Normal - Eric Christopher McCubbins, 45, of Normal, passed away at 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 of pneumonia at his residence.
Interment with Military Rites will be on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. Following the interment, please join the family for Eric's Celebration of Life at 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Windjammer Lounge in Bloomington.
Memorials may be made to McCubbins Memorial c/o Heartland Bank. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.
Eric was born on June 1, 1972 in Champaign, Illinois, a son of Sammy W. and Christie R. Sprague McCubbins. He married Amy Lee Bundy in Las Vegas, NV. She preceded him in death on July 27, 2013.
Surviving are his parents, Sammy (Patty) McCubbins of Bloomington and Christie (Jim) Tusek of Normal; his children, Connor McCubbins and Brianna McCubbins, both of Seattle, WA, Presley McCubbins of Atlanta, GA, Meranda McCubbins, Mackenzie McCubbins and Brady McCubbins, all of Normal; granddaughter, Zelda Jean Pillatos (born on July 26); sisters, Jennipher (Matthew) Linebrink of Bartlett and Samantha (John) Phillips of Bloomington; step siblings, Tai E. Anthony and Alex Anthony, both of Rock Island and Stevie Anthony of Bloomington; and step grandmother, Audrey Tusek of Williamsfield; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Amy and his grandparents.
Upon completion of his studies at Bloomington High School, Eric enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served in Gulf War. He retired from Great Lakes Naval Base in 1997, after seven years of service.
After his time in the military, Eric joined the workforce as a Systems Security Technician, where he could apply his tremendous knowledge of Computer Sciences.
Friends and family were a very important part of his social life, and Eric will always be considered the life of the party.
2:00 PM (CDT)
Camp Butler National Cemetery
5069 Camp Butler Rd.
Springfield, IL 62707
Celebration Of Life
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
2303 Stern Drive
Bloomington, IL 61704
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