Eric L. Bost

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Eric Lane Bost, 64 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, January 18, 2016 after a sudden illness.

Eric was born on January 24, 1951 in Springfield the son of Marvin S. and June E. (Billiter) Bost. He was preceded in death by his parents; Brother, Larry Bost; Grandparents, Dwight and Alice Bost and Arthur and Lizzie Billiter.

Eric was a 1969 graduate of Morrisonville High School and has been a resident of Taylorville since 1999. Eric was an avid motorcyclist and in his earlier years worked on his family's farm. He also worked in the orchards of Washington, on the boats in the Gulf of Mexico and in the fields of New Mexico.

Eric is survived by his daughter, Gretchen Ray; grandson, John Ray; sister, Marla Bost; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Morrisonville with Rev. Jim Ferrill officiating. Burial will follow in Morrisonville Cemetery. Visitation for Eric will be held on Sunday from 1:00 PM until time of service at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Morrisonville.

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Perfetti Funeral Home in Morrisonville is in charge of arrangements.


Sunday, January 24, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Perfetti Funeral Homes
304 Carlin Stree
Morrisonville, Illinois 62546

Funeral Service

Sunday, January 24, 2016
2:00 PM

Perfetti Funeral Home
304 Carlin Street
Morrisonville, Illinois 62546

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  1. Sending condolences to Eric’s family and friends across America. I was fortunate to meet Eric Bost in Moriarty, New Mexico where I also went to work the crops with my children. Eric stood out with his 7Up instead of beer, his classic black only Harley Davidson and his storytelling talent. I was lucky to spend a lot of time with him at the motorcycle shop where he could bring “Junie” or whichever bike he was riding right inside and sleep near her with a warm fire in the wood stove. My kids called him “Uncle Eric” and stayed with him if I needed a trustworthy sitter .. he was perturbed when they beat him at poker for pennies. What an incredible man! A proud American, a hardworking son to Marvin and June Bost, an associate of the original Hell’s Angels, a prolific songwriter, a devastated sibling when his brother did not return from Vietnam. a proud father to Gretchen and an amazing grandfather to John and too many other things to list here. I met Eric’s parents when they arrived for a visit … and I got to see the dignity and love of the Bost Family. Eric will be sorely missed.

  2. My family condolences to the Bost family. I had the pleasure of attending school with Eric and listening to the hilarious stories he would tell during speech classes. R.I.P. keep them laughing.

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