Eric Lynn Dishinger

Eric Lynn Dishinger

Eric Lynn Dishinger, 81, of Metropolis died at 12:16 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Baptist Health in Paducah.

Mr. Dishinger was born on Dec. 30, 1939, in Cairo.

He graduated from the Cairo Public High School in Cairo. He attended the Merchant Marine Academy in Vallejo, Calif.

He married Shirley Casey Dishinger on July 1, 1961. 

He had retired from General Dynamics as an electrical hydraulic engineer. He enjoyed golfing. He was a private pilot. He loved going to horse races. 

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Dishinger of Metropolis; one son, Kirt and Loretta Dishinger of Karnak; six grandchildren, Harley Thoe, Tabitha Sanders, Jerry Thoe, Robin Reyes, David Diehl and Michelle Guise; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his son, Wade Dishinger (2016); his parents, Carl and Irene Wolferding Dishinger; and a brother, Ronald Christian Dishinger.

Graveside services honoring the life of Mr. Eric Lynn Dishinger were at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at the Ohio Chapel Cemetery near Grand Chain. Pastor Tammy Horn officiated.

Pallbearers were Kirt Dishinger, Harley Thoe, Jerry Thoe, Johnny Sanders, Jerry Bayard and Benny Anderson.

Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak was in charge of arrangements.

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