Eric Spivey


Eric Tremayne Spivey, age 47, passed from this life on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at approximately 4pm in Pickerington, Ohio.

Eric made his grand entrance into life on Monday, December 18, 1972 weighing in at 8 lbs. 3 oz. Eric was born to the union of Robert L. and Geraldine (Amerson) Spivey. Eric was a unique and special child to his parents and all that came in contact with him. He was truly a blessing!! To those born on December 18 he would call them his special “December Babies”.

Eric graduated from Lima Senior High School in May 1991. In 1995, after graduating, he attended Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. He obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He also went on to acquire his Professional Engineering (PE) license. After graduation, Eric was employed by D.L. Steiner, Inc., Lima, Ohio.

Eric moved to Columbus, Ohio in 2005 and was hired by High-Voltage Maintenance (now Vertiv). Eric came full circle and returned to work at D.L. Steiner, Inc. in 2019.

Eric married the love of his life Mary Teresa Perdue on October 23, 2008. Eric and Teresa exchanged wedding vows on the beautiful island of Ocho Rios, Jamaica. They shared their beautiful home with two precious pups name Ava and Miles (who were more like children) that received all the benefits and love and care…including being VERY spoiled by Eric who they adored. Eric was Godfather to many children that he loved and treated like his own.

Eric was preceded in death by his father, Robert L. Spivey; maternal grandparents, Reverend Major and Rosa Bell (Flemon) Amerson, Sr.; paternal grandparents, Ernest and Sammy (Mcguire) Spivey, Sr.; and to four aunts and one uncle.

Eric leaves to cherish his memory, wife, Mary Spivey; mother, Geraldine Spivey; sister, Ericka S. Spivey (Lima, Ohio); God Sister, Andrea Amerson (New Albany, Ohio); special cousin/sister, Regina Hall (Pataskala, Ohio); special nieces, Ti’ara Spivey and Ti’ana Spivey (Lima, Ohio); five aunts, eight uncles, and a host of wonderful cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Private Services entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

Online Obituary Donation in memory of Eric Spivey

Condolence Messages

  1. Mary,
    My deepest sympathies to you and Eric’s family. Please know you are in my thoughts.

    • To the family and friends of Eric, and especially Mary, my heart is heavy for all of you but I will keep you all uplifted in prayer as you get through the upcoming days, weeks, and years ahead.

  2. Mary, Geraldine, Ericka, Ti’ana and Ti’ara,
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Eric was one of the sweetest, kindest, compassionate, generous and loving individuals that I’m proud to call my friend. His soul was truly genuine. He will be missed. May God be with you all and surround you with love, peace and comfort.
    God Bless,

  3. My prayers are with Mary and Eric’s entire family and May God bless you and comfort you with beautiful memories of Eric..

  4. Our hearts go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow. Eric was an amazing person. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences.
    Terri Johnson & Family

  5. Bernadine Crisp

    Praying that god will give you strength and understanding during this most difficult time love y’all cousin Bernadine

  6. I wish there was something I could say to ease your pain. May the Almighty give you patience and ease to pass through these trials.

  7. Heavenly Father imbrace His Wife ,Mother, Sister,neices,Aunt’s,and Uncles, cousin frends.

  8. Jimmy Gilcrease

    My condolences sorry to hear about your lost from the Gilcrease family we love you all and prayers out to you.

  9. Mary:
    There are no words to adequately express my sorrow on hearing that Eric had died. Working in a field where I witnessed many face the loss of a life partner, I have only hints of the pain experienced by the surviving partner and I would not wish that for anyone, especially you. Your eyes light up when you talk about him and your life together and I can only hope you find ways to allow memory to nurture that light going forward. My very deepest sympathy on this tremendous loss . . .

  10. To Mrs. Geraldine, Mary, Ericka and the rest of the beautiful family and friends; There are no words to tell you how sorry I am. My deepest sympathies go out to you. May God give you the peace that you seek. May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss. I offer you my thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this dark time in your life. Hold on to his memories and the love he had for you all.

    Love forever;
    Nisha & Tristen♥️♥️♥️

  11. Cheryl Bracey Blair

    My deepest condolences to such a beautiful family, he will be missed. Prayers to the family.

  12. My prayers and condolences to the Spivey and amerson family’s friend’s and reletives may God be with you all during these troubling times

  13. Kimberly Williamson


  14. LaBarron Springer

    My condolences and prayers to Mary his wife, Geraldine Spivey his mother, to his sister Ericka and the Spivey and Amerson families. May the God of our Savior provide you with comfort and His unending love during this time.

  15. Butch and Bobbie Dukes

    So sorry for your loss! Our condolences and prayers for your family!

  16. Mary, I’m still in shock hearing the news about Eric. My heart goes out to you but know you will draw your strength from God who will provide the comfort to get you thru. What you and Eric had was very special and will always be held close to your heart. So sorry, my friend, is hurting and I can’t make you feel better but I’m here whenever you need me.

  17. Eric and I worked together at DL Steiner for many years; solving engineering problems and building infrastructure that will power people’s lives for many years to come. I am thankful for my time with him. The time was too short, but he made an impact on me that will last all of my life. All the best to his friends and family.

  18. Christopher Shurelds

    Aunt Geraldine I love you and my prayers are with you ❤. You are very strong and your memories will always be here.

  19. Doris McGuire-Wright

    My deepest heart-felt condolences in your time of sorrow I Love you all please know that The Lord is with you always and Eric is resting in the arms of The Lord.

  20. Sincere Condolences & Prayers ❤️
    From The Pitts Family

  21. Kevin and Charity Hall

    The Hall family sends our prayers to Mary Spivey and the Spivey family. Eric you will be truly missed by your God children, me and especially Charity. We are definitely celebrating the great memories we had with you and Mary. We love you Eric and Rest In Peace sir.

  22. Cherita Streeter


    I was so sorry to hear about your husband’s passing. I know this is a very sad and difficult time for you and your family. You have my deepest sympathy. I will keep you close in my thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks as you are going through your process of grieving.

    Love you,


  23. Mary,

    I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved husband, Eric. You and Eric’s family have my most deepest sympathies. Know, that in this time of grief, God is still on his throne and he is with you always.

  24. Rosaline Charles-Magao

    Please accept my deepest condolences at this difficult time in your family. may God comfort you and give you the fortitude to bear this loss. Matthew 5:4 God himself shall comfort you. May Eric’s Soul Rest in Peace

  25. Geraldine Green

    Dear Geraldine, Mary and Family, I am sending our sincere prayers and condolences to you all. We love you and we are here for you for any needs. Eric will be forever remembered. Sincerely, The Greens

  26. I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. You have my deepest sympathy please know that my prayers are with you. May the Lord keep and comfort you during this most difficult time.

  27. I’m so sorry to hear your Son passed away you have my Deepest Condolences and Prayers Charles & Armin Petty Lima Oh.

  28. Betty Robinson and family.

    Oh my dear Teresa and fam, our hearts are so heavy for you all. We are so so sorry for your loss. May you and family find comfort in the arms of Jesus. One day you all will meet again and what a day that will be. God blessings is with you and family
    Love you
    Tiff have my number would love to hear from you.

  29. Eric was a dear friend. We were in school together and he became a brother from another mother. His family always treated me as family. I am blessed he passed my way in this life. He truly made me a better man. Going to miss his laugh most. My condolences to his wife and family. When I close my eyes a see a great amount of a man that spread nothing but LOVE! He made others around him want to spread the LOVE!! Till we meet again my FRIEND!!!! Rest In Heaven!!!

  30. I don’t think I ever saw Eric without a smile on his face and he always brought a smile to mine. He will be missed by everyone!

  31. Chris Burkholder

    My condolences to you and your family. Big Spive was a great man and human being. I was blessed to have known him. As were so many others that knew him. ❤️

  32. My sincere condolence to his mother and his loving wife. Just to let you know you are being thought of. May
    God comfort you in his loving arms and fill you with his peace during this difficult time and in the days to come. May the thought of knowing that friends and family share in your sadness. Be blessed with all my love to the family. Your Cousin, Bonnie Cooper

  33. May God comfort, keep, and strengthen you Teresa and family. You will always be in my prayers. Love you sis.

  34. Philip Simpson & family

    “We will never forget the image of his energetic and bright face. May God grant him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear his untimely passing.

  35. Rev. and Mrs. Victor K. Smith, Canal Winchester, OH

    To Mary and the family…remember to find your oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.
    Now let the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that Eric is safe in His arms, and therein Continue to abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost!
    We love you.

  36. Richard & Tabitha Mukisa


    It is with heavy hearts that Tabitha and I send you this message of condolences.

    Our knowledge of Eric began on the evening when you and Eric rescued me from the roadside as I struggled to restart my motorcycle. Such a patient and kind man! We will always remember your visits to our home and language office in Columbus.

    We are thinking of you, Mary, and will continue to pray for you and your family as you go through this very difficult time.

    May Eric’s soul rest in peace.

  37. Donna Robinson

    I was so sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. I worked with him at High Voltage Maintenance and he was such a joy to work with and be around. My prayers go out to his lovely wife and entire family. RIP my friend!


  39. I was saddened to hear the passing of Eric, so it is with my deepest sympathy I send you and your family my condolences. Please know I’m keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  40. I’m so devastated by this news. Eric was one of my best buddies from kindergarten all through high school. My deep heartfelt condolences to his family. Eric had one of the biggest hearts and kindest souls I’ve ever known. I’ll never forget him. We were all so blessed to have him in our lives and he will be greatly missed.

  41. Dear Gerri and family, I was so sad to learn of Eric’s death. As you know, my sons (Mark and Dan) went to school with him from Kindergarten through High School. He was often at our house just hanging out with the guys and was always such a joy to have around. May you be consoled by beautiful memories and the pride you must have in raising such a well-loved son.

  42. I was so very sorry to hear of Eric’s passing. I grew up with Eric, and was blessed and proud to call him a friend. He is truly one of the most wonderful people I have ever known- a gift that came from the loving family that was so wonderful to me, as well. I often think of Eric and his dad when I volunteer to coach my own son. All I have to do is close my eyes and I can see Eric and I… and many more, crammed into the back of his dad’s car to go to practice, or on the field or in the gym. It is those memories that I always think of when trying to be a good coach and parent. My prayers for his wife and all of his family

  43. Susie Heffner Hanson

    Geraldine and Family
    So sorry to hear of your son’s passing. Sincere condolences from my family and I’m sure all the class of Lima Senior Class of 1969 that know and love you. God be with you at this time of sorrow.

  44. Geraldine(Twin), your family is in our thoughts and prayers, with deepest Sympathy. Ted & Elaine Boyd

  45. Ericka, Ti’ara & Ti’ana, I’m so sorry for the loss of your beloved brother and uncle. Your family is in my prayers as you mourn. Love to all of you!

  46. Darrell & Marie Downton & Family

    Mary, Geraldine & The Amerson Families,
    Our sincere love to you all. May God bless all of you at this difficult time. We will forever remember Eric’s smile and big hugs. May he rest in peace with our Lord and Savior. Peace and prayers to all.

  47. Lula Jones Fields

    To the family of Eric Spivey his mother,wife sister and other family members sorry to hear of the homecoming of Eric. Just remember if you keep your hand in God hand you will meet him on the other shore. God bless all praying for you all.

  48. Dana Fernandez

    I’m just now seeing the obituary of Eric and was very surprised. I worked with him for a short time at HMV and found him to be the nicest and most professional guy. The family has my sincere condolences and prayers. May God keep and strengthen during this most difficult time.

  49. I just found out about Eric’s passing in the ONU newsletter. Eric and I were both resident assistants together at ONU. He was such a great person. Always had that smile. I’m so saddened to hear about this. He really was a great person to work with and be around. I pray that God gives the family strength and blessings.

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