ERICKSON, DR. RICHARD J., M.D. - March 13, 1932 - March 28, 2014. Age 82. Dr Erickson practiced medicine with Summit Medical Group at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and served on the ethics committee at the hospital. He was elected president of the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians in 1992. He was an avid runner, competing in over 30 consecutive Knoxville Expo road races. He was preceded in death by daughters, Beth Erickson and Emily Erickson-Luttrell. Dr. Erickson is survived by his wife, Libby Erickson; and son, Richard S. Erickson; granddaughter, Elizabeth Claire Luttrell. The family will receive friends Friday, April 11th, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Highland Memorial Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Alzheimer's Tennessee, Inc. at www.alztennessee.org. Please sign the online register for Dr. Erickson at www.highlandmemorialparks.com.
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on Apr. 10, 2014