Ernest Noal "Ernie" Cleaver

Born: Mon., Jan. 7, 1957
Died: Fri., Jul. 14, 2017


11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, Sat., Aug. 05, 2017
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

Memorial Service

12:30 PM Sat., Aug. 05, 2017
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

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Ernest Noal “Ernie” Cleaver, 60, Kokomo, passed away at 6:28 pm Friday, July 14, 2017, at his home.  He was born January 7, 1957, in Kokomo, the son of Ernest M. & Barbara (Duncan) Cleaver. 

Ernest was a 1980 graduate of Tri Central High School.  He retired in 2017 from Chrysler Corporation after 22 years of service, and was member of UAW Local #685.  He was a talented drummer and played in several bands.  Ernest enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. 

Ernest is survived by his wife, Esther Abresch-Cleaver; mother, Barbara Cleaver; daughter, Amanda (Tom) Williams; step-daughter, Jessica (Rob) Johnson; step-son, William H. Pollard Jr., along with 9 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild; and brothers, Dan Cleaver, and John Cleaver.

Ernest was preceded in death by his father, Ernest M. Cleaver. 

A memorial service will be held at 12:30 pm Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 West Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Pastor Jack Woodard officiating.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 11:00 am until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.  Messages of condolence may be left online at  

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   Posted Mon August 07, 2017
My Thoughts and prayers to Ernie's family during this difficult time. I knew him from high school band and he was a great guy,very talented .