Eric Muirhead, former English professor at San Jacinto College’s Central campus passed away on August 13, 2012. He is survived by his wife Susan, sons Elliot (Kari) and Philip, and grandson William. Eric was born in Dallas in 1947 to Ernest Eric and Mary Louise Muirhead, the oldest of five siblings. He graduated from Cranbrook School, Yale University and Rice University. He married Susan in 1970, and they moved to the island of Labuan, East Malaysia, in 1975 working for Brown & Root. They later lived in Los Angeles and Houston. Eric led a life most people only dream about. He was a cab driver, a schoolteacher, a roughneck, a shipbuilder, a sailor, an English professor, a published novelist and poet.