Eric L. Donelson, 65, Kokomo, passed away at 6:58 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at St. Joseph Hospital. Eric was born Feb. 28, 1947, in Kokomo, to the late L. Frank and Betty L. Donelson (Cass). His marriage to Linda Donelson, who survives, was on Oct. 22, 1976, in Kokomo.
Eric worked for Chrysler Corp. for 35 years before retiring. He also worked at P.P.G. as a draftsman. He enjoyed sprint car racing, Kokomo High School basketball, and fishing. He was a coach for baseball at Southside, PAL football, Peewee wrestling, and president of the Wildkat Wrestling Club. He was also involved in Kokomo Quarter Midget Club and was a member of United Auto Workers Local 685.
Survivors include his wife, Linda D. Donelson; four sons, Randy J. Donelson (Stacy), Douglas S. Persons (Tracy), Christopher C. Reed (Meagan), and Derek A. Donelson (Megan); one brother, Jeffery Donelson (Mary); and one sister, Melissa Mayfield; six grandchildren, Conner Donelson, Tayler Persons, Olivia Persons, Jackson Reed, McKenzie Reed, and little Hayden Donelson; two nieces, Amanda Donelson and Julie McCrumb; two nephews, Patrick and Scott McCrumb.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 S. Main St. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday also at the mortuary with Pastor Greg Reed officiating. Burial will be in Kokomo Memorial Park. You are invited to read Eric’s obituary online at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book, share a personal message with the family or order flowers for the family.