Erick was in a life-altering accident September 1, 1992, while he was working as a logger. A tree landed on top of him putting him in a wheelchair the remainder of his life. However, he did not let that keep him from the things he loved, which included: earning his pilot’s license and flying his Cessna, working on and driving cars (especially fast ones), snowmobiling, and most of all, his greatest passion, playing guitar.
Erick was preceded in death by his loving parents, Jesse and Ramona, as well as his cousin, Jesse Doty, whom he considered to be a brother and life-long best friend.
Erick is survived by his daughter Stephaney Hutchings, her husband Jared, as well as his granddaughters, Rylee and Shae who live in Thompson Falls. He also leaves behind his sister, Janet Reibsome of N. Car., his niece, Candy Wiley and her family of N. Car., and his nephew, Ryan Reibsome of Missoula. Erick’s brother, Mark Reeser and wife Mary, are residents of Thompson Falls. Other relatives in Thompson Falls include: cousin Jesse’s wife and close friend, Kathi Doty, cousin, Mike Doty and his wife, Debra, and uncle, Bryce Doty.
Erick had many close friends, the closest being PJ LaPointe. His other closest friends were: Tyler Vanek, Wes McGraw, Erick was loved and will be dearly missed.
A Memorial BBQ will be held for friends and family on July 29 at the Power Park, in Thompson Falls, beginning at 2 p.m.