Roland “Boots” Albert Eichman of Poteet passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the age of 85. He was born in rural Poteet on February 22,1934 to Albert and Hattie (Akers)Eichman.
Roland (nicknamed “Boots” as a baby) married Dolly Beatrice McDonald in 1956 and together raised 2 sons in Poteet where he and Dolly resided until his death.
Boots worked on his father’s farm west of Poteet until he was drafted into the U.S. Army just after the Korean war. He returned home and had a 20-year career in the oil field industry inbetween crop seasons.
Boots and Dolly, married 63 years, spent many days fishing the saltwater bays of Corpus Christi. They loved playing dominoes with their grandchildren.
Boots was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife, Dolly Eichman; sons, Roland Keith Eichman and Darrell Wayne Eichman; brother, Millard “Sonny” Eichman; and his beloved grandchildren, Eric Eichman and wife Kimberly, Elizabeth Eichman, Stephanie Eichman and husband Vikram, and Bridget Eichman.
Services are pending under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pleasanton. Please visithurleyfuneral home.com for updates.