DPW employee dies in crash
August 8, 2013
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- A Fort Jackson employee died July 26 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle wreck a week earlier.
A native of Eastover, Eric Anderson, 46, worked as an inspector for the post's Environmental Division of the Department of Public Works, which assists commanders in attaining, sustaining and monitoring environmental compliance and performance standards.
Anderson came to Fort Jackson in 2006 after 22 years in the Army.
"Eric was a hard worker. He had a lot of integrity," said Patrick Green, Fort Jackson's Environmental Compliance program manager. "You didn't really have to tell him what to do; you just had to show him what needed to be done. He's one of those people who gave 110 percent in everything he did. He loved the environmental field and he loved the Army."
Services were held Friday at Antioch A.M.E. Zion Church in Eastover. Interment with military honors followed at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Sharon Lewis Anderson; son, Eric Anderson Jr.; daughter, Brianna Anderson; and parents, Tommy and Lottie Anderson.
"He's definitely going to be missed around the office. And, I'm sure, around Fort Jackson," Green said.