Eric McAlpin

Eric Allan McAlpin, 28, of Columbia died Monday, March 9 at his home.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 13 at Paquin Towers.  Eric was born August 6, 1980 in Nashville, TN to Robert and Diane (Brown) McAlpin.  He attended Douglas and Rock Bridge High Schools and was someone who truly loved animals.  Eric is survived by his father Robert McAlpin of Showlow, AZ, his mother Diane McAlpin and stepmother Pat Meyers of Columbia, his sister Angela Weiman, her husband Bill and their children Darrian, Samantha and Mason all of Columbia, grandparents Arthur and Marjorie Brown of Ocala, FL, grandfather, George McAlpin of Corning, IA, grandmother, Joan Stecker of Brevard, NC as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Memorials are requested to The Central Missouri Humane Society, 616 Big Bear Blvd., Columbia, MO 65202 or Columbia Second Chance, P.O. 10186, Columbia, MO 65205.


  1. Diann Stelzer on March 11, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Diane,I am so sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. tammy vaughan (crow) on March 11, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    i went to school with eric at douglass, he was a very quiet person. but would help anyone that needed it, i havent seen him in yrs, and just happened to see this in the paper, eric was a nice person and will be missed by all.

  3. Dawn Dickel-Hesse on March 11, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Hi Diane, I am so sorry about your loss. I feel like I have lost a friend as well. I was Eric’s teacher at Douglass High School. We had a great relationship when he went to school there. I enjoyed him as a student and he brought much joy and laughter. He had the best sense of humour. I will always remember him for that. I am so sad for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so glad that I was able to have known Eric. He enriched my life in many ways.

    Ms. Dickel

  4. Charles E Dudley Jr on March 11, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    I knew Eric from living at Paquin Tower. He was a very nice person to talk with. Many who talked with him will miss him.

    May God as you understand Him strengthen you in this your time of mourning.

  5. Linda Haas on March 12, 2009 at 8:11 am

    Diane ~ I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your son. My heart goes out to you and Pat at this truly sad time.

  6. Wilma Tipton on March 12, 2009 at 9:52 am

    I am so sorry for your loss Diane. I wish for you time’s peace and love’s memories.

  7. Travis D. Holder on March 12, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Oh my Dear Diane. Sending you love and peace that passes understanding.
    Be well and be good to yourself.
    Love you, Travis

  8. Patty Yeakle on March 12, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. The boys are sad to hear of your loss and want you to know that they love you very much. Please let me know if you need anything at all.

  9. Rosemary Wood on March 12, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Diane, I am so sorry for your loss. I was Eric’s Assistant Principal at Douglass High School and also was his advisor (team taught with Dawn Dickel-Hesse). I have so many fond memories of your son,Eric. He brought joy to our hearts and smiles on our faces on a daily basis. God Bless you and your family. Thinking of you and your often. Rosemary Wood

  10. Jill Edwards on March 13, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    My thoughts are with you, and my heart aches for you, my dear Diane. With love from Jill & Jefferson & Chewbacca & Domino & Storm & Jabar & Barlow & too many other Ranch dogs to list here. All of us send you vibes of comfort and peace!

  11. Carolyn Hadley on March 14, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Diane, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Much Love, Carolyn

  12. Susan Turturice on March 16, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Diane & Family, you’re in my thoughts and prayers. I’m am so sorry.

  13. Katrina Gillespie on March 17, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Diane–May you find peace to get through this difficult time. Please let me know if you need anything.

  14. Yana Teneva-Wysocki on March 17, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Dear Diane,
    I was deeply saddened by the news about the loss of your son Eric. I wish I could say that I know how difficult it is for you…but the truth is that I cannot even imagine the extent of your loss.
    However, I know how much you will miss Eric. You will see his eyes in your grand-children’ s eyes and the memory about Eric will be long-lasting as you watch them grow.
    I wish I was closer to help you in these difficult times. You are in my thoughts, Diane.



  15. Tammy McPherson on April 5, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Diane, just found out about your loss of your son. I am so sorry, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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