MELROSE -- Eric V. Elston, 28, of Melrose, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly May 1, 2013, in Peru, Ind.
He was born March 23, 1985.
Surviving are his parents, Kelly Elston, of Scott, and Richard Elston; and his stepmother Ann, Payne.
He is also survived by his daughter, Zoey Elston, who was the light of his life and made him smile every day; brothers, Rick (Angel) Sproles of Antwerp, Robert (Melissa) Elston of Antwerp, Dustin (LaTina) Elston of Cloverdale, Daran (Taylor) Elston of Scott, Corey of Van Wert, Mikel of Continental, and Rian, Payne; sisters, Tammy (Mark) Hernandez of Paulding, Angel (Adam) Hibbard of Paulding, Colleen of Defiance, Kylee of Ottoville, Elizabeth of Payne, Emily of Scott, and Arin, Payne; paternal grandparents, Edward and Mildred Elston, Payne; maternal grandparents, Marcia (Raymor) Eblin, Sherwood, and the late Verlin Eblin. He also had many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss him dearly.
Eric enjoyed fishing with his brothers, working on cars and CB radios. He was training to fulfill his dream by becoming a member of the Oakwood Fire Department.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. May 9, with visitation one hour prior to services at McClain Funeral Home in Denver, Ind.