I've seen the insulting obituary and like all of you, I'm blown away.
I've also seen SEVERAL threads of individuals crying out for an opportunity to meet with others on this board. Maybe it's time to recognize the need for an Assembly (if you will) to foster a familial relationship for those on this board!
What if a memorial were planned, in Eric's honor of course, for a weekend next September in North Carolina? I'm part of the community outside of the JW world and I don't live anywhere near North Carolina but I'll tell ya' what - I'D FLY ANYWHERE TO HONOR HIM.
A memorial notice next year that would sincerely honor him could be printed in the paper in his home town inviting those who loved him in the community to join the service.