We Live in Hearts We
Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell
Funeral service will be Saturday, October 9, 2010 for 83 year old Homer Essex of Ellis Grove, IL who passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Memorial Hospital in Chester, IL.
Homer was born January 28, 1927 in Villa Ridge, IL, the son of Henry and Mattie (Parker) Essex. He married Hazel Womack on August 9, 1987 in Chester, IL and she survives of Ellis Grove, IL.
Also surviving are five children, James Essex of Ashton, IL, Allen Godwin of Du Quoin, IL, Craig Whittington of Willisville, IL, Janetta Roche of Ellis Grove, IL and Katherine Dillow of Rockwood, IL. One brother, Colbia Essex of Villa Ridge, IL. One sister in law, Dorothy Mitchell of Jonesboro, IL. 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and four sisters.
Visitation will be after 9am Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Steeleville, IL.
Funeral service for Homer Essex will be at 12pm Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the First Baptist Church in Steeleville, IL with Rev. William McCluskey officiating.
A private burial will be held at a later date.
Memorials can be made to St. Jude’s or to Shriner’s Hospital.
The Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home of Chester, IL is in charge of the arrangements.