Erik Dean Howard, age 35, passed away Monday Jan. 10, 2022. He was a member of Lookout Mountain Seventh Day Adventist Church. He was 2005 Graduate of Ridgeland High School, a 2009 Graduate of Georgia Southern where he was a member of Sigma Pi Fraternity. He also attended Florida Coastal Law School. Erik was a proud member of the NRA and loved cars, computers and guns.

He preceded in death by his step-dad, Michael Chastain and his grandmother, Edna Derryberry Howard.

Those left to cherish his memory include his mother, Stacy Howard; uncle, Mark Howard; aunts, Robin Howard, Karen Deck (Trey), and Kristi McDaniel (Roy); grandfather, Darrell Howard; special cousins, Jacob and Carly Deck; numerous extended family and many friends.

The family will receive friends 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday with a Memorial Service to follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel of Wilson Funeral Home. Pastor Stanley Dean officiating. Burial will be announced at a late date.

In lieu of flowers, please make donation to Smile Train,

Online guest book at Arrangements entrusted to W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.