Eric Nolley, 57, passed away unexpectedly on October 26, 2022 at home with his mom and sister in Princeton, WV.
Eric was much loved by his family and friends. While living in Spartanburg and the upstate of South Carolina, Eric was beloved by a host of friends and chosen family. In 2012, he founded a social group named Out and About Upstate, that provided a safe space for LGBTQ+ adults and allies to connect with each other. Eric also served on the Upstate Pride, SC board of directors for 2014 as Entertainment Chair, and then as Vice President until 2017. He also served on the PFLAG Spartanburg board of directors from 2018 to the present as Vice President and member at large. One of Eric’s biggest dreams was to provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth. This dream was realized in 2019 when Uplift Outreach Center was opened.
His positivity, sense of humor and love will be felt long into the future and he will be forever missed.