SHERRILLS FORD - Eric Robert Doehm, 82, passed away Feb. 20, 2013, at Catawba Regional Hospice.
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He was born in Jamaica, Long Island, N.Y., 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 from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday at McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. 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.
McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road Gastonia, NC 28054
Published in Gaston Gazette from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2013