James “Eric” Montgomery

James “Eric” Montgomery, 43, of Richmond, Virginia, currently living in Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

Eric is survived by his parents Robert Keith Montgomery II (Miriam) and Diane Spangler (Harlan) along with his daughter Caitlyn Montgomery; his fiancée, Teresa Hairfield, her children Ashley and Jayden; his brother, Brian Montgomery; his sister, Michelle Kleski; brothers Chris Spangler and Ryan Spangler.

Eric graduated from Radford University in 1999, with the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration. He was a member of the AXP fraternity.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm at Maymont Park’s Garden Hall 1700 Hampton St. Richmond Va 23220 to share special memories.

  5 comments for “James “Eric” Montgomery

  1. Gretchen Yeager
    July 12, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Diane, I can’t pretend to know what you are going through, but my heart is just aching for you and you family at the loss of your son. I pray for God to give you the courage, love and comfort to get through such a difficult time. Prayers from Minnesota

    Your friend, Gretchen

  2. Gerhart K Maas
    July 16, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Keith and Miriam, So sorry for your loss. I found this poem in a Church in Saint Albans, England, while serving with the RAF. It has proved me some measure of comfort over the years when dealing with the loss of friends and loved ones. I hope it provides you some similar measure of comfort. Sincerely, Gerhart

    Death Is Nothing At All
    By Henry Scott-Holland

    Death is nothing at all.
    It does not count.
    I have only slipped away into the next room.
    Nothing has happened.

    Everything remains exactly as it was.
    I am I, and you are you,
    and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
    Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

    Call me by the old familiar name.
    Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
    Put no difference into your tone.
    Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

    Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
    Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
    Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

    Life means all that it ever meant.
    It is the same as it ever was.
    There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
    What is this death but a negligible accident?

    Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
    I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
    somewhere very near,
    just round the corner.

    All is well.
    Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
    One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
    How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

  3. Shirley Theisen
    July 17, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Keith, I am so sorry to hear this. May God comfort you and your family with loving memories of your son.

  4. David Harrison
    July 18, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Keith and Miriam, I am so sorry for your loss……………Dave

  5. Brian J Harkins
    July 21, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Keith, Miriam, & Family,
    Dottie and I pass along our heart felt condolences. Continue to cherish the wonderful memories of Eric.
    Prayers and Peace to you and your family.
    Brian and Dottie

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