Erik Monroe Blumenfeld, 30, of Nashville, TN passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 while at work. He will always be remembered as a loving son, brother, stepson, boyfriend, friend and zealous co-worker in the Country Music business he loved. He was born on April 14, 1982 to Peter S. and Anna Knight Blumenfeld and graduated from Richardson High School and The University of Arkansas where he obtained a degree in Public Relations. He worked in Dallas and Phoenix, AZ in advertising and then moved to Nashville to utilize his immense networking and marketing skills in the Country Music Industry. In Nashville, Erik was Chief Executive of OT Entertainment and Director of New Business at Spin Doctors Music Group. Erik brought the same devotion and purpose to charitable organizations as he did to his career. He was instrumental in fundraising efforts for Big Brothers/ Sisters of Nashville and SOLID (Society of Leaders in Development). Going back to childhood and all the way through to his time as a music executive in Nashville, Erik's kindness, humor, good cheer and commitment to family and friends brightly lit the paths of all in his personal and professional lives. Erik was also an avid golfer and traveler and maintained friendships nationwide. Survivors include Erik's mother and stepfather, Anna and Evan Marr Fogelman, brother, Cole A. Blumenfeld, sister in-law, Shara Burnham, grandparents, Jennie and Monroe Knight, Marilyn Marr Klepak and Dr. and Mrs. M.J. Fogelman, aunts, uncles and cousins and girlfriend, Brinn Black. He was preceded in death by his father, Peter S. Blumenfeld. A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, 7405 W. Northwest Highway Dallas, Texas 75225. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Big Brothers/Sisters of Nashville, 1704 Charlotte Ave #130 Nashville, TN 37203 or The
, 8900 John W. Carpenter Fwy. Dallas, TX 75247 or The Springboard Entertainment Foundation, Phone: 615.852.7416 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Online condolences may be made to www.Sparkman-Hillcrest.com.
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Published in Dallas Morning News from Mar. 24 to Mar. 25, 2013