Strate Funeral Home


Eric Charles Smiskin

April 26, 1971June 19, 2021

Eric Charles Smiskin (50) Loving Son, Brother, Uncle and Faithful Friend, left us all much too soon, Saturday afternoon, June 19, 2021 from Nespelem, Washington. Born Monday, April 26, 1971 in Roswell, New Mexico to William “Bill” George and Sandra Mae Clark, Eric attended Lake Roosevelt School in Coulee Dam, Washington and went on to earn his GED from Washington State University. A proud member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville and the Catholic Church, Eric enjoyed spending time social networking on the internet and gaming on his X-Box. A gifted artist who loved to draw, Eric’s greatest passion was his love of music. Playing his own unique brand of “hard edged Rock and Roll” on Bass Guitar for several bands, including – “Vision Seekers” and “Skull Session,” Eric’s style was well known throughout Central Washington as well as having performed in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Eric will be greatly missed by all who knew him, and especially by his family, whom Eric greatly loved - His mother: Sandy Clark (Victor); father: William “Bill” George; siblings: Jeff Smiskin, Kimberly Smiskin-Moyer (Jeffrey), Chelsey Yatin, Mary Jo Becker, and Melissa Becker and numerous Aunties, Uncles, Nephews and Nieces.

Services for Eric: 7:00PM Wake will be held Wednesday June 23rd, 2021 at the Nespelem Community Center in Nespelem, Washington. His funeral services will be held at 10:00AM Thursday morning June 24th, 2021, with Burial to follow at the Clark Family Cemetery.

Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Washington is caring for the family.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for Eric’s family.


  • Sandra Mae Clark (Victor), Mother
  • William "Bill" George, Father
  • Jeff Smiskin, Brother
  • Kimberly Smiskin-Moyer (Jeffrey), Sister
  • Chelsey Yatin, Sister
  • Mary Jo Becker, Sister
  • Melissa Becker, Sister


  • Community Wake

    Wednesday, June 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, June 24, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, June 24, 2021


Eric Charles Smiskin

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Jenna Keffeler

June 23, 2021

The only guy patient enough to teach dungeons & dragons to a trio of white girls! Love Eric & am so sad to hear of his passing. Although we haven't hung out since high school, I've always realized what a dear friend he was. Always patient, always teaching, a great soul. I'll miss him so much. As I have since high school.

Rita Ireland

June 22, 2021

Dear Eric you'll be missed but not forgotten. Thank you for sharing you talents of art and music. I would like to send my deepest condolence to you mom Sandy. You may not know me but I will wrap my arms around you in prayer each day. May you now find comfort in the love of so many whom loved Eric

warmly, Rita Ireland

Armetha Smiskin

June 21, 2021

Eric, you will be missed very much. Always loved your family unconditionally!!! You have the love for everyone and not afraid to express it those around you. You have wonderful traits and talents as a musician. Now you will be with those family members who left prior to you. So hard to believe I will not see or hear from you again!!

Prayers for his families!!!

Love you <3