TRAVERSE CITY — Jack Guy Erickson, 64, longtime resident of Traverse City, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at his home.
Jack was born on Nov. 1, 1948 to the late Gordon and Garnet (HiramTharp) Erickson in Traverse City.
He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army during Vietnam.
Jack could often be found spending time with family and friends.
He enjoyed boating, fly-fishing and working on his family property. Jack was a member of the VFW, AML and Elks Lodge
Jack was a proud father and caring grandfather and loved every moment spent with his three granddaughters.
Jack is survived by his family; one son, Justin (Tischa) Erickson of Flagstaff, Ariz.; two daughters, Jennifer (Jason Nickerson) Erickson of Kingsley, and Ashlee (Adam MacConnel) Erickson of Traverse City; three granddaughters, Delainey, Lauren and Sofia; one brother, Thomas Tharp and one sister, Sally Craig, as well as many other loving family members and friends.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents Guy and Edith Fuller, and best friend Michael Hager.
A memorial gathering will take place from 1 to 4 p.m., with military honors at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at the American Military League.
Memorial contributions may be directed to a fund set up for Jack's granddaughters.
Please share thoughts with the family at http://www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.