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In Memory of

Michael Roy Eairheart

March 15, 1960 - June 13, 2017

Obituary


Michael Roy Eairheart, a.k.a "Big Mike" or the "Big Guy", 57, of Springfield, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born on March 15, 1960, at Abraham Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln, IL, to Eugene and Zelda (McPherson) Eairheart.

Michael worked as an Information Systems Technician on the Help Desk for the IL Secretary of State's Office. He enjoyed history, reading, collecting coins and coin grading, his family, animals (especially dogs), and computers. He was very interested in people, he remembered names, and...

Michael Roy Eairheart, a.k.a "Big Mike" or the "Big Guy", 57, of Springfield, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born on March 15, 1960, at Abraham Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln, IL, to Eugene and Zelda (McPherson) Eairheart.

Michael worked as an Information Systems Technician on the Help Desk for the IL Secretary of State's Office. He enjoyed history, reading, collecting coins and coin grading, his family, animals (especially dogs), and computers. He was very interested in people, he remembered names, and something about everyone he met and never forgot anything he was told. He was a great father, brother, son, uncle and friend. He was living at Montvale Estates and had made many friends there also.

He is survived by his two children, Christina (husband Matthew) Carlisle of Stuart, FL, and Derek (wife Crystal) Eairheart of Covington, WA; his father Eugene (Ella) Eairheart of Rockton, IL; 2 grandchildren, Courage and Zach Eairheart; 2 grand dogs, Toto and Roby; his siblings, Robert (wife Linda) Eairheart of Venice, FL, Rogene Meyer of Tucson, AZ, Diana (husband George) Brown of Springfield, and Brian (Michele) Eairheart of Elwood, IL; and many nieces, nephews along with great nieces and nephews. He was loved by all.

He was preceded in death by his mother Zelda Eairheart, his brothera Brent Edward Eairheart, his grandparents Roy and Jennie McPherson, his Uncle Brandon and Aunt Hazel, a niece Jennifer Brown, and his beloved dog "Starlight".

Arrangements are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 S. Koke Mill Rd., Springfield. Per his wishes, cremation rites were accorded. No services are scheduled at this time.

Memorials may be made to the Animal Protective League in honor of his love of animals.

Please visit the online obituary at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.