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“Eric was always a great friend to me. I first met Eric in 7th grade and he was always so kind to me. We had some pretty great laughs and talks back...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Deana Spencer - Battle Creek, MI

“Shirley, my heart goes out to you. Prayers and hugs for you and your daughter. God bless. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Marilynn Miles - Battle Creek, MI

“Dear Shirley,My thoughts and prayers are with you dear lady. May warm memories comfort you and your family at this most difficult time.Love, Carol ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Carol Bagi - Marshall - Friend

“My heart goes out to you Shirley and your family on the loss of your son, Eric. Praying your hearts are mended in time knowing Eric is no longer...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Jeanette Pluszczynski Oliva - MI


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Eric V. Crippen, age 47, of Battle Creek sadly passed away on Tuesday afternoon, February 6, 2018 at the Laurels of Sandy Creek in Wayland, MI after a lengthy battle with Cancer. Eric was born in Battle Creek on October 12, 1970, the loving son of Robert L. and Shirley K. (Hicks)Crippen. As a young man, Eric enjoyed bowling and playing baseball. An avid Detroit Lions fan, he also enjoyed watching all types of sports, and reading his Bible and The Daily Bread.

Eric is survived by his mother, Shirley Lyon; his sister, Rhonda Clark; three nephews, Travis (Leah) Sleight, John T. (Starr) Sleight, Josh Sleight; and six great-nieces & nephews, with one on the way. He was sadly preceded in death by his father, Robert L. "Bob" Crippen on December 26, 1997.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial gathering service to celebrate Eric's life will be held on Saturday, April 7th at the Hickory Corners American Legion Post #484, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyetesdowdle.com.