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McKeever, Eric S.

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April 11, 1961 - April 13, 2015

McKeever, Eric S.

Eric Scott McKeever, age 54, who was born on April 11, 1961 in Ann Arbor, MI passed away peacefully at his home in Dallas, TX April 13, 2015 after a courageous battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme brain cancer.

Eric grew up in Indianapolis, IN and attended Ben Davis High School, class of 1979.  He was a member of the National Honor Society, Co-Captain of his wrestling team and received various wrestling awards.  He continued wrestling in college while attending Indiana University for three years before moving to Texas and graduating from University of Texas at Dallas with a B.A. in Government and Politics.  He was also a well-respected and accomplished salesman in the automotive business in Dallas for over 20 years.

Eric’s joys included swimming, triathlons, golf, snow skiing, relaxing at the beach, traveling and the Indy 500.  His most proud and memorable accomplishment was completing the “Maui Channel Swim” in 2011.  He was also a devoted member of the Dallas Aquatic Masters.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Joseph W. McKeever Col. USAR, ret. and sister, Mary Elizabeth McKeever.  Survivors include the love of his life, Fiancee, Debbie Cornwell of Dallas, TX;  Beloved Mother, Patricia R. Slear of Indianapolis, IN; Brothers, Patrick McKeever of Seminole, FL, Christopher Slear of Indianapolis, IN, and Joel Howard McKeever;  Sisters, Rebecca Nurnberg of Indianapolis, IN, Edith McKeever Lang, and Sara McKeever Anderson; also eight Nieces, one Nephew, Two grand Nieces, Two grand Nephews, Aunts, an Uncle, numerous extended family members and dear friends.

To receive Eric’s Celebration of Life service information, please leave your email address in the condolences/comment section and we will forward you service information.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite charity in memory of Eric.

 Eric, You are loved and will be missed!

Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238

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William Pendleton

June 12, 2015 7:52PM

has there been a date set for Eric McKeever "Celebration of Life" for Indianapolis, Indiana? If so please email me so I can set that date aside.

Thank you

May 10, 2015 4:07PM

[email protected]

Jill York

May 05, 2015 12:23PM

So sad! Too young!

Barbara Hendricks

May 04, 2015 7:49PM

Was so saddened to hear of Eric's death way way too soon! PJ, your friendship and your mom whom I loved...your family in general... were such a big part of my high school thoughts and prayers are with you. Sounds like Eric lived a wonderful life which we should all celebarte! Take care, all!

Sara Anderson

April 29, 2015 8:28AM

My heartfelt prayers and condolences...Please share when you have a memorial celebration. Eric, I will always hold on to the memories of you as my big brother. I see dad in your eyes and smile and it is comforting to know you are together now. With love, Sara Anne

Sara McKeever Anderson

April 28, 2015 10:27PM

I hope and pray for peace and comfort for all grieving this loss...I wish I had more time with you Eric, but cherish the time we had and will hold on to all the good memories. I see dad in your eyes and smile and feel some comfort knowing you're both together now and ultimately healed in God's hands. With love and sadness...Sara Anne

Aunt Emily McKeever Sears

April 28, 2015 7:47PM

We wish the family had been closer. It we know we will spend an eternity together.

Alison Tomlinson

April 28, 2015 5:19PM

Dear Debbie and the rest of Eric's family and friends - I am deply saddened for your loss. May prayers, friend and family and the memories of good times comfort you. Much love to you all.

Edith McKeever Lang

April 28, 2015 5:08PM

For my dear brother, Eric. I will miss you, but I find comfort in the fact that you know Christ. You are with, Dad and Wheezy (aka Mary Elizabeth) now. Love Edie

Tricia & Kelly Perrine

April 27, 2015 1:44PM

Eric McKeever was a wonderful person. He was kind-hearted and always ready for a challenge. I loved to hear his stories about the trips that he shared with Debbie. I am deeply saddened by his loss but take comfort that he is an angel in heaven.

We pray for his family during this difficult time and send our love, Tricia & Kelly

John J Venezia

April 27, 2015 7:11AM

I would like to notified when there is a service in Indianapolis
Eric and I were on the wrestling circuit together in the 70s I know Eric is right with God now, God Bless Him and the whole McKeever Family my family will keep all of you in our prayers.
God Bless & Keep The Faith
John Venezia

William Pendleton

April 26, 2015 9:00AM

Sorry for your loss. Please let me know when his celebration of life .