Lester Eric Erickson Jr.

November 28, 1943October 12, 2018

Celebrating Lester Eric Erickson Jr. Life

Lester Eric Erickson Jr. of Shallotte, NC went home to be with his Lord and Saviour Friday October 12th. He was born in Walkertown, NC on November 28, 1943 to Lester Eric and Willie Jones Erickson. He faithfully served the Lord in many ways including his twenty five years in Law Enforcement in Miamisburg OH, Thomasville NC and Fort Worth TX, as well as five years in the Air Force, defending our country for 1 year in Vietnam, being fondly known as “Twig” by many of his troops. His greatest accomplishments include spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the past 21 years as an evangelist and being a faithful, loving husband to his surviving wife, Karen Bartlett Erickson. He attended several Bible schools including Rhema Bible College in Tulsa OK and Savannah Bible School in Anderson SC. Many of his hobbies evolved around keeping his cars in good condition, collecting teddy bears, playing senior league softball, walking on the beach and collecting unique seashells. He also enjoyed keeping in touch with many of his friends over the years and sometimes traveling to visit them. He is also survived by two sons, Travis Erickson and Marc Erickson, his aunts, Beverly Jones Johnson, Anne Jones Baysinger, Betty Jones Strader and several cousins. Funeral services will be held at Love's United Methodist Church on Tuesday October 23rd at 2:00 p.m. Friends will be received one hour before the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


  • Karen Bartlett Erickson, Wife
  • Travis Erickson, Son
  • Marc Erickson, Son
  • Beverly Jones Johnson, Aunt
  • Anne Jones Baysinger, Aunt
  • Betty Jones Strader, Aunt

Lester Eric Erickson Jr.

have a memory or condolence to add?

Rodney Edmonds

October 28, 2018

I got to know Eric shortly after he and Karen moved to Shallotte. I always thought very highly of him. He always had a kind word and I always enjoyed listening to the stories about his past. He was a great man that inspired me in many ways. He will be greatly missed.

Stephen Briggs

October 17, 2018

Eric was a great human being, and he will be sorely missed. I was very shocked when I heard of his demise. Throughout the night, I kept reminiscing all the wonderful times I had with him. I especially remember the time he came to our camp site. We laughed and talked for a lengthy time. We always enjoyed visiting Eric and Karen in Shallotte, NC. He liked to play softball and was a blessing to me & many others. Eric loved to keep his car clean. He spoke often of the times he was a police officer. I will miss Eric.

Rose Proulx

October 16, 2018

Eric help me set my store Dollar Tree up, an then later he came back and wanted to work with me, I hired Eric back, it gave me great privilege to work with him, he was a great worker and I will deeply miss Eric