Leo E. Essex

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Leo E. Essex

August 03, 1938 - November 29, 2018

Leo E. Essex Leo Edward Essex, 80, of Lebanon, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born August 3, 1938, in Hendricks County, Indiana, a son of the late George P. and Elsie (Hendrickson) Essex Tucek.
Leo graduated from Perry Central High School in 1958. He moved to Advance where he lived for 47 years before moving to Lebanon in 2014.
On December 3, 1960, he was married to Kathaleen (Wood) Essex in Whitestown, Indiana. She passed away April 17, 2013.
Leo was a truck driver and farm hand for few years. He also worked as a custodian at Wells and Thorntown High School; he later worked at Perdue Turkey Farm for eighteen years.
A dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Leo enjoyed his kids and grandkids. His hobbies centered around family, woodworking, fishing and camping. Leo was a member of Advance Christian Church and former volunteer fireman at Advance Fire Department.
Survivors include his five sons: Lee E. Essex and companion, Wendy Jones of Lebanon, Bruce W. Essex Lebanon, Danny E. Essex and wife, Rhonda of Lebanon, Jeff Essex and wife, Doris of Indianapolis, Darrin Essex and wife, Misty of Advance; fifteen grandchildren; twenty- two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Leo was preceded in death by a
step-brother, Harry Kimble; step-sister, Barbara Cline, and a grandson, Jordan Essex.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 North Lebanon Street, in Lebanon, Indiana. Visitation is planned for Monday, December 3 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home, in Lebanon. Interment will follow services at Union Lutheran Cemetery in Boone County, Indiana. Memorials may be made to Boone County Cancer Society, 117 West Elm Street, Lebanon, Indiana 46052. Online condolences: www.myersmortuary.com
Published on November 30, 2018
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Timothy Englert/Denise Farmer
Dec 05, 2018
We are sorry for your family's loss! Also, Dad...(Jeff) I am sorry I can't be there for you and I love you. (Timmy)
Chuck Gowan
Dec 01, 2018
Leo delivered heating oil to our house in Whitestown. He operated a delivery truck for Hoosier Coal and Oil Co in Indianapolis IN, the same place as my mother did booking keeping. I remember him as a low keyed, soft spoken gentlemen. May he R I P
Debi Knox Swank
Dec 01, 2018
Leo was a good man. He would help out anyone that needed help. He knew he was not eat fudge but he loved my potato fudge. You will be missed but NOT forgotten. Your Dad and Mom are watching over all of you now.
G Eric O Hendrickson
Nov 30, 2018
Will miss you cousin.
Justin Wright
Nov 30, 2018
To all of you,
I am so sorry for you loss. It truly has been an honor and a privilege caring for “dad” for all of these years. He always had a joke for me (occasionally was even a clean joke), a smile, some occasional bitching :-) but was always so appreciative and kind to me and all of us in the office. Forever will be one of my favorites. I am sure He and Mom are looking down, together again, Leo eating tomatoes, whole onions, and watermelon, laughing and sitting next to the Big Man in the sky finally Home. My thousand prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Sincerely, Justin