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Eric Lee Stilwell

Eric Lee Stilwell, age 62, of Lovelady, passed away Monday, July 6, 2020 at CHI St. Joseph’s Health Hospital in Bryan, TX. He was born September 16, 1957 in Rockledge, FL to parents, Roger Stilwell and Mae Frances Stilwell. After high school, Eric attended Berry College in Rome, GA where he obtained his bachelor’s degree. Eric joined the United States Navy in 1980.  Later in his military career he earned his master’s degree from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.  Then went on to teach at the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He retired as a Captain from the U. S. Navy after serving 32 years. Eric was a member of the Military Officers Association of America and the Disabled American Veterans Nonprofit Organization. Eric and Bobbie moved to Lovelady in 2016 and became faithful members of the Lovelady Antioch Baptist Church.

Eric is survived by wife of 32 years, Bobbie Stilwell of Lovelady; daughter, Savannah Stilwell of Lovelady; mother-in-law, Diane Chafin; brothers, Floyd Stilwell of Cape Canaveral, FL, Scott Stilwell of Merritt Island, FL; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He is preceded in death by son, Jonathan Stilwell; father, Roger Stilwell; mother, Frances Stilwell; and father-in-law, Bob Chafin.

Funeral services for Eric Lee Stilwell will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2020 in the Lovelady Antioch Baptist Church with Dr. Bill Jones officiating. Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. prior to service. Interment to follow at Lovelady Antioch Cemetery.

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  1. Our heartfelt prayers to Bobbie, Savannah, and Family💐 I had heard Eric was in the hospital, but am shocked to hear he’s with Jesus now, and dear Johnathan. We never know when our time is up on this earth;but, praise God, we know Eric had his priorities in order, and is waiting for his beloved family to rejoin him♥️

  2. My heart grieves with you.
    Prayers God will surround you with His love strength
    and carry you through.
    Sending my love.

  3. Bobbie, I was sad and shocked to hear of Eric’s passing. Prayers for you and your daughter. He is without pain now with God. That is a comfort to know that he is in God’s hands now.

  4. Bobbie and Savannah, May God give you peace during this time . Rest assured that Eric is in a better place.
    Paul and Elizabeth

  5. Bobbie and Savannah:
    I was sadly surprised to hear of Eric’s passing, although I know it didn’t surprise the Lord at all. He knows and cares about the pain of your loss even more deeply than any of us are able to. He is also faithful and is a husband to the husbandless and father to the fatherless (Isaiah). I pray you will know Him in this way, especially right now. Remember, also, that we are here for both of you when you need us.
    Yours In Him,

  6. Dear Bobbie, Savannah and family,
    Although we cannot be with you for the service, our thoughts and prayers are present as we grieve with you. We are comforted to know that Eric is with the Lord and that God is with you and friends on this day. May God bless and comfort you all. Brian and Suzanne

  7. Dear Bobbie, Savannah, and family,
    I was shocked and grieved to hear of your loss of Eric. Our loss is his gain, and we are promised that we will see him again. I will be praying for you. Although there seems no greater loss than that of a loved one, God’s grace is sufficient.


  8. Dear Bobbie & Savannah: I was saddened to hear of Eric‘s passing. I only knew him a fairly short period of time in conjunction with Xi Pi, but I was greatly impressed with Eric as a Christian gentleman. I will be praying for you all.

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