Paul Herbert Ericksen, 89, resident of 88 Noble Drive, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010 at Hospice of the Piedmont in Greenwood, SC. He was born Nov. 30, 1920 in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of the late Einar and Agnes Olsen Ericksen.
He attended Georgia Tech and graduated from Auburn University in 1947. He worked for Hercules Powder Co. and later for Johnson & Johnson as a chemical engineer in research and development. He retired in 1984 and he and his wife, Esse, returned to Abbeville where he enjoyed some years of fishing and other hobbies. He was an active member of Upper Long Cane Presbyterian Church, where he was a member of the Long Canites and Men of the Church.
During World War II, Paul served as a Lt. j.g. aboard the USS Lubbock in the Pacific. He also saw action at Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Asenath (Esse) Copeland Ericksen of the home; 3 children Melissa Ericksen of Piedmont, SC, John Ericksen of Sandstone, W. VA, and William Ericksen and his wife Susan of Chatham, N.J.; 5 grandchildren Kaithlyn, Shannon, Dean, Paulette and Billy.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday Aug. 16, 2010 at 1:00 PM in the chapel at Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. John Miller officiating. The family is at the home 88 Noble Drive.
The family will receive friends following services in the Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home.
In Lieu of flowers memorials in memory of Paul may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont 408 W. Alexander Ave Greenwood, SC 29646 or to Upper Long Cane Presbyterian Church , 194 Hwy. 20, Abbeville, SC 29620.