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Edgel Eshem

September 8, 2021 ~ November 16, 2021

Obituary

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.

PRIVATE SEREVICES WILL BE HELD BY THE FAMILY.

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

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