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May 8, 1937 ~ August 30, 2022

Burnett “Bud” Wendel Esch, 85, of Siler City, passed away on August 30, 2022, at his home.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday September 5, 2022, at Meroney United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Reverend Dr. Fred Mangeni officiating.

He was born in St. John, Michigan, the son of Burnett Casper and Zelma Grace Bond Esch. He was a member of Meroney United Methodist Church. A contractor for more than 50 years, he also spent over 25 years as an auto mechanic. Mr. Esch is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Doris Lightner.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Carolyn Marie Esch; daughters, Gerrie Dean, Laura Lucile Gillespid; son, Larry Eugene Esch; brothers, Mike and Gary Esch; sister, Linda Snow; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be made at www.smithbucknerfh.com.