Lowell-Tims Funeral Home
1100 E. Tamarack Road
Altus, Oklahoma 73521
Eric Daniel Lessard, age 46 of Altus, passed away Saturday morning, January 7, 2017 at his home in Altus.
Eric was born in Lewiston, Maine on November 16, 1970 to Ronald and Marie (King) Lessard. He grew up in Lewiston and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1990. Eric married his high school sweetheart, Trisha Frechette on February 9, 1991 in Lewiston, Maine at Bates College Chapel. They would spend the next 25 ½ years married and raise their wonderful son, Joshua Jake. Eric joined the United States Air Force on February 26, 1991. His first duty assignment was at Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma. He later transferred to Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas. While in the Air Force, Eric was a Crew Chief on the C-141. He received numerous medals of Achievement while serving in the military. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force on March 14, 1997. Eric and his family then moved back to Altus, Oklahoma. In 1998, Eric took a Civil Service job at Altus Air Force Base on the flight line, joining the A-Team. He worked as a Crew Chief on the C-17 during his Civil Service career. He provided humanitarian aid by delivering supplies to Haiti with his team during the Hurricane in 2010. He later retired from Civil Service in 2011. Eric loved spending his time in the outdoors with family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and 4-wheeling. He was always willing to help out others in any way that he could.
Eric was preceded in death by his grandmother, Antoinette (Mimi) Briggs, his father, Ronald Lessard, and his sister, Laurie Cookson. Eric is survived by his wife Trisha, his son, Joshua, his mother, Marie McGillivary of Missouri, his brother, Rodney Lessard of Maine, as well as several nieces and one nephew, one special uncle, Richard (Dicky) Briggs of Maine, and special friends Ron and Julie Lucus of Altus, and many other friends.
Memorial services will be at 5:00 pm, Friday, January 13, 2017 at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel in Altus.
Memorial donations may sent to the American Cancer Society in honor of Eric Lessard.
For those not able to attend the service, Lowell-Tims will provide a live web-cast of the service beginning at 4:58 p.m. Friday. Go to www.Lowell-Tims.com and click on obituaries. Then click on Eric Lessard. There will be a large area inviting you to join the web-cast.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Crematory of Altus.
To sign the online guest book and share memories with the family please visit www.Lowell-Tims.com