Zeller Chapel of the Roses

2107 NE Broadway ST, Portland, OR


Eric Stephen Saylors

June 3, 1953April 21, 2020

Eric Stephen Saylors, 66, of Portland, Oregon passed away April 21st, 2020. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 3rd 1953. Son of Rodger Dale and Helene Cordelia (Highley) Saylors. He is survived by daughters Erica Marie Wagner and Dr. Lauren Elizabeth (Ryan) Moore, grandchildren Elijah Thomas Wagner, Timothy Joel Wagner, and Kimberly Irene Wagner, sister Deborah Willa Ponce, aunt Cathy (Dave) Stoops, nieces and nephews Christopher (Andrea) Saylors II, Stacey Helene Saylors, Joshua (Anji) Ponce, Christopher (Hannah) Ponce, Joseph (Chelsie) Ponce, Elizabeth (Jordan) Young, and 14 great nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and brother Christopher Highley Saylors I.

Eric joined the Marine Corps in 1969 and was honorably discharged in 1975. He loved his family, had a big heart, and a generous spirit. He was an entrepreneur and immensely creative. He enjoyed fishing, telling stories, had an infectious laugh and loved making people laugh with his "joke of the day." He attended the Bridgetown Church.


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Eric Stephen Saylors

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Jennifer Anderson

May 1, 2020

Eric was my next door neighbor for the last 5 years. He was always so nice and hospitable. Whenever I made cookies I always brought him a plate. I was wondering why his place was so quiet lately then found this obit. Very sad and surprising. If his family needs any help cleaning out his apt feel free to email me and I can buzz you in the door and help out. Lovejoy Station misses Eric very much!

Derek Shellman

April 28, 2020

Eric truly knew how to make others laugh. Whenever my wife and I would be with him, he never ran out of jokes! He had a heart of gold and always had kind words to say to me. I will miss his friendship. My deepest condolences to all his family.

Mareesa Elmquist

April 27, 2020

Eric will be missed. He was a good man with a loyal soul. I am blessed to have known him. Heartfelt condolences to all his loved ones.

Armando/Linda Ponce

April 26, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Linda and Armando

Anita Flohe

April 25, 2020

Every conversation - always resulted in belly laughs. Oh such a huge and tender heart.... I’m so very thankful for his tenacity ... and his willingness to try and challenge and outwit my brain. Bottom line, he loved deeply, he cared deeply. I am certain that without hesitation, when Jesus outstretched his hand to Eric, he did not hesitate although only in an Eric sort of way, in his excitement, he may have said a few choice words... All is forgiven. All is at peace. AMEN !


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