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Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home

1737 Riggins Road, Tallahassee, FL

OBITUARY

Eric Randall Larsen

December 11, 1954May 15, 2014
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Eric Larsen, 59 Born and raised in Springfield Massachusetts. Graduated from UMAS and later moved to Tallahassee, FL where he studied at FSU to become a CPA. While studying at FSU he met his wife, YoungOak Hwang Larsen, they raised two children and they were happily married for thirty four years. Eric loved playing tennis, was a master of chess, enjoyed playing ping pong, and loved the outdoors. Eric and his wife designed and built their own home on the Wakulla river where he would frequently boat down the river, raised chickens, gardened vegetables and fruits, and studied chess. Every Wednesday he would play tennis with his friends and on Saturdays you could find him at Toast Masters. He would frequently hang out at the Black Dog café where he would wait for hours just to play a game of chess with any other enthusiasts. Eric's two sons had six children and he was a loving grandfather. Arrangements under the direction of Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Tallahassee, FL.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • Celebration Of Life

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • Interment

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • Reception

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Tony and Cheri Pettus

June 13, 2014

Eric was my (Tony's) best friend through college and young adulthood. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Eric.

Franklin Thompson

June 8, 2014

I remember Guys' Tennis Weekend back around 1998 or so and we were eating at The Grill in Apalachicola. There was a dish on the menu called a 'Feast for Two' for around $30.00. Eric tried his best but could not convince our waitress that since he was only one 'eater', that she should have it cut in half and charge him $15.00.

Susan Smoter

June 8, 2014

Eric was my colleague at the IRS and he was one of my favorite people! He was so smart and willing to pursue things when he knew it was right. I found he always did what he promised, and he had a great sense of humor. I last heard from Eric a few years ago before I retired in 2012. I'm so very sad that he is gone - I know my sadness doesn't even come close to what his family and friends are feeling. I want you all to know what a real pleasure it was to know Eric, no it was a privilege to get to know him for the fine person he was. Rest in peace!

Jossie Calderon

June 8, 2014

We'll miss you Eric. You were a great opponent to play against. I still remember the first time I met you, in Black Dog

Roderick Gorby

June 8, 2014

Eric would show up at gamescape in the mall after playing tennis with his buddies. He'd generously take on any challenger and would analyze games afterward. I saw him defend endgames quite well against Ben Silva, coming back from being down several pawns, to draw or even win. His fighting spirit will live on in the chess community here.

Daaim Shabazz

June 8, 2014

I write this in absolute shock. I just found out while at the chess club meeting. Whenever I go to play chess in Tallahassee, the first thing I do is look for the white Toyota Tundra. Tonight I didn't see the Tundra. I then found out from another chess player the horrible news. Eric and I were about the same skill level and had many good battles. I last played him Wednesday of last week at Gamescape. He told me he was playing in the U.S. Open and was already registered. We used to exchange all types of chess jokes/banter, plus debate on chess matters. We talked about a variety of non-chess things as well. I told him about my Toastmaster's background, so on Saturdays I would always ask him about the meeting and if he won anything. He last told me he won "best evaluator". I enjoyed our little non-chess discussions since we had so many things in common. We had a friendship which I will miss as well as our battles. Hard to believe.

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