Alvin “Boogie” Victor Eckert IV

January 21, 1948 - November 1, 2023

Alvin “Boogie” Victor Eckert IV, 75, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. He was born on January 21, 1948, to Betty Emra Hartzog Eckert and Alvin Victor Eckert III, in Beaumont.

Boogie attended Tyler Junior College and became a business owner of U-Pull-It Auto Parts. He enjoyed classic cars, Harley Davidson motorcycles, surfing, drag racing, and spending time with his family and friends. His friends called him The Godfather of Hot Rods. His passion was to buy classic cars and redo them, drive it awhile, then sell it and move onto the next one. He belonged to several Street Rod clubs. Growing up, he spent many days  surfing at the beach with his friends. Boogie was also a Boy Scout star earning the highest honor of the Order of the Arrow.

Survivors include his daughter, Mondie McFaddin and her husband, Michael, of Magnolia; grandchildren, Allie McFaddin and Caldwell McFaddin; partner and soulmate, Pam Dinkle and her daughter, Renee Hays and granddaughter, Lauren Hays; sister, Vickie Ladner; niece, Misti Simms and her husband, Scott; nephew, Kent Ladner and his wife, JJ; and several great-nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

A Celebration of Life will be held in January with details to follow.

Comments (20)

    Anthony Fasulo says:

    Wow! I didn’t know that Boogie had passed. While we weren’t what you would call big buddies, I had known him for probably close to 50 years. I remember when he and his dad owned and operated Cardinal Body Shop out on cardinal Drive for many years. Don’t think I ever heard anybody say anything bad about Boogie. I dealt with him on a professional level for many years and every transaction was a pleasure. Years back, I would often see him at Market Basket on Phelan @ Major Drive, and we would usually visit for a few minutes and catch up on things. The world has lost a fantastic guy in my opinion.

    Tobi Frankfather says:


    Thinking of you. Prayers for you, your family and all affected.



    Roxie Lawson says:

    I know that Sonny met you at the Door with love and a smile . You were one of his favorite buds and mine too !
    Love and Prayers!
    Roxie Lawson

    Brenda Vessels says:

    I was so sad to read about your dad‘s passing. he was a part of our motorcycle group back in the old days. What a lovely person he was.. always kind and always smiling. Rest in peace boogie.

    Todd Lopez says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Boogie’s passing. He was an awesome man and a friend. Many prayers for his love ones.

    Don Braugh III says:

    I didn’t know your father but we seem to share in car love, in that my grandfather (Kiker Automotive) was also a car man and my uncle Mike Kiker was a car junkie. I know he must have been swell bc you made it through your cancer with gusto! Love seeing your family online and sorry to see this loss. Come Lord Jesus. May God’s kiss be on all His children.

    Diana Yezak says:

    Your leaving has left an empty space in a lot of people’s hearts. You are loved by so many people which is a great testament to what kind of person and friend you were. I know that you’ll be waiting for us with that smile and a box of cracker jacks. Love and miss you.

    Susan Guidry says:

    Prayers for his family…we traveled to lots of car shows with him in the past…rest on peace Boogie.

    James Abbott says:

    RIP my friend.. For all the times we talked on phone about cars, paint, shows, etc. I will miss tremendously.. and we will always befriend Pam and family.. Miss you my brother…

    Bryan Marquardt says:

    All I can say, is what a man! I worked with him 13 years at cowboy Harley, he will not find a nicer kinder man on this earth, Godspeed, buddy!

    Hope Miller says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Boogie was such a special friend and will cherish all the fun memories we had cruising and going to Rod run shows and drag races and just hanging out.. He will be missed and my love goes out to Pam, Mondie , family and friends.
    Our sincere sympathy are with you all.
    Love, Hope and family

    margie tiner says:

    Gary and I were sad to hear this news… Boogie was a quiet man and kind. He was a good friend to Gary thru high school and loved to hear about the cars he did over.. He was my first date for Valentines in the 9th grade.. so sweet and we were both shy but made it thru the night! May he now no longer suffer and into our Lords hands for ever!

    Ann Jones Boudreaux says:

    Alvin was such a sweet guy. Always smiling.

    Ricky Martin says:

    Rip My Friend

    Frances Manning says:

    Vickie and family, I’m so sorry to read of Boogie’s passing. I remember him growing up and his love of cars along with your Dad. Prayers and condolences to you.

    Karen Baker says:

    I miss you already. Thank you for always being there for me. You are a great person will be missed by so many people. I’m glad you are no longer suffering. Thank you for loving my friend Pam. Y’all had a beautiful relationship. Prayers for all the people that loved you. Karen

    Rita Harris says:

    Rest in peace, sweet friend. Pray that God blessed you with a little corner in heaven to tinker❤️

    Ron Carbaugh says:

    RIP my Friend. Thank you for all the Model Cars shows we entered and attended together. Next it was Go Karts then Moto X Motorcycles. We always had cars in our life thanks to you Great Parents and their Paint and Body Shop. You are so missed already. Love you and your Family.

    Sandra Womack says:

    You will be missed. RIP and see the on the other side. Prayers for Pam and family.

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