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J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Directors

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OBITUARY

Eric Larson

August 19, 1966May 28, 2020
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Eric Russel Larson, 53, of Roanoke, TX, passed away May 28, 2020

He was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1966. Eric graduated from High School in El Paso, Texas, took classes at the University of Arlington in Texas and at Tarrant County Jr. College.

Eric was married to Nancy Nelson Larson in Salado, Texas in April of 2002. They had been married for 18 years, together for 26 years. He loved her and everyone knew that their love was something quite special. He belonged to so many, but at the end of the day, he belonged to her first and most of all.

While in college, Eric went to work for UPS in their pre-load department at their hub in Dallas. Later he became a package car driver and continued working in Dallas. Then he got his Class C driver’s license and joined the Feeder team, eventually transferring to DFW airport hub where he worked for about 15 years. After he and Nancy moved to Roanoke, Eric had the opportunity to move to the Alliance hub about a mile and a half from home. Transferring meant that he would become a Team driver, working with a co-driver, taking loads across the country. He loved driving. He loved his brothers in brown and was well liked by all who knew him. His career with UPS lasted over 30 years.

He was a member of the Metroplex Ski Club, and the Haltom City Gun and Rifle Club and had a passion for wake-boarding and target shooting. He had a passion for helping others less fortunate than himself and was very active in volunteering with the Adaptive water-ski group to help physically challenged people of all ages experience what it feels like to enjoy water sports. This was extremely rewarding to him. He loved to snow-board and enjoyed his many ski-trips with his brother Kirk. He loved attending the Albuquerque Balloon Festival every October, often with his brother Jerry - and the many fishing trips with his Dad.

Eric was devoted to helping others, whether it was a family member, a friend, or a neighbor. If you had a need, he’d show up. He was a gentle giant with a huge heart and he always gave it away with his never-ending smile. He did not know a stranger.

Eric was a man who loved animals, especially his two Pembroke Welsh Corgi's, Winston and Addie. He was the primary dog walker and they would go on all kinds of adventures together. All of his friends on the ski club knew the pups because he often took them to the lake with him. They'd come running when he said, "Wanna go for a truck ride?" He spoiled them with too many treats, much to Nancy's chagrin. She would say to him, "the vet says food is not love", and he'd just laugh as he shared more of his food with them. Winston and Addie seem to know that life has changed for them too.

He was survived by his wife, Nancy Larson, his mother, Susan Clemens Hughes and husband Ray of Temple, TX his father, Harold R. Larson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; his brother, Kirk Larson of Arlington, TX, his brother Jerry Larson of Waco, TX.

Eric’s stepsons, Jeremy Scott of Scurry, TX and Ryan Scott of Seattle, WA

Grandchildren of Jeremy and wife Charity, Ethan, Zander, Claire, Piercen, and Jakob Scott

Grandchildren of Ryan and wife Sayaka, Ema and Meiko Scott

His nephew’s, children of Kirk and wife Mary, Brian and Chad Larson

Nancy’s parents Walt and Sharon Nelson of Palm Springs, CA, Sister Barbara and Gene Hoffman and family of Yorba Linda, CA, Brother Bruce and Cindy Nelson and family of Canyon Country, CA.

Aunts and Uncles and cousins around the country.

“You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever.” Psalm 45:2

Rest in Peace Eric, for you truly were most EXCELLENT of MEN.

Memorial services will be held at 11am, June 20, 2020 at Compass Christian Church Colleyville, 2600 Hall-Johnson Rd., Colleyville, TX 76034.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to:

Metroplex Adaptive Water Sports: www.youcanski.org

http://paypal.me/EricLarsonMAWS

Top of Texas Corgi Rescue: http://www.topoftexascorgirescue.com

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Sandy & Dianne Porter

June 14, 2020

We have known Eric and Nancy since 2016 when they were our neighbors and the first ones to welcome us to the neighborhood.
Knowing Eric is knowing Nancy because he spoke so highly of her and the love he has for her and the grandkids. Eric always has a smile and a kind heart. Eric and Sandy would spend moments outside exchanging ideas about yard work, since each of them wanted the best manicured yard on the street, and they did achieve it (laugh). Eric has a heart of gold, he never hesitated to assist anyone that needed help. He will be certainly missed on earth.
Another Angel in Heaven my Brother.....

The Porters

iris johnson

June 13, 2020

It's hard to put in to words how heartbroken Fred and I were when getting the call about Eric. We loved him as part of the family and will forever cherish the memories of him. Nancy, we grieve for your loss and will always be here for you; you are a precious part of our family. All the fun times together with you both and trips we've taken, the cooking together...Eric loved to cook, when he was here! All the sharing and laughter, sitting by the fire... the serious talks , too, which brought us closer, all have become more treasured. It's hard to say goodbye....

Harriet and Ron Brewer

June 11, 2020

Our memories of Eric are from the summer in the late 1970s when he was 12 or 13 and his brother Kirk 9 or 10. They spent the summer with us in Maryland. While attending church service one Sunday the minister asked “Have we any visitors today?” Eric raised his hand and stood up introducing himself. There were various activities, camping at Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, and an overnight on the Boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland. When arriving home after the overnight and talking to his dad on the phone, Eric enthusiastically exclaimed, “Dad, I can still hear the ocean in my ears.” August 2019, was the last time we saw Eric. It was an 80th birthday party celebrating his father’s birthday and Eric shared with us memories of that summer.
Eric loved life and all it had to offer. He was the older brother longed for by many, and he filled that role to Kirk and Jerry. Family was Eric’s priority and that priority remained.
Words cannot be found to express the emotions his beloved wife Nancy and family are experiencing.

Aunt Harriet and Uncle Ron

Barbara Hoffman

June 11, 2020

Dear Eric-
I loved watching how you loved my sister. You had a way of making her feel so safe and secure in your love. She knew you loved her and she loved you. I saw how you gave each other space to grow and develop your own interests, which only enhanced your relationship.

You always made me feel safe and secure too. Maybe it was because of your size. No one would want to mess with you! But, more likely it had to do with the fact that you would fiercely defend what you cared for and deeply loved.

You had such a beautiful gift of serving others. I marveled how you partnered with Nancy in your home. You helped one another in so many ways, not begrudgingly but with love. I along with many others have experienced your kindness. You would halt your plans at a moment’s notice to help a friend or neighbor in need. You inspired me to do better.

Thank you for always welcoming me into your home, for cooking amazing meals, for the chance to talk politics with you, for teaching me how to shoot and so much more. Thank you for calling me “little sis”. I loved that!

I love you, and will miss you til we meet again.
Barb.

Edward Mehlhaff

June 9, 2020

So I just finished watching the video on Eric's life again. What struck me was the smile. It was in his baby pictures and in all of the pictures of his life. When we went to his viewing on Sunday, it was still with him. He always knew that there was something better in store for him. He may never have verbalized it, but he knew he would be with Jesus eventually. I will miss his smile and the rolling of his eyes when Nancy said something he disagreed with. I will always love you and Nancy. Rest in peace my friend.

Vicki Kalina

June 9, 2020

We have known Nancy from the time her boys were in elementary school, but we didn’t get to know Eric until about 10 years ago.
We came to know a man who among other great qualities, had a soft spot for his dogs, a love for his nephews and grandchildren, and compassion for many. He was a man who could grill like a professional; who worked hard and played hard; who loved his country and who loved serving others any way he could. I regret that I don’t have time to learn more about him.

Eric Larson was a gentle giant with a huge heart who most of all, brought great joy and unconditional love to my friend’s heart.
No words can express the loss I feel for her.

Pat Mcclure

June 8, 2020

Eric and Nancy became instant friends of ours back in 2005 when we bought the house next door. I cannot even tell you how many hours Eric and I spent out in the front yard talking about anything and everything. We took care of each others’ houses and pets (still miss Tubs and Daisy) but most importantly, we cultivated a friendship that would last a lifetime. Eric and Nancy were there for us when Colton spent his first 2 months in the Cooks Nicu...always asking how they could help....true friends! Eric will be truly missed! Love, Pat, Amy, Colton, and Carson

Nancy McKeever

June 5, 2020

I remember Eric from the DFW building, tall handsome and respected guy. Always willing to share words of encouragement to us rookies in the feeder department. You will be missed here on earth BROTHER in BROWN 😢💔🙏🏾❤️💋 Prayers for your family 🙏🏾

William. (Tex) Kelley

June 5, 2020

I have never met Eric, but I am a team driver for UPS out of the Philadelphia Airport. I can’t imagine the loss you all feel. My heart goes out to your family as I will hold his memory on my mind always.


William Kelley

Kathryn Vawter

June 4, 2020

Harold & Family:

My sympathy to you and your family. I so enjoyed visiting with you last summer in Iowa at the family reunion and hearing about your wonderful sons and families. I wish I could have met Eric. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Kathryn Murphy Vawter
Boise Idaho


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