December 27, 1965 ~ January 12, 2022

Born in: Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
Resided in: Bryan (Brazos County), Texas

 

 

Kevin Erickson, 56, of Bryan, TX passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at his home in Bryan surrounded by his wife and daughter after a long battle with cancer. Per Kevin’s wishes, no formal funeral services will be held. Instead, he asked family and friends to gather informally and raise a glass in his memory.  Kevin was born on December 27, 1965, to Robert and Elna Erickson in Sault Sainte Marie, MI. He attended Soo High and graduated in 1984. After working as a Corrections Officer for the State of Michigan for 10 years, he moved to Texas and married Jodie on the peak of snowy Two Top Mountain in Idaho in February 2003. In Texas, Kevin worked for Continental, and then United Airlines, as a Ramp Agent for over 15 years until he retired in 2020. Kevin and Jodie resided in Buda, TX, while raising their children, Garrett, Alyssa, and Nathan Bloys. In 2018, Kevin and Jodie built their dream home and relocated to a quieter life in Bryan, TX near Kevin’s in-laws Floyd and Beverly Cherington. Kevin enjoyed vacationing in Michigan to visit family, snowmobiling, working on his Jeep CJ7, riding his Indian motorcycle, driving his Mustang convertible, watching his grandchildren play, and spoiling his Labradors. His dear Labrador companions, Monster and Diesel both preceded him in death. Kevin is survived by wife, Jodie Erickson; children, Garrett Bloys, Alyssa Bloys, and Nathan Bloys and wife Cassidy; grandchildren, Lucy and Tucker Bloys; parents, Robert and Elna Erickson; brothers, Ken Erickson and wife Toni, and Keith Erickson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family; all of whom will miss him dearly.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or American Warrior Garage. Special thanks to the employees of Hospice-Brazos Valley for taking such good care of Kevin and his family.

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  1. Jodie, Patsy & I were sad to hear the news of Kevin’s passing. May God give you strength and courage to move forward. Kevin is now in a much better place. Focus on the happy times that the two of you had together. Patsy & Robert

  2. Jodie, I was very sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayer for strength and comfort in this time. ~Deb Mosley

  3. I’m so sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing.. we were good friends in high school back in the Sault. I will always treasure those memories. RIP Kevin Prayers lifted for the family. ❤️

  4. Jodie, I’m so sorry to hear the news and want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Jodie, we have never met. I know that if Kevin chose you, you are a very special woman. I am so sorry for the loss of Kevin. My thoughts are with you and your family. MaryAnn Jurczenko.

  6. It’s hard to believe I work with him for 20 years. His dry wit grow on me so much I put it into my own since of humor with the saying ” Now that’s bad ass”

    My best to all who love him and had him in their lives.

    Tex

  7. Jodie, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Words just aren’t enough but hope this helps. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” —Helen Keller

  8. Jodie, Danny and I want to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We hope the memories you made together live on and provide you comfort and peace in the days to come. For us – a mountain, a motorcycle and a move (ours!) live on in our hearts as we remember Kevin. Take care.

  9. Jodie and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Keep all of the wonderful memories closest to your heart. Our prayers are with you.

  10. The world is a little less bright without Kevin in it. I am so grateful to have met him and been taught by him at United. And I’m blessed to have called him friend.

  11. Jodie and family, we are sorry for your loss, Kevin was a good friend to Sara and I and co-worker, it was always a pleasure to have him on my crew. Every time he came over to our house in Wimberley the first thing he wanted was to have Sara take him out to the barn to see the horses, we are grateful to call him a friend.
    Finny and Sara

  12. Rest in peace. My sincerest condolences to his wonderful family. We sure had some great times. You will be missed!

  13. Dear Jodie and all Kevin’s family:
    Phil and I are so sorry that we did not get to know Kevin well. From all the comments and tributes I am reading on here, I understand the magnetism he brought into this world. He will be missed by many, but we can only relish in the wonderful memories. May God walk with you in the days, weeks, months and years to come until you reunite.
    Jeff Fizer & Phil Noel

  14. Jodie, My heart grieves for you and your family. May your many memories of a life well lived and well loved bring you comfort. I raise a glass to Kevin and know he lives on in your heart and the hearts of all who loved him. May you find peace in the words from e e cummings:
    i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
    my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
    i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
    by only me is your doing,my darling)
    i fear
    no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
    no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
    and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
    and whatever a sun will always sing is you

    here is the deepest secret nobody knows
    (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
    and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
    higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
    and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

    i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

    With love and hugs, Wendy

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