Eric W "Fatguy" Pierson

February 11, 1959 - October 17, 2019
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Eric W. Pierson age 60 of Cridersville and formerly of Sidney and Springfield passed away peacefully 10:05 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 11, 1959 in Springfield, Ohio to the late Addison and Lillian Joyce Good Pierson. He married Becky Bayliff and she survives in Cridersville.
Additional survivors include children Kristi M. (Jason) Dillon of West Liberty and Deric D. Wise of London; 6 grandchildren: Ryan (Liz), Megan, Jimmy, Torry, DJ and Keightlyn; siblings: Keith (Linda Hurley) Pierson of Belle Center and Brenda Burlile of Springfield, several nieces and nephews, father-in-law John Bayliff and step daughter Lynsey (Dom) Knepper.
He was preceded in death by a brother Craig Pierson and mother-in-law Cindy Bayliff.
Early in his career Eric was an aerospace machinist at Speco for over a decade and precision stamping at Vernay Labs, owning and operating Arisen Tobacco, Perry Township Superintendent where he greatly enjoyed his years taking care of Cedar Point Cemetery. He had been in maintenance at Wyngate Nursing Home and most recently working for Auglaize County Sanitation. Eric attended Cridersville United Methodist Church enjoyed cooking, gardening, investigating herbal remedies and cruising in his Miata. He loved being with his family and staying in touch.
A gathering will be held 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the food pantry of your choice or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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Date: Sunday, October 27, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

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Born: February 11, 1959
Died: October 17, 2019

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Michael S Armentrout posted on 10/29/19

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Michael S Armentrout posted on 10/29/19

Becky, so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. Our prayers are with you and your family.


Mike Morris posted on 10/28/19

Eric was a great fellow. We grew up together in the Sunnyland neighborhood in Springfield and he was close with my late brother Bobby. Sincere condolences to his wife, children and siblings.


Bill & Cindy Stippich posted on 10/26/19

Becky, so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family and keeping you in our prayers. God Bless.


Vickie Walker posted on 10/25/19

I was very saddened to read of Eric's passing. I grew up down the street from him and graduated with him. I will keep your family in my prayers! Vickie Montgomery Walker


Pam Richmond, Chief Strategy Officer Otterbein SeniorLife posted on 10/25/19

Becky, My prayers and thoughts are with you and your loved ones for peace, strength and wisdom during this difficult time. Please accept my sincere condolences. May you find comfort in Revelation 21:3-7.


Teresa Heitbrink-Ireland posted on 10/25/19

Becky and Family. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you find peace in the memories of your lives together. Blessings to all of you.


Sally Longworth posted on 10/25/19

To Becky an Eric's family my heart goes out to you all. My entire family's sympathy goes out to you all.


Pam Parramore posted on 10/25/19

Dear Becky & Family: I was so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Working with you for many years on the convention committee, I know that you were a close and caring family. I hope your grief lessens over time with all the special memories you shared through out his life. God Bless.


Beverly Wood posted on 10/25/19

Dear Becky....Praying for strength, comfort and peace at this time, and in the days and months to come...I'm so sorry !!


R Scott and Leichia Davis posted on 10/24/19

Becky, Leichia and I are very sorry to hear about Eric. Prayers to you and your family.


Don Jump posted on 10/24/19

Becky, Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of Eric.


Ella Sidener Groth posted on 10/24/19

I’m so sorry for your loss and pray that the Lord holds you close, God Bless.


Joseph & Marilyn Garcia posted on 10/23/19

Our sincere condolences go out to Becky Bayliff and family for Eric's passing. Our prayers are with you.


Chiles-Laman Funeral Home posted on 10/23/19

Your friends at Chiles-Laman Funeral Home would like to send our sincere thoughts and prayers to the Bayliff family. So sorry for your loss, may you find comfort and peace during this difficult time.


Denise Murmann posted on 10/23/19

Becky, thinking of and praying for you and your family.


Don Bloom posted on 10/23/19

Becky and family, so sorry for your loss.


Caroline Caliguri posted on 10/23/19

Becky and Family, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband Eric. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time! Caroline Caliguri


Frank Cunningham posted on 10/23/19

Sorry for your lost, my Jehovah be with the family during these difficult times. Eric (Red) as we call him at Speco, enjoyed many years working together always had a smile and willing to lead a helping hand. Rev.21:4


Chuck & Sarah Berner posted on 10/22/19

So Very very Sorry to read of Eric's passing, Becky!!! Sarah & I are thinking of you and have your family in our prayers!! Chuck & Sarah


Roxanne and Bart Shively posted on 10/22/19

Dear Becky and family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Eric. We enjoyed working with him at Cedar Point Cemetery. He was always professional. We will remember him!


Bob Coleman posted on 10/22/19

Becky and family of Eric, As board chair of Otterbein Franklin I wish to share our prayers and condolences for your loss of Eric. May God's strength , peace and healing be experienced. Bob Coleman


Nicole Webb posted on 10/22/19

Eric was a very good guy and a great neighbor for years on Springmont Ave. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten!! From The Webb Family


Richard and Andrea Traunero posted on 10/22/19

So sorry to learn this. Our sentiments to Becky and all the Bayliff family.


Bob Van Horn posted on 10/22/19

Becky, Very sorry to hear of Eric's death. We have you in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Margaret and Bob Van Horn


Susan Atwood posted on 10/21/19

Becky and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sue Atwood


Kent Caserta, DDs posted on 10/21/19

Dear Becky, My prayers and thoughts are with you and your Family during this time of sorrow. Keep the good memories close so that they are strong in your mind. God Bless.