SGT Rynearson was born August 12, 1985 in Eugene, Oregon and listed his home as Veneta, Oregon. His current assignment was to the U S Army Recruiting Headquarters in Honolulu, Hawaii.
SGT Rynearson attended Fern Ridge Middle School and Elmira High School where he participated in cross country and track and field. He loved biking, motorcycles and cars. He loved technology. And, he was always reading about something, putting something together or more often taking it apart. He attended Fern Ridge Faith center when in Oregon.
SGT Rynearson came from a long line of military men. His great grandfather, Henry O Phillips, was an Army 2nd Lt in the Field Artillery in WWI (left in picture) and his grandfather, John M Phillips, was an Army 1st Lt Field Artillery in WWII (right in picture). Eric was proud of his heritage and family history and always wanted to be in the Army. He signed up before he was out of high school.
SGT Eric Rynearson is survivied by his mother - Katherine Phillips, his father - Stephen Rynearson, and sister Krista - Rynearson.
Services will be held Sunday, January 27 at 1 pm at the Musgrove Family Mortuary, 1152 Olive St in Eugene. Internment will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery, 88558 Oakhill Cemetery Road in Eugene. The Patriot Guard Riders will be there to honor and to escort.
We will be holding the family, Eric's friends, and those who served with him in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.