Eric was born in the Panama Canal on Oct. 31, 1979. He had resided in St. Marys until 1988, then moved to Jacksonville in 2006. His hobbies were music, drawing and computers.
Funeral services were held at noon Monday, April 7, from Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys, with Pastor Rick Brody officiating. Interment followed at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland. The family received friends and family one hour prior to service time.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa Hitz; son, Ryder James Hitz; parents, Robert and Charlotte Hitz of Kingsland; sister, Katie A. Hitz of Kingsland; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Geraldine Heatley and Kenneth and Joan Balgie.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.