Eric Robert Doehm SHERRILLS FORD - Eric Robert Doehm, 82, of Sherrills Ford, passed away, Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Catawba Regional Hospice. He was born in Jamaica, Long Island, NY, son of the late Karl A. and Lydia Rapp Doehm. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loyal canine companion "Bear II". Eric retired as Vice President of the Lace Division at Mohican Mills, Lincolnton. He was a US Navy veteran serving in the Korean War. Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Rosalind K. Doehm; son, David J. Doehm; daughter, Lisa Smith and husband Scott; grandchildren, Karl Doehm, Caroline Doehm, Jack Doehm and Luke Smith. The family will receive friends Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm in the Founders Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors with Pastor John Stanley officiating. Interment will follow the service at Gaston Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Humane Society of Iredell, PO Box 1617, Statesville, NC 28687. Condolence messages may be sent online at www.McLeanFuneral.com. McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family of Mr. Doehm.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Feb. 23, 2013