Eric Hunter Ailey of Ponca City passed away Saturday, March3, 2018 in Wichita, Kansas. He was 25 years of age. Eric was born September 21, 1992 in Ponca City, OK to Dennis Ailey and Kelly Austin Ailey.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2018 in the Grace Memorial Chapel with Pastor Don Stanton of Faith Tabernacle officiating. Interment will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery under the care of Grace Memorial Chapel of Ponca City.
Eric grew up in Ponca City attending the Ponca City school system and he graduated from Po High in 2011. While in school he was very active in Athletics playing Football and baseball, lettering in both sports. He also enjoyed going to the Gym and working out, playing his guitar which he self-taught to play, playing Frisbee golf and video games. After graduating from high school Eric played baseball for Cowley County College until an injury ended his baseball career. He could play all positions on the field and at the time of his injury he was catcher. He transferred to NOC Enid and later to Pikes Peak Community College trying to complete his degree.
Survivors include: Parents; Kelly Ailey and Dennis Ailey and wife Ruth both of Ponca City, OK 1 sister; Elizabeth Ailey of Haskell, OK 1 brother; Steven Ailey of Ponca City, OK and a ½ brother Eric Greenfield of Ponca City, OK He is also survived by his grandparents; Floyd and Sandra Ailey of Nardin, OK and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Eric was preceded in death by his Grandparents; Charles and Mamie Austin and 1 sister; Kristin Ailey – Nydegger.
Online condolences may be done at www.gracememorialchapel.net
Prayers and hugs,
Cheryl SharpTuttle, OK
We are all so terribly sorry to hear of your loss and know the pain and anguish you and your family are going through with the loss of a son and brother. We know it is hard right now but with God's help time will slowly heal.
Ramey, Rountree & Vincent FamiliesTonkawa, OK
Kelly, I am so sorry for your loss. No words can take away your pain. It is so special when a mother has a son whom is also her best friend. Those are memories you will treasure forever. Praying for you and your family.
Yvonne WehrlePonca City, OK
So sorry for your loss, may God help you through your rough times ahead.
Robin Rhoten, OK
Dennis and Kelly, my prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Lori (Allensworth) JohnsonBartlesville, OK
Please accept our deepest sympathy. Praying for you and your family.
John and Anita AllensworthPonca City, OK
Kelly we are so very sorry you lost such a wonderful son and best friend .Hold on to your memories and the love you shared. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Beverly FairPonca City, OK
Kelly & Dennis, we watched all your kids grow up. We treasure the pictures and words you sent us. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Eric will be missed.
Sincerely, Tony Jo, and family.
Tony & Jo Ann BrennanMontclair, CA
So very sorey to hear about this, God be wirh you all during this time, prayers for all
Carol OwingsPonca City, OK
Misty WhitePonca City, OK
So sorry for the loss Aunt Kelly and the rest of the family. He was a great cousin with a great smile and heart. He will be missed.
So sorry, my prayers are with each one of you, may God help you through this sad time!
Shirley A BrownPonca City,, OK
Kelly there are no words for your loss but know that God has accepted an Angel on his doorsteps. Thoughts and Prayers for you and the family. With much sorrow and love, Cheryl
Cheryl GottPonca City, OK