Joel Charles Eshelman

Born: Sat., Jan. 29, 1955
Died: Mon., Jul. 14, 2008

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Joel Charles Eshelman, 53, of Connersville, went home to be with His Savior at 3:40 PM Monday afternoon, July 14, 2008 in the emergency room at Fayette Regional Health System. He had been in failing health for three years, but his death was unexpected.

He was born January 29, 1955 in Connersville, the son of Ernest and Irene Pennington Eshelman II, both of whom are deceased. He attended the Connersville High School. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served as a tank mechanic and achieved the rank of Private First Class. Upon his honorable discharge he returned to Connersville for residence, where he was employed at Design & Manufacturing.

Joel loved to fish, play bingo and enjoyed all forms of sports prior to his change of health related to heart failure and being a diabetic.

He leaves behind two sons: Evan Charles Eshelman and Joseph Carter Eshelman, both of Connersville; a daughter: Cassandra Irene of Canada; the mother of his three children: Jena DeWitt of Franklin, Indiana; two sisters: Faith Steele and husband, Larry and Sherry Waddell and husband, Barton, all of Connersville; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by both parents: maternal grandparents: Arthur and Mildred Mains Neukam; paternal grandparents: Ernest and Thelma Love Eshelman I; an infant sister: Tina Denise Eshelman; and a brother: Ernest Evan Eshelman III.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM Thursday, July 17, 2008 by Reverend Larry Callahan, Pastor of the Word of Life Church and Reverend Dennis Perkins, Associate Pastor of Higher Praise Worship Center in Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home, where friends may visit from 12 Noon until 2 PM. Burial will be in Dale Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Fayette County Veteran's Council Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made in care of the funeral home to the Joel Eshelman Memorial Fund.

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Patti (Cameron) Logan
   Posted Wed July 16, 2008
Dear Faith, Sherry and families;

Barb called me last night to let me know that Joe passed away. We had not seen him for many years, it's sad to lose touch with close family. My mom (your Aunt Mary Ann) wanted me to let you know that she loves you and you're in her prayers. and to give you her address/phone number. I will call Miller's and give them the info. please let us know what we can do to help.


Aunt Mary Ann
Patti (Dr. Dan and Sydney Logan)
Chris (daughters Rachael & Ashley granddaughters Makayla & Tessa)
David & Ruth Cameron
Michael(sons Evan Jacob/ Scott Michael)
Jason&Lisa Cameron (sons Justin E. & Steven Joel)
Uncle Harold & Sharon (Speedway)
my phone is with my email address

Betty Gay (York) Fox - Springfield, IL
   Posted Wed July 16, 2008
I don't know if you remember me or not. We went to school together. I wanted to extend my condolences to you regarding the death of your brother. I don't think we think about losing our siblings. Unfortunately, it does happen. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

   Posted Wed July 16, 2008
As the song goes--How can i go on without you? You will be missed every day, hour, -and all the phone calls we made to each other! You were always my "SHADOW", now you have God--R.I.P. BRO!! NO MORE PAIN!! SEE YOU AGAIN SOMEDAY!! LOVE YOU FOREVER- SIS

Uncle Davey and Belinda
   Posted Wed July 16, 2008
Faith and Sherri and families,..
We can still see Joe as that little dark hair kid, running and being dare devil.. He suffered so much and now he will suffer no more..He is at rest and at peace now.. He is surrounded by his family in heaven and is waiting for the rest to come join them.. He can do the freddy now for Grandma..We love you all.. Let us know what we can do to help..
Love Uncle Davey and Belinda

Kimball Hendrix
   Posted Fri July 18, 2008
To all of Joel's family: You have my sincere sympathy and condolences about his death. He and I go back to the good old mid-70s days at the YMCA, playing thousands of hours of basketball together. I can picture him back then like it was just a week ago. As vivid as could be. Rest in Peace, Joel, I'm sure we'll shoot a lot of games of H-O-R-S-E in Heaven someday. Kimball.

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