Eric Samal Alyea served in Marine Corps

Saturday, March 3, 2012 | 6:41 p.m. CST; updated 7:30 p.m. CST, Saturday, March 3, 2012

COLUMBIA — Eric Samal Alyea, of Columbia, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 . He was 54.

He was born Oct. 16, 1957, in Nevada, Iowa. He attended Cape Central High School in Cape Girardeau and served honorably in the Marine Corps.

He is survived by his close friend and partner, Cathy Reynolds, of Columbia; a sister, Kristin Alyea Fowlkes, of Diamondhead, Miss.; and two brothers, James E. Alyea of Blue Springs, and Daniel Alyea of Alton, Ill.

His parents, James O. and Bertha A. Alyea, died earlier.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Veterans' Cemetery in Jacksonville, Mo,



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