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Clarence E. Eschbacher Sr.

Clarence E. Eschbacher Sr., 68, Laconia, died Monday, July 23, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.
A native of Wood County, W.Va., born Sept. 4, 1932, he was the son of the late John and Dorothy Smith Eschbacher.
He was a retired truck driver for Conoco-Dupont, an Army veteran of the Korean War, a lifetime member of VFW Post 3554 in Harrisville, W.Va., and a member of Masonic Lodge 591 in Crandall, Teamsters Local 89, and Mauckport United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, the former Winnie Moats; three sons, Clarence (Buck) Eschbacher Jr. of Corydon, and Andy and Donnie Eschbacher, both of Laconia; a daughter, Kathy Eschbacher of Mauckport; a brother, Don Eschbacher of Fort Worth, Texas; a sister, Alice Joann Rock of Akron, Ohio; and nine grandchildren.
Crandall Lodge 591 performed a Masonic service Tuesday, July 24, at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.
The funeral was Wednesday, July 25, at the funeral home with burial in Mauckport Cemetery. The Rev. John Rowe officiated. Jean Hess was organist.
American Legion Hornickle Post in Elizabeth performed military rites at the grave site.
Pallbearers were Steve Miller, Ronnie Summers, John Magner, Mick Wilson, Gary Gilley and Bill Saulman.
Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren, Alice Timberlake, Natalie, Preston, Kyle, Brandon, John and Savannah Eschbacher, and Scott and Bridgett Decker.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Heth or Boone Township Volunteer Fire departments.

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