George Alfred Esham

December 17, 1941 ~ May 21, 2019 (age 77)

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Mr. George A. Esham of Millsboro, DE passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Delaware Hospice Center.  He was 77 years old.


Mr. Esham was born in Parsonsburg, MD to the late Russell W. and Marjorie Hutchinson Esham.  In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his spoiled canine companion “Ruby” whom he adored.


He retired from Delmarva Power & Light where he worked as a Lead Mechanic for 31 years. George was a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran.  He was member of American Legion Post 24 in Dagsboro, DE and also the Hunting Club.  He enjoyed reading, gardening, listening to country music, cutting grass and tending to his garden.   George was known to be  ornery at times, funny and playful and loved to banter back and forth with those he loved.


He is survived by his devoted wife of thirty years, Pauline Mitchell Esham of Millsboro, DE; a son, Tim Esham and his wife Susan of Millsboro, DE; step-daughters, Sharon Kay Bunting and her husband Dean of Frankford, DE and Pamela Schoones of Milton, DE and a step-son Russell Moore of Dover.  He had one sister, Bonnie Goetz of Shaft Ox Corner.  He also leaves behind seven grandchildren: Kayla Peterman, Kelsey Esham, Mark Moore, Sean Moore and Justin Faulkner, Elvis Price and Shannon Price as well as three great grandchildren. 


A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE  19966, where friends may call from 12 Noon – 1:00 PM for visitation.  Pastor Eddie Daniels will conduct the service.


In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE  19963 or the Gumboro Community Center, c/o Ronnie Davis, 23275 Bethel Rd, Frankford, DE  19945.



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May 29, 2019

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Watson Funeral Home
211 S. Washington St.
Millsboro, DE 19966

Memorial Service
May 29, 2019

1:00 PM
Watson Funeral Home
211 S. Washington St.
Millsboro, DE 19966

Private Interment



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