Robert “Eric” Shipp, 55, entered the golden gates of heaven July 10, 2020, free of pain or suffering. He was born on August 17, 1964 to Robert and Arlene Shipp. Step-son of Charles Bombeck (deceased). Brother of Sally & Hal “Butch” Lee, Raymond & Rori, and Jimmy Bombeck (deceased),and Jesse Shipp and children. Nephew of: Barb Jackson and Jim & Mare Bernas. Nieces: Antoinette “Toni” Ford (Tim), Amber, Sheena (Blake) Lee, Theresa, Danielle. Niece & Goddaughter: Krystal Lee (Bobby). Nephews: P.J, Charles (Tracy) Ford, Matthew (Taylor) Lee and Timothy. Grand nieces: Hailey, Layla, Jordan, Chloe, Ryann & Sadie Ford. Grand nephews: Jackson & Greyson Lee, Ricky Moser and Carter Merkel. Son: Jeffrey.
Preceded in death by parents, in addition to, brother Jimmy Bombeck.
Eric was born in Berwyn at MacNeal hospital and was a resident of Berwyn and Cicero before moving to Justice for about 15 years. He moved to Cary for the last few years to be closer to family and live his best life.
Eric was a man of many trades from HVAC to renovating and refurbishing homes with his own company Big E’z construction. Eric affectionately loved all of his family and friends and reminded everyone often. He had a great relationship with the lord and would say his daily prayers and meditate each morning. He enjoyed the outdoors such as fishing, camping and traveling with his loved ones. Motorcycle cruises were one of his favorites. He was a musical enthusiast and especially loved to impersonate Elvis “The King”. He cooked up delicious meals and concocted crazy smoothies, sharing these creations gave him great joy. Always the center of attention, he knew how to make everyone laugh until they would cry. Eric touched many hearts throughout his life, he always offered a shoulder to lean on and helped out anyone that asked.
Uncle Eric, UE, Big E, Eric, a one-of-kind man that will be deeply missed by all. His fierce spirit, charm and the endless memories of him will never leave us.
The visitation for Eric will be held on Friday, July 17, 2020, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Kahle-Moore Funeral Home located at 403 Silver Lake Rd., Cary, IL 60013.
Masks are required for the visitation.
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