COLUMBIA — Eric Samal Alyea died Feb. 18, 2012, in Columbia.
He was born Oct. 16, 1957, in Nevada, Iowa. He attended Cape Central High School in Cape Girardeau and served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James O. and Bertha A. Alyea. He is survived by his close friend and partner, Cathy Reynolds, of Columbia; a sister ,Kristin Alyea Fowlkes of Diamondhead, Miss.; and brothers, James E. Alyea of Blue Springs and Daniel Alyea of Alton, Ill.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Veterans' Cemetery in Jacksonville, Mo.