Eric T. Imbody

April 15, 1983 ‒ January 12, 2019

Marion, Ohio
Formerly of Caledonia, Ohio

Eric Todd Imbody, age 35, of Marion, died unexpectedly on Saturday, January 12, 2019, from injuries sustained in a snowmobiling accident.

On April 15, 1983, Eric was born in Marion, Ohio, the son of Dee (Lautenslager) Imbody and the late James Mark Imbody.  He was raised in Caledonia, near his father’s pizza shop, Jimmy’s Pizza, and graduated from River Valley High School in the class of 2002.

Shortly following school, Eric began driving semi-truck for Delmar Distributing, and most recently Comstock Trucking, which became Max Line Express.  His semi-trucks were always decked out and immaculate.

Whenever you couldn’t find Eric, the first place you would look for him would be in his garage.  He spent day and night in that garage, listening to his favorite music, and rebuilding one of his many Chevy S10 pickup trucks.  He didn’t just tinker on S10 trucks though, he worked on everything from trucks to four wheelers to Haro BMX bicycles for he and his son, Tyson, to ride.  He also loved golfing and rooting on his beloved OSU Buckeyes football team.

A thrill seeker, Eric loved anything with a motor.  He loved boating on the waters of Lake Erie on his boat, “E.T.”  He loved going full throttle on his four wheelers, and snow mobiles.  Not surprisingly he also loved an exciting fireworks show.

Eric was a man of few words, whose big “brown puppy dog eyes and warm smile” could melt you.  He was so many things…he could be a sensitive and loving teddy bear and he could be the most stubborn pain in the ass you ever met.  He also “was the best hugger.”

Most important of all to Eric was his family.  He felt blessed to have his loving wife, Brandy (Orcena) Imbody, always looking after him.  They were married on July 26, 2012.  Together they showered their three children with love each and every day.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Brandy Imbody; three children: Tyson and Lexi Imbody, and Alexia Davis; mother, Dee Imbody; two siblings: Ashleigh (Matt) Everly and Jim Bob (Krissy) Imbody; nieces and nephews: Jordan, Nate, Carson, Briggs, Zane, Derek, and Ryleigh; brother and sister-in-laws: Tera (Josh) Holderman, and Tony (Alyson) Orcena; special friends: Jenna (Adam) Curling, Ashley Summers, and Jeremy (Jessie) Rowe; many aunts, uncles, cousins and countless more dear friends.

Eric was preceded in death by his father, James M. Imbody.

His family will greet friends from 2 – 4 pm on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, DENZER Chapel, 360 E. Center St., Marion.  A celebration of his life will follow from 5 – 7 pm at the Steve Young Memorial Lodge FOP #24, 5327 Harding Hwy E (St Rt 309 E), Caledonia, where family and friends will have a time of sharing all of their legendary stories of Eric.  Everyone is welcome to “come as you are” and BYOB to the Lodge.  Burial will be observed privately in Caledonia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help his family.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Eric’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • Nikki, so sorry for,your loss and know we are praying for your family. Rev. Dave and Jan Lippert

  • Dear Ashleigh & Family
    I am thinking of you and praying for you and your family.
    Sincerely
    Karen Goldsberry

  • I am heartbroken to hear of Eric’s passing. I know he is going to be missed dearly by my brother Jeremy. I’ll never forget how they would always be in the garage tinkering with their bicycles. They were inseparable, Eric was like another brother to us. My heart aches for his kids, and those he loved. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who love him. Rest In Peace.

    Nehemiah 8:10 Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

    Gentle Hugs
    Leigh Bedford

  • Brandy,

    My condolences for the loss you and your family have experienced. Though you are all grieving, may you find warmth in the memories and love that you shared.

  • Nikki Imbody Blevins:

    Dearest and sweetest cousin, I am so very sorry for the loss of your brother. Kadie, Zach and Bailee I am also sorry for the loss of your Uncle. I pray the Lord offers you peace and comfort during this time. I am sure Cindy and your Dad gave him one heck of a welcome in Heaven.

    I Love You Cousins!!!

    Ti Amo

    Chris

  • I miss the days of riding BMX bikes with you and various friends from Grand View. It was a simpler time and a lot of fun. I’m gonna miss you man. RIP buddy.

  • My heart is shocked and saddened by the loss of Eric. I will always remember growing up with his sweet grin and his amazing hugs. He was one of the kindest people I have ever known and I feel lucky to have had him for a cousin. He will be dearly missed. My condolences and love to you Ash and Dee. -Sarah

  • Dear Brandy, Tyson, Lexie, Alexia and Dee and all family, we are so sorry for your untimely loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Eric in his garage , man cave. He brought happiness to Brandy, and we’ll always be grateful for that. Also, his kids were fun to be around, never knowing what color Tyson’s hair would be. He was doing a sport he enjoyed and had his son with him, so live life to the fullest and watch down on all of us Eric, God bless, love Ray & Mary, Grandpa and Grandma.
    PS loved his lasagna too

  • Nikki and Family I am so sorry for your lost. May God be with each of you and carry you thru. Eric give Cindy a kiss for me

  • I am so terribly sorry for the tragedy and loss you are suffering. Prayers for peace and comfort are being raised for your entire family.

  • Brandy Lexie Tyson and Alexia my 💓 aches for the pain you all are going through. There are no words that can comfort you. Scott and I are there whatever your need is and our prayers are a constant at this time. We are only a phone call away. Please don’t hesitate to ask for whatever you need even if it is to just talk to someone who will just listen

  • My first ever glance at Eric was as he rode his bike past our house on his way home from Waldo Grade School. I asked my daughter, Jenna, who he was and she said, “That’s Eric Imbody, he goes to my school.” One day we saw him when driving down another snow covered road so we picked him and his bike up and took him home. That was the first time I actually made his acquaintance. He was so shy, but even then the first thing you noticed were those gorgeous brown eyes, and the cute smile, which his son Tyson has certainly inherited from him. You couldn’t meet Eric without being drawn to the gentle hearted person he was, and always polite. Over the years, we came to know and love Eric. There is a big hole left in the world with his passing. God certainly received an Angel into Heaven this past week.

    R.I.P.

    Pat and John Bird

  • Yes! Them two where something else. Love birds 🐦Please tell jenna im so very sorry to hear about this. Lots of good memories with them. Prayer to everyone!

  • Our neighbor and friend will be truly missed. Glad that we were there for Tyson and got first responders to the scene as fast as anyone could have. Tyson was so brave. Our hearts are sad over loosing a good man too soon, but his light will shine forever.

    • Thank you for being there to try to help my son. It’s good to know he wasn’t alone. I don’t know what Tyson would have done without you, that poor baby.

  • So sorry for your loss may god help u all through this difficult time. Eric sure was good to me he work on my car even came out to Ohio state when I work there an help me when my car wouldn’t start all I did was call him an he said I will be right there aunt sis even tho I am Lexi great aunt he came. I always got a big smile an hug from him . He was good to all Ashley family. He sure will be missed may u always fly high sweetie. I will do my best to watch over Lexi for u. Love u sweetie

  • Dee,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Mary and Kip Beals

  • Brandy wishing you and the family love and prayers during this difficult time . I am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you with much love.

  • Brandy and family,we are so very sorry ,Eric was such a wonderful friend and the best neighbor anyone could have ❤️ Forever loved and never forgotten!

  • Dee, I was so shocked and saddened to find out that you had lost Eric. I remember him as the good-natured and smiling kid that stopped in at Smith Clinic once in a while. He obviously grew up to be a fine man that any mother would be proud of. I am so very sorry for your loss.
    I Peter 5:7
    “Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you.”

  • Dear Ashleigh and family so sorry to hear of your loss it saddens me deeply to think that such a great guy is gone.