Christen Eric Whirley Christen “Eric” Whirley was born March 5th, 1973 in Jackson, TN and lived the majority of his life in Bethel Springs. Eric was always laughing and eager to have a good time. He was full of funny jokes and witty comebacks. Eric had a kind spirit, he never took things too seriously, and he loved his family, friends, and Alabama football wholeheartedly. He is preceded in death by his mother Pamela Whirley, his father Larry Neal Clayton, his grandfather and grandmother, James and Anita Whirley, and his uncles Steve and Rodney Whirley. He leaves behind three uncles, Jay Whirley (Ashley), John Whirley, and Perry Butler, an aunt Betty Ann Butler, and four cousins, Jacey Ross (Tyler), Jill Dillon (Cole), Jamisyn Whirley, and Tuesday Ervin, along with an extended host of friends. He will always be loved and missed by everyone who knew him.