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“MSGT ERIC "ROY" ENGLAND USMC was always available to help his fellow Marine shooters with their shooting skills and certainly helped myself...Read More »
1 of 50 | Posted by: Terry Tibbetts - Bourbonnais, IL

“I knew Eric in the late 60's while shooting for the Marine Corps. I even drank some of his family special juice. May his family be comforted, and...Read More »
2 of 50 | Posted by: James Puswaskis - Oro Valley, AZ

“Semper Fi! Thank you for your service! Till Valhalla! ”
3 of 50 | Posted by: Martin Bastin - Stanford, KY

“So very sorry to hear of Eric's passing. He was like an uncle to me and my siblings as my father, Bill Dunnam, served with Eric and was on the...Read More »
4 of 50 | Posted by: Susie Haugen - Acworth, GA

“Sir, I did not personally know you however I also was a 0317 and heard your name many times and always with respect and honor so as much as I am sad...Read More »
5 of 50 | Posted by: E-3 Rick Kilby - Palmdale, CA

“Eric - God bless you. You are a true American hero. ”
6 of 50 | Posted by: Bob Anderson - Hiawassee, GA

“Prayers are with the family.. May God give you peace & comfort in the days ahead.. Grandaughter of James & Cora Belle England.. ”
7 of 50 | Posted by: Linda England - Jefferson, GA

“R.I.P and Thank You for your service ”
8 of 50 | Posted by: James Williams - Bogart, GA

“I am so sorry for your great loss of a wonderful man. You are in my thoughts and prayers and wish I was there (Ms Edie) to give you a big hug. Love...Read More »
9 of 50 | Posted by: Kim Casey - Dallas, GA

“R.I.P. Thank you for your service to our country! ”
10 of 50 | Posted by: Evelyn Johnson - Clarksville, TN

“Dear Edie and the England family. I am so sorry for the loss of your family member. My prayers are with you that God will extend his loving Mercy...Read More »
11 of 50 | Posted by: A friend

“It is with great sorrow to hear of Eric's passing. I have known Eric since 1970 when I was a "New Shooter for the Army. He was one awesome Marine....Read More »
12 of 50 | Posted by: SFC (Ret) Jeffrey Lear - GA

13 of 50 | Posted by: Sandy Edwards (Turner) - FL

“Eric was not only the greatest shooter, Marine and man. As a new shooter, he was my inspiration. He will be missed by all who knew him ”
14 of 50 | Posted by: Joseph DeCosta - New Port Richey, FL

“I've known Eric since 1967. We were on the Pistol team together at Quantico, VA. I remember the time he brought moonshine to the Las Vegas...Read More »
15 of 50 | Posted by: Clark Brule - Boise, ID

16 of 50 | Posted by: Joseph DeCosta - New Port Richey, FL

17 of 50 | Posted by: Dwight/Martha Berrong - Hiawassee, GA

“Eric was a friend and all Marine. He will be miss by all who knew him. My condolences to his family. Sergeant Major Spurgeon L. Hinkle, USMC, Retired. ”
18 of 50 | Posted by: A friend

“I was so sorry to hear of your uncles passing. I loved hearing stories about him from Eric. He must have been bigger than life and someone that stood...Read More »
19 of 50 | Posted by: Nancy Zimmerman - Marietta, GA

“I served with Eric on the Marine Corps Rifle team and on Okinawa. Eric was a professional Marine in every sense of the word. He will be missed very...Read More »
20 of 50 | Posted by: Robert Goller - Myrtle Beach, SC

“It has been special to keep in touch all the years since retiring. Donald (BooBoo) and I always enjoyed your visits when here in Vista Ca. Donald...Read More »
21 of 50 | Posted by: Martha Barker - Vista, CA

2016 MCDSA Cookout Photo (MSgt England seated front row) “MSgt Eric England was one of the greatest rifle shooters and gentlemen to ever compete anywhere around the world! Your fellow Marine Corps...Read More »
22 of 50 | Posted by: Danny Burke - Woodford, VA

“You will be greatly missed & never forgotten.Fellow Marine & friend.Mike Pietroforte - Team Partner ”
23 of 50 | Posted by: Mike Pietroforte - Vista, CA

“As a shooter myself I'm always saddened to hear of the passing of a fellow shooter. Through reading and mingling with shooters like Eric and others...Read More »
24 of 50 | Posted by: Tim French - Triangle, VA

“You will be missed Uncle Eric. Love you Aunt Sue! ”
25 of 50 | Posted by: Brian, Rebecca, Grayson & Graely Penland - GA

“Eric was our humble hero. He's already sorely missed but, as tough as he was, at least he's not in pain any longer. Maybe he and Bill Curlee are...Read More »
26 of 50 | Posted by: Bob & Sharon Woodstock - GA

“You were a great example for all those you came into contact. Your legacy will live forever. ”
27 of 50 | Posted by: Robert Partridge - Sharpsville, IN

“May he rest in Peace ”
28 of 50 | Posted by: Lois Dyer Kelly - CA

“Eric was a teammate of mine on the Marine Corps Rifle and Pistol Team during the decade of the 60's at MCRD, San Diego. Great friend and a superior...Read More »
29 of 50 | Posted by: Robert J. Maguire - Princeton, NJ

“I met Eric at Marine Corps Base Quantico a few years ago at a dinner for the US Marine Corps Distinguished Shooters Association. Eric could tell some...Read More »
30 of 50 | Posted by: Martin Sprick - Stafford, VA

“Uncle Eric we loved you and will be greatly missed. ”
31 of 50 | Posted by: Rex and Wilda Hogsed - Hiawassee, GA

“Eric and I were on the same Marine Corps rifle and pistol team in the 70's. Sorry to hear about his passing.Semperfi ”
32 of 50 | Posted by: Steve Edmiston - Garden Valley, ID

“I shot with Eric while on the Marine Corps Rifle Team, he was always an inspiration to the younger men. My thoughts are with you.Neil Adams Billings,...Read More »
33 of 50 | Posted by: A friend

“We are so thankful that we discovered Eric and his wife living in Blairsville while there on our Anniversary last year, having found this information...Read More »
34 of 50 | Posted by: A friend

“Oh, sweet Eric England, what a friend you were to my mom and Dad, Jack and Wanda Titterington, and then you became my friend. I miss you already but...Read More »
35 of 50 | Posted by: sue cummings titterington - AL

“I Knew Eric and what a great man he was. Taught others to be better in life. He will be missed. ”
36 of 50 | Posted by: John Davis - Manchester, TN

“Semper Fi! ”
37 of 50 | Posted by: Lew Tippie - Knoxville, TN

“Sorry for your loss. you and your family are in our prayers. ”
38 of 50 | Posted by: Dwight/Martha Berrong - Hiawassee, GA

“I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow. ”
39 of 50 | Posted by: Michael Boafede - Stafford, VA

“My sincere sympathy.... ”
40 of 50 | Posted by: Roberta Underwood - Young Harris, GA

“Our country needs more men like him. This is our great loss. ”
41 of 50 | Posted by: RUSSELL STOOKEY - Hiawassee, GA

“Fair winds and following seas, Eric, Fair winds and following seas.Semipermanent Fi!Steve and Liz Van Allen ”
42 of 50 | Posted by: Kenneth Van Allen - Gurley, AL

“Eric England ,was a good man a very good Friend ,He will be so missed ,My prayers go out to his wife Sue and Family ,God Bless each and All ”
43 of 50 | Posted by: Florence an Wallace Shelton Shelton - GA

“We've enjoyed many great miles and milestones together. Marching shoulder-to-shoulder with you forever. Semper Fidelis. ”
44 of 50 | Posted by: Children of Harry Turner - GA

“Condolences to the family. Eric was a fine man.Paul and LaDonna DavisMary Collins ”
45 of 50 | Posted by: LaDonna Davis - Blairsville, GA

“Prayers are with the family. May you find peace in knowing he is in the presents of are Holly Father. ”
46 of 50 | Posted by: Linda Nelson - Blairsville, GA

“Eric will be greatly missed by everyone that ever knew him. Another legend headed down range. Semper Fidelis Top ”
47 of 50 | Posted by: Tom Arline - Blairsville, GA

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48 of 50 | Posted by: A friend

“Eric will be greatly missed, especially his home of the Choestoe community, who will mourn the loss of a true hero. Blessings to the family. ”
49 of 50 | Posted by: Betty Sue Brackett Knight - LA

“Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time. ”
50 of 50 | Posted by: Mountain View Funeral Home - GA

Eric was born on April 15, 1933 and passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

Eric was a resident of Blairsville, Georgia at the time of passing.

Mr. England was a retired Master Sergeant with the United States Marines Corps with 24 years of service to his country.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday April 11, 2018 at 11:00 am from the Choestoe Baptist Church with Rev. Ronald Wikander officiating. Interment will follow in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date with full Military Honors.

The In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations may be made to the Union County Historical Society in Eric's memory.