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Edgel Eshem

September 8, 2021 ~ November 16, 2021


Edgel C. Eshem, 57, of West Portsmouth, died Tuesday, November 16, 2021, in Portsmouth.  Born on September 8, 1964 in Portsmouth, he was a son of John and Faye Curtis Eshem and was a truck driver for Gateway Distribution.

Edgel was a retired captain from the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility with 24 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his father, John.

Surviving are his wife, Sarah Cook Eshem, a son, Edgel (Grace) Eshem, Jr. of Wheelersburg, a stepson, Brett Gumbert of Middle Town; two daughters, Tiffany (Mitchell) McCloskey of Chillicothe and Kristen (Lee) Franks of Jackson; a stepdaughter, Shealynn Gumbert of Portsmouth; his mother, Faye Curtis Eshem of Portsmouth; a brother, John (Cheryl) Eshem of Columbus; two sisters, Wanda Eshem of Portsmouth and Sally Eshem of Minford and eight grandchildren.


Arrangements are under the direction of the BRANT FUNERAL HOME IN SCIOTOVILLE.

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