Joe Ericson Obituary

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Dr. Joe Ellis Ericson

June 9, 1925 - November 11, 2011
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Dr. Joe Ellis Ericson, age 86, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at Rock Haven Nursing Home, Nacogdoches. Dr. Ericson was born June 9, 1925, in Throckmorton County, Texas, to parents Lester Yelma Ericson and Lena Agnes (Ellis) Ericson and had lived in Nacogdoches since 1957. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church. After a number of years of faithful service, Dr. Ericson retired from Stephen F. Austin State University as a professor and chairman of the political science department. He was an author and had written numerous books. He was a co-author of a political science textbook, Practicing Texas...
Dr. Joe Ellis Ericson, age 86, of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at Rock Haven Nursing Home, Nacogdoches.

Dr. Ericson was born June 9, 1925, in Throckmorton County, Texas, to parents Lester Yelma Ericson and Lena Agnes (Ellis) Ericson and had lived in Nacogdoches since 1957. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

After a number of years of faithful service, Dr. Ericson retired from Stephen F. Austin State University as a professor and chairman of the political science department. He was an author and had written numerous books. He was a co-author of a political science textbook, Practicing Texas Politics. He enjoyed gardening and was active with many groups and organizations, including Sons of the Republic of Texas, having served as a past President General; Jamestowne Society; Magna Charta Barons; American Political Science Association; Southwestern Political Science Association; Alpha Chi; a Knight of San Jacinto, past Knight Commander; and the Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters, having served as state president.

He was married to the former Carolyn Reeves on July 16, 1955 in Lubbock, Texas.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Carolyn Reeves Ericson of Nacogdoches; a daughter, Linda Diane Devereaux of Virginia; sons, Joseph Reeves Ericson and wife Deborah Ericson of Nacogdoches and John Ellis Ericson and wife Bonnie Marlin Ericson of Nacogdoches; sister-in-law, Bonnie C. Ericson of Seminole, Texas; grandchildren, John Devereaux, Angela Rene Ericson, and William Reeves Ericson; a great-granddaughter, Lexington Leigh; and step-grandchildren, Victoria Shull, William Shull, and Elizabeth Russell.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Lester Lane Ericson.

Funeral services are set for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church, located at 201 E. Hospital St. in Nacogdoches, with Dr. Bill Gandin officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, located off Hwy. 21 East, Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, located at 5400 North St. in Nacogdoches. Online obituary and guestbook posted at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com.

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