Gordon Essington, age 56 of Bartelso, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese on Thursday, March 28, 2019.
Mr. Essington was born on October 22, 1962, in Centralia, IL, a son of Elvin E. and Linda D. (Schlarman) Essington. Gordon had served in the Illinois National Guard and worked as a truck driver and a farmer. He had many hobbies, including fishing, camping, and gardening.
Mr. Essington is survived by his children – Tudy Emery and husband Zach of Keyesport, Kayla Essington and spouse Donnie Hulsey of Sandoval and Deva Essington and spouse Chris Ricketts of Sandoval; his fiancé – Karen Nordike of Bartelso; 17 grandchildren – Chloe Essington, Payton, Kourtnee, Alyssa, Shayna, Shelby, and Javier Emery; Summer, Autumnn, and Hailey Essington; Trinity and Bentley Hulsey, Devan, Adalynn, Lydia, and Hunter Ricketts and Sawyer Essington; his father – Elvin Essington of Beckemeyer; and a sister – Stephanie Essington of Granite City. His mother preceded him in death.
A Funeral service will be held at 6:00 P.M. on Monday, April 1, 2019, at Zieren Funeral Home in Carlyle. Visitation for Mr. Essington will be held at Zieren Funeral Home in Carlyle on Monday, April 1, 2019, from 4:00 until the time of the service.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mr. Essington are suggested to the Clinton County Humane Society. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.ZierenFuneralHome.com.