John Virgil Eichelberger Jr.
1933 - 2020
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John Virgil Eichelberger, Jr.

Pensacola, FL - John Virgil Eichelberger, Jr., 86, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

John was born on September 23, 1933 in Yakima, WA to the late John and Christine Eichelberger. He was the older of two children, who preceded him in death. John obtained his undergraduate and graduate at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.

John was married to the late Dorothy Clopton Eichelberger in 1955. They were married for 63 wonderful years. He was a Middle School Principal for over 30 years and served in the Army Reserves for over 30 years, retiring as a Colonel. He was a faithful member of First Christian Church and served as a Deacon for many years. He enjoyed traveling and RVing.

John is survived by his son and wife, John V. Eichelberger, III and Abigail Watley Eichelberger; his grandchildren, Austin Cox, Allison Cox, and Alexis Eichelberger as well as many nieces and nephews.

Due to the current circumstance there will be a Private Family Service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 6031 Goodrich Dr., Pensacola, FL 32504.






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Published in the Pensacola News Journal from Jun. 25 to Jun. 28, 2020.
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July 5, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Eichelberger's passing. He and Mrs. Eichelberger were a joy to be around and they loved each other so much. What a joyous reunion it must have been for them. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Delila Hancock
June 30, 2020
He was a great Principal at Brentwood Middle. I still remember him from 1977.
Gary Lee
Student
June 29, 2020
Mr. Eichelberger was my principal at Brentwood Jr.High..He was loved by all his students and we enjoyed seeing him and his sweet wife time after time at our class reunions.
He was such a gentleman and a caring man.He made a lasting impression on so many lives.
I know God surely gained a wonderful soul upon his arrival in heaven.
My prayers are with all of you in the days ahead.
God Bless you.
Reba Thompson
BJHS CLASS OF 1966.1967. AND 1968.
HE WILL BE MISSED
R.I.P. MR EICHELBERGER
Reba Thompson
Student
June 29, 2020
Mr. and Mrs. Eichelberger were some of the best neighbors I ever had. I am sorry to hear that your Dad has passed too. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. All our love, Annie, Libby (Tim) Hoke
Annie Hoke
Neighbor
June 29, 2020
May Col. John Eichelberger rest in peace. He was a great officer. From members of the Reserve Officers Association. Godspeed.
Friends Members
Served In Military Together
June 29, 2020
Sorry to hear of your loss. May his memory be eternal.
Nick Agall
Friend
June 29, 2020
You and your Family are in my thoughts and Prayers.
Bobbie Compton
Coworker
June 29, 2020
John sorry for the loss of your dad. I have many great memories growing up with all the EE camper family and friends. Your dad and mom were good to all of us and we enjoyed being around them.

Marty Bender
Marty Bender
Friend
June 29, 2020
May God be with the family during this time of great sorrow. A great teacher, principal and gentleman and will be missed by many. Thank You Mr. Eichelberger for all that you have done for Escambia County and NW Florida.
Kennedy Family
Student
June 28, 2020
You were an amazing principal at Brentwood Middle School. That was over 30 years ago and I can still remember your presence. May you Rest In Peace knowing the lives you touched .
Lisa Drasutis
Student
June 28, 2020
John and Dot were dearly loved by me ! Through 25 years in Pilot John was always the giving loving co-Pilot. We did RIF together too for many many years. I know they are together! Prayers for those left behind!♥♥
Linda Petty
Friend
June 28, 2020
You will be missed, Uncle Jack.
Stacee Tingleff
Family
June 28, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Eichelberger was a great man. I have memories of him helping me as my vice principal in high school and then later as a friend walking around the neighborhood on Halloween and other family gatherings. He and Dorothy will both be missed.
Johnathan and Kim Newlin
Friend
June 28, 2020
We are so sorry. John was a wonderful man and friend. We shared so many good times camping and have many memories of him and Dorothy. He was one of a kind and will be missed.
Howard and Bobbie Fletcher
Friend
June 27, 2020
President John at EE Camping Club
Wonderful memories with John and Dorothy at the EE Camping Club
Ava Rich
Family
June 27, 2020
John and Dorothy remain in our memories of pleasant times camping.
Rod and Sylvia Smith
Friend
June 27, 2020
Thinking of the family during this sad time. John influenced thousands of young lives in his educational career. He will be missed!
Lisa Childs
Friend
June 26, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person who was a great teacher, principal and role model. Mr. Eichelberger was my seventh grade US History teacher. The next year he became principal at Brentwood JR High. He always conducted himself in a professional manner and was there for his students.
Cynthia Dorman Britt
Student
June 26, 2020
So sorry for your loss praying for family and friends he was principal at Brentwood Milton when I went there
Renee Free
June 26, 2020
Faith, Family, Freedom, Flag, and friends were not a simple cliche to Col. John Eichelberger. They were an absolute,a way of life he lived daily without compromise. With his passing we have lost a hero and heaven has gained a saint. Sympathy and condolences to the family. Godspeed.
Lt. Col. Michael H. Sarra, USA (ret.)
Served In Military Together
June 26, 2020
So sorry for yall loss. He was a great man. Praying for the family.
Wyatte Golson
June 26, 2020
We enjoyed knowing John all these years. He was always likeable and friendly. So sorry he's left us for a better life.
Rebecca & Quentin Black
Rebecca & Quentin Black
Friend
June 26, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Johns passing. He was a Wonderful Principal and was such a gentleman...and was a gentle man. He loved Dorothy and Johnny and his family so much. We will miss him terribly at our Brentwood Retiree Luncheons, when we get started back. My condolences to you, Johnny, and to your family.
Beverly Warren
Beverly Warren
Coworker
June 26, 2020
We have so many fond memories of John and Dorothy. They are both in our hearts forever. John, I am so very sorry for your loss.
I am putting "Family" as relationship. We didn't realize until about 20 years ago that John and Larry were third cousins. I will add photos (Mostly camping) later.
Ava Rich
Family
June 26, 2020
I am so sad to hear of Johns passing. He was such a sweet and generous man. He will be missed by so many. Prayers for his family.
Anita Schmitt
Acquaintance
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