ForeverMissed

This website was created in memory of Eric Kaplan, 62, born on March 20, 1952 and passed away on February 1, 2015. He was an amazing husband, father, son, brother, friend and person. 

Posted by Mark Collins on February 2, 2015
I had the pleasure of working with Eric for many years at Crossroads. He always kept spirits high and laughter close. He had a good way about making you want to strive to be better. If you were just not mentally ready for the day, he got you there fast with his cheery personality. He always greeted me with that big grin of his, and loved to pick with his crazy humor.

You were always one of my best friends at Crossroads and after. Thinking of you and your family during these difficult hours.
Posted by Jimmy Megginson on February 2, 2015
Always had a good time at work when Eric was around. Gonna miss you "Old Guy." RIP. God bless your family.
Posted by Randy Moody on February 2, 2015
Eric was a great friend to everyone he met. I had the honor to work with Eric for many years at Crossroads Ford. He would always put a smile on your face every day. Our prayers go out to his family.
Posted by Ray Mabe on February 2, 2015
What a great honor it has been to be able to call Eric a friend. Truly a real genuine family man. I had the pleasure of working with Eric starting in the early 90's and learned many things not only professionally but personally. I enjoyed many rounds of golf and no matter how we were playing it was always a great round. As he would always say " a bad day on the course is better than a great day at work" God bless you my friend. May God Bless Patty and the family.
Ray Mabe
Posted by Doug McGinnis on February 2, 2015
It was also my honor and privilege to work with Eric for many years at Crossroads Ford. Eric possessed the natural ability to make you feel like a old friend from the moment that you met. He did that for many many people. We all will miss him. My prayers go out to the family.
Posted by Rachel Leinfelder on February 2, 2015
Eric hired me in the car business about 20 years ago. He would always say "I zigged when I should of zagged". All these years later I say the same thing to my sales guys... Along with several other of his sarcastic , funny comments. He was always upbeat with that big mischievous grin. He was truly one of a kind. He is and always will be missed.
Posted by Bunny Bobbitt on February 2, 2015
What a wonderful person that I worked with at CrossRoads Ford! Treated everyone with such respect and kindness! Prayers for the Family with much sympathy!
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Posted by Ray Mabe on March 20, 2020
Sure miss him and all the rounds of golf we played. Cherish every moment that you have with friends and family. Rest well my friend you definitely deserve it after all the hard work you endured here on earth.
Posted by Quinn Koontz on March 20, 2020
Eric....you are missed....
Posted by Dmitri Kazanski on February 1, 2020
Eric, i know you are watching over your girls and rejoicing seeing them flourish. We all miss you
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Shared by Tim Nelson on February 3, 2015

I was the GM of Crossroads Ford of Wakeforest. At the time we did not have a sales manager. One day Eric showed up from the Cary store, the first thing he said was "i don't want to be here, I am only here because Allen gave me no choice". My reply was " great, why don't you just get to work or quit then". It took us about three days to start getting along and we had a blast. After about five months he started telling me that I would be transfered to the Cary store some day. I thought he was full of it.
 Well, he was right. When the transfer happened he asked me what I thought he should do. I told him that he should stay and be the GM, he said "I don't know how to run a store". My reply was "you are great with people, don't worry about the other stuff". "Just pretend you in Disney World every day". He was an expert at that. Thanks for the memories my friend.

Tim