends and family will be March 14, 2020 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Berry Highland West Funeral Home, 9913 Sherrill Lane, Knoxville, Tenn. Interment to follow at 3 p.m. Walter was cremated. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to charity of choice.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 14, 2020
  • Interment Saturday, March 14, 2020


Mr. Walter Eichin Jr.

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