Eric Eugene Alent, 54, passed away January 10, 2020. He was born on April 10, 1965, in Royal Oak, Michigan to Eugene Robert Alent and Floy Carol (Stirrett) Alent. Eric married the love of his life, Lisa Marie (Tackett) Alent, on April 28, 2001 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Eric was raised in Whitmore Lake, MI. From a very young age, Eric loved to play football and eventually coached the Whitmore Lake football teams over the years. In his youth he also played ice hockey & baseball. Throughout Eric’s adult years he was involved in bowling, billiards, softball, euchre tournaments, and playing golf with his abundance of friends and family. Eric bled Maize and Blue for his favorite football team, the Michigan Wolverines. Everyone knew that Eric never missed a game. Eric and his childhood friend, Greg, attended Ferris State University. Eric spent most of his career in Printing Services/Sales, which led to him receive a “highest sales” award from Allegra Printing. He was a fun, outgoing family man and wonderful father/best friend to his daughter, Haley. She was his pride and joy. When his wife experienced a life altering medical event a few years ago, he never left her side. Eric had a special bond with his mom, Floy and often spoke of his wonderful memories of her. He was a wonderful uncle to his many nieces and nephews, frequently attending their extracurricular activities to cheer for them. He was a loving Godfather to his nephew, Trent Gabriel. Eric treasured his pool time during his yearly visits to Marco Island with Lisa and Haley. He will be loved and missed by all who knew him.
Eric will be missed by his wife Lisa Marie Alent; his daughter Haley Marie Alent; his dad Eugene Alent; his brother Joel (Tammy) Alent and their son Marek; his mother in law Linda Tackett; his sisters in law, Gail (Ken) Burnett, Kathi (Dan) Rickelmann, Sondra Tackett and, Kim Tackett; his niece Missy (Rickelmann) Gabriel and her children Trent and Myah; his nephew Mike Rickelmann; his niece Chavonne (Dave) Abraham and their children Aiden and Ava; his nephew Kenny Burnett Jr. and his son Ryder, in addition to lifelong friends; Bill (Lori) Ramey, Tommy Thompson, Greg (Donna) Camp and Torin Gniewek & the Pheasant Run Golf Course family. He is preceded in death by his mom, Floy Alent.
Please join Eric’s family and friends as they celebrate his life on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Borek Jennings Funeral Home. The family welcomes guests to wear any “Maize & Blue” gear! Visitation will take place from 2:00pm to 7:00pm with a service immediately following at 7:00pm; Deacon Stan Kukla will serve as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made payable to the family to go towards Lisa & Haley’s future. Please leave messages of comfort for Eric’s family by signing his guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.
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To the family for Lisa & Haley's future