Stephen Roper Eacho
April 16, 1964 – November 10, 2021
Stephen Roper Eacho at the age of 57 died suddenly on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.
He was the beloved son of Avis and Harrison Eacho, Jr. His father died on November 2, 2014. He is survived by his mother, Avis; his brother, Hank Eacho (Donna); his sister, Jill Gilbert (Mike); and his nephews, Andy and Kevin Gilbert.
Stephen attended VCU, majoring in criminal justice, and was a fan of the Washington Redskins. He was a former member of the Central Virginia Football Officials Association.
Sincere thanks to the King William Rescue Squad and the Sheriff’s Department for their diligent assistance. If anyone would like to remember Stephen, a contribution to the KW Rescue Squad would be deeply appreciated.
A private memorial for Stephen will take place at a later date.
Dear Mrs. Eacho, Hank and Donna Eacho, Mike and Jill Gilbert, and Andy and Kevin Gilbert: I was so very sorry to learn of Stephen’s passing; please accept my most heartfelt condolences. He was my friend in high school – I called him Steve back then – and I remember him well. I was a year ahead of Stephen at Henrico, but we knew each other from sharing a study hall period two years in a row (his 10th and 11th grade years), as well as the HHS band program. I recall how talented he was on trumpet in the concert band (I was an assistant mgr. with the marching band), and I hope he continued playing music over the years. Between friends in common in our respective bands and our circle of friends in study hall, we enjoyed many conversations about popular music, movies and school life. He was always such a wonderful friend and interesting to talk with. I was glad to learn that Stephen was a VCU grad – I am as well – and that he decided to pursue majoring in criminal justice. I regret that we lost touch after I graduated from Henrico in 1981, but please know how grateful I am that I knew Stephen, and how much I celebrate his life. My family and I – husband, Ken, and our son, Adam – are thinking of all of you during this deeply sad time, keeping you in our hearts. – Kindest regards, Karen Jones Cheek (Glen Allen, VA)
Hank, sorry for your loss
Jill I’m so sorry for your loss