Eric Marcantel of Irving, a beloved husband, father and brother passed away May 14, 2013. He was born January 2, 1961 in Dallas. Eric was known for being a generous person with a heart of gold. He was a skilled mechanic for over 35 years; and a member of Irving AMBUCS where he enjoyed providing and fitting Amtryke Therapeutic bikes to special needs children and adults. He is survived by his wife Jan and children Joshua, Jared and Blake of Irving; sister Sheila and husband David Temple of Oak Point, Texas, brother Rodney and wife Mary Ann of Coppell; sister, Angela and husband John Herring of Hickory Creek; and brother Stephen and wife Amy, of North Richland Hills. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Saturday May 18, 2013 in Ben F. Brown’s Memorial Chapel. The family requests memorials to the Diabetes Association, 4100 Alpha Rd, Suite 100, Dallas, Texas 75244. Arrangements made by Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home.