Erik Lance Viar

July 2, 1980 ~ August 17, 2023 (age 43) 43 Years Old


Erik Lance Viar, 43, of Smithsburg, MD, passed away Thursday, August 17, 2023, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.

Born July 2, 1980, in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of Debbie J. (Bell) Stanley and husband Doug of Smithsburg, MD, and the late Ellis L. Viar.

He was a graduate of Smithsburg High School.

He was a drywall finisher by trade and a jack-of-all-trades. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved spending time outdoors and with his family and friends.

In addition to his mother and stepfather, Erik is survived by his loving wife, Jessica Sine-Viar, daughters, Kyleigh Viar and fiancé Matt Georg, Ashlin Viar and partner Logan Fishack and Lohgan Viar, stepdaughters, Hailey and Kaelah Sine, grandson, Wesley, grandparents, Jesse and Beulah Bell, sister, Jessica Crawford and husband Drew, nieces and nephews, Caius, Canaan, Camryn, Callum, and Kaylynn Eyler and husband Steven, great nieces and nephews, Huntleigh, Lakelyn and Briar, and uncle, Eugene Viar.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Elliott Viar, grandparents, Flo and Leon Viar and granddaughter, Brynleigh.

Services will be held Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at 8:00pm at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, MD, with Pastor Allen Reed and Pastor Tim Shirley officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00pm to 8:00pm before the service.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg. Online condolences may be offered at

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August 22, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
J. L. Davis Funeral Home
12525 Bradbury Ave
Smithsburg, MD 21783

Funeral Service
August 22, 2023

8:00 PM
J. L. Davis Funeral Home
12525 Bradbury Ave
Smithsburg, MD 21783


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