Age 54, was born February 17, 1960 in Lansing, Michigan. Eric passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Eric graduated in 1978 from Waverly High school and was captain of his high school basketball team. Eric retired after 30 years of service at General Motors. He loved to golf, travel, hunt and fish. He enjoyed attending Tigers baseball games and was an avid sports fan, GO GREEN, GO WHITE!
Eric is survived by his wife, Tammy; children, Whitney Couthen, Eric Couthen II, Nicole (Paul) Hartje, Amanda (James III) Canham, Brandon (Tylyn) Lange; 3 grandchildren, Tiger and Lola Hartje, Crue Lange; brothers, Chris (Kathy) Couthen, Ronald (Toni) Ansley, Keith Ansley; sister, Linda A. Sims-Wright; aunts, Vivian Stallworth and Bobby Green; in-laws, Benn and Carol Johnson; brothers-in-law, Keven Johnson, Tom (Lisa) Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Eric was preceded in death by his parents, Mittie and Robert Pollard and James Couthen; grandmother, Bertha Bowler; and brother, Elliott Couthen.
A memorial service will be held at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery, Weidman, MI.