He had moved to St. Louis in 1962 and returned to Dexter in 2003. He was retired and had worked at Bodine Aluminum where he was a maintenance mechanic.
Surviving are one brother, Larry "Butch" Eskew of Jackson; four sisters, Delois Gales of Dexter, Pauline Griffy of Jackson, Reta DePriest of Kennett, and Jo Ann Pettibone of Overland.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Keith Garland of Dexter officiating and assisted by Rev. Marty Lamp.
Interment will follow in the Harper Cemetery in Aid. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of arrangements.