Eric Patrick Scanlon, 36, of Pensacola, FL went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Sacred Heart Hospital. He was born in Pensacola, FL on August 10, 1981 to his loving parents, John H. Scanlon and Marcia Darlene Richardson.
Eric was the second beautiful child of six. Eric had enjoyed snow skiing at a young age. He had, also, loved going to the Pensacola Beach, where he would go fishing and crabbing. He was a caring and kind soul, as well as a friend to many. Eric was a graduate of Hoquiam High School in Hoquiam, WA; and, attended college for a couple of years. In his adulthood he enjoyed paddle boarding, surfing, and above all he loved spending time with his family. Eric had three brothers and two younger sisters. He was a warehouse manager for Granite Worx off Olive Road. He was especially close to his co-workers and enjoyed his job very much. Eric was a member of Scenic Heights Baptist Church where he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior in his early teen years. More recently, when Eric visited his mother, stepfather, and sisters he would attend and worship the Lord at True Worship Assembly of God.
He now walks alongside his Lord with his paternal grandmother, Cecelia Scanlon; maternal grandparents, Johnny and Deana Richardson; paternal grandfather, Kenneth Scanlon; and his uncles, Patrick Scanlon and Billy Scanlon.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his father, John H. Scanlon; mother, Marcia Mayo; stepfather, Richard Mayo; brothers, John H. (Amy) Scanlon, Jr.; Alex (Danielle) Scanlon; Brody Scanlon; sisters, Meghan Mayo, Katelyn Mayo; aunts and uncles; Andy and Etta Scanlon; Maureen Phetteplace; Victor and Karen Richardson; Kevin and Karen Coats; Eric Richardson; great uncles, Tommy Harris, Butchy Harris; great aunts, Joyce Harris, Betty Winters; niece and nephews, Kelly, Riley, Zoe Scanlon; cousins, Debbie, Larry, Theresa, Shane, Derek, Natalie, Matt, Nick, Cody; and numerous loving friends.
We would like to give a special thanks to all the workers at Granite Worx, Bill & Laura Baker (thank you for being such a good influence in Eric’s life), Laura (Eric spoke highly of you and your kindness), Jamie Rothe (Jamie, thank you so much for being at the scene of the accident with our son. Your handling of the situation and loving attention you gave to us was beyond words. Your careful wording and comfort at the hospital while knowing the situation, was commendable. We appreciate all your gentle kindness and caring for us from the bottom of our hearts.), also Jenny Black, Amanda Merritt, and Jesus Rios.
We would like to thank some of Eric’s personal friends: Mike Judd, Joey Raines, Spiros & Kelly Petrovits, David Choothers, Jim Clark, Richard Hounshell, David Taylor, Jimmy Stephen, Ben Westwood, Tim Garden, Josh Stephen, Andrew Ammons, Zach Welch, Jonathon Seaton, Jonathan Graham, Dakota Graner, John & Gaylen Howell, Tandy Alexander, Kathy Waite, Brian Waite, Morgan Waite, and Sherry Cook. We would like to thank all of you for your love and special attention and care of our precious son Eric.
Spiros, Eric thought the world of you and Kelly. You have both been a great influence in Eric’s life! His mother and I appreciate all you have done for our son.
A service will be held in honor of Eric’s life on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Trahan Family Funeral Home at 3:00 p.m. The family will be receiving family and friends at 2:00 p.m. for the visitation.
Eric will be laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
Pall bearers will be; Johnny Scanlon, Alex Scanlon, Brody Scanlon, Shane Scanlon, Larry Green, and Spiros Petrovits