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Ralph Edward Essex

April 29, 1948 ~ March 14, 2018 (age 69)
Dillman-Scott Funeral Home

Ralph Edward Essex, 69 of Paoli passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at his home after an extended illness.   He was born on April 29, 1948 in Anderson, Indiana to Jed Essex Jr and Marvesa Keesling Essex.  He married Evelyn Snook on September 14, 1996.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother David Essex.
He retired from Delco Remy in Anderson, Indiana.
He was a U.S. Marine and Vietnam War Veteran and his services earned him 2 Purple Hearts.
He loved to spend his time camping and fishing.

Survivors include:
His wife:
Evelyn Essex, Paoli, IN
5-Daughters:
Patty Damcott, Pensacola, FL
Barbara Sykes, Frankton, IN
Jennifer and Brian Jackson, Gainesville, FL
Carolyn and Shawn Skaggs, Paoli, IN
Deborah Sykes, Gaston, IN
2-Brothers:
Jed III and Sherrie Essex,         Anderson, IN
Arthur and Pam Essex,         Gaston, IN

Also surviving Ralph Edward Essex, are eleven grandchildren and thirty-two great-grandchildren.
Family has chosen direct cremation with no services.                                                             Family ask that in lieu of flowers, please donate to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675-8517 or online www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Arrangements made by Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 W. Campbell Street, Paoli, IN 47454.  
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