Fuquay-Varina- Kenneth W. Erickson, 95, of Fuquay-Varina, NC, passed away on May 3, 2018, at Durham VA Health Care System. A Graveside service will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens,1621 Broad Street, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Kenneth proudly served his country during World War II as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps from 2/10/43-4/20/46.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Margie Weeks Erickson; son Keith of MD; grandson, John Erickson of PA.

Survivors include son, Kent (Linda) of Waldorf, MD; daughter, Kendra (Ronnie) of Stoneville, NC; dearest grandchildren, Laurie Beth Schreckengost (Matt), Theresa Erickson, Jessica Marie Erickson, Kent T. Erickson, Jr. (Jennifer), Kimberly Erickson, Cameron Pruitt, Keenan Pruitt and fiancée Jodi; great-grandchildren, Joey Schreckengost, Kate Schreckengost, Emily Schreckengost, Madeline Erickson, Joel Erickson, Megan Erickson, Dakota Dietrich, Ava Erickson, Ava Shea Pruitt, and Makenzie Skylar Clark.

The family expresses heartfelt gratitude to Kenneth’s special friend, Paula Galwith for her tender loving care, ensuring that his last years were both healthy and happy.
The family also extends their sincere appreciation to the doctors and staff at VAMC for their patience, compassion, kindness, and professionalism shown to both Kenneth and family members. Their obvious love of their profession in comforting and caring for our country’s vets and their families will always be greatly treasured.

Kenneth was employed as a supervisor at the United States Government Printing Office in Washington, DC. As a business entrepreneur, he and Margie purchased and managed The Pizza Pan in Hyattsville, MD, for several years before relocating to NC. Together they owned and operated Williams Motel in Reidsville, NC.

As an avid health advocate, Kenneth enjoyed golfing and working out at O2 Fitness in Fuquay-Varina. However, his real passion in life was bowling, especially in his league at Buffaloe Lanes South in Raleigh where he developed his closest friendships. Prior to celebrating his 95th birthday with family, Kenneth bowled his last game just 10 days before his death.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VFW National Home for Children (866-483-9642) or to a veteran’s charity of your choice.