Eric William Lynch, 31, of Cape Girardeau crossed over Monday, March 23, 2015, at his home and is dancing and singing in Heaven.

He was born February 29, 1984, to Fred and Robin (Crain) Lynch. His short time with us was filled with many accomplishments. He loved sports, playing baseball at age 7 and 8 in the Cape Youth League, and was a fan of many sports and local teams.

Eric was a Boy Scout with Troop 5, earning the rank of Life Scout.  He enjoyed music and played cello in the Cape Central High orchestra. He was selected for the Southeast Missouri Honor Orchestra. He sang whenever the mood struck, and often made up parodies of favorite songs.

Eric was selected for Boys State his junior year, where he was elected Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He was gifted academically, helping the Cape Central Scholar Bowl team to a state championship his senior year in 2002.

He earned degrees in Engineering Physics and Computer Science from Southeast Missouri State University, graduating both magna cum laude.

Eric attended Rock of Cape Church and loved to make people laugh with his stories and puns.

Survivors include his very proud parents, aunts and uncles, Janice (David) Varner, Robert (Gale) Lynch, Lon Crain, Dan (Frances) Crain, “adopted” aunt Sherry Whaley, and several cousins.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 25, 2015, from 4 to 8 PM, at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

The funeral will be Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 10 AM, at the funeral home with the Rev. Mark Carbaugh officiating.

Burial will follow at Lorimier Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Eagle Ridge Christian School or Saint Francis Hospice.

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