Eric Ping, age 50, of Wilmington, NC., formerly of Somerset, KY., passed away on Tuesday August 11, 2015 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC.

He was born on October 5, 1964 in Somerset, KY., to James R. “Jim” Ping and the late Lillie Marie Weir Ping.

He was of Baptist Faith and loved listening to music and was a talented singer and guitar player.

Eric was preceded in death by his Mother Lillie Ping.

He is survived by his Father, Jim Ping of Somerset, KY; two sons, Kevin Ping of Somerset, KY; and Christopher Ping of Somerset, KY; a wife from a previous marriage, Delorse Meade Ping, two brothers, James Cambria Ping of Somerset, KY; and JR Sawyer of Texas, one sister, Ruth Angela Ping (and Bryan) Gately of Wilmington, NC, and one grandchild, Aiden Ping.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday August 25, 2015 from 11:30am to 1pm in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday August 25, 2015 at 1pm in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with full Military Honors provided by the American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard.

Burial will follow in Wilkerson Cemetery located in Casey County.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.