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Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Daryl Dean Eskew, 64, of Middletown, passed away at 6:40 p.m., Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Moore Pike Nursing Home in Bowling Green, Missouri.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 22 at the Myers Funeral Home in Middletown.  The Rev. Jamie Franke will officiate.
Burial will be in the Fairmount Cemetery in Middletown.  Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Denny, Brand Eskew, Andrew McDannold, Rex Moore, Bobby Utterback, and Cale Utterback.  Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Jace Eskew, Avery Eskew, Eva Hendren, and Bodhi Eskew.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, October 21 at the funeral home.
Mr. Eskew was born March 10, 1950, in San Diego, California, a son of Mervan Perry and Geneva Dell Martin Eskew.
Daryl was a 1968 graduate of Wellsville-Middletown R-1 High School.
On June 4, 1971, at the First Christian Church in Vandalia, Missouri, by the Rev. Glenn Vernon, he married Brenda Anne Utterback.  They shared over 41 years together and were blessed with three sons.  Brenda preceded him in death on September 16, 2012.
Daryl and Brenda had lived at their present address since 1978 and in Vandalia for a short time, prior to that.
Daryl had been employed at the Wellsville Fire Brick and also for Wendell Heim.  He then went to work at the Callaway Nuclear Power Plant as a Security Guard, retiring in 2008.
He was a member of the First Christian Church in Vandalia, where he served on numerous church boards.
Daryl was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Mizzou Tigers fan.  When his boys were growing up, he coached Khoury League Baseball.
Daryl enjoyed playing golf and mowing on his John Deere mower.  More than anything, Daryl loved his family and spoiling his grandchildren.
Daryl is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Ryan Elliot and Elecia Eskew, of Mexico, Justin Craig and Tara Eskew, of Bowling Green and Jordan Ross Eskew and fiancee’ Danielle Barnett, of Mexico; grandchildren, Jace Perry Eskew and Avery Jade Eskew, of Bowling Green and Eva Destinee Hendren and Bodhi Dean Eskew, of Mexico; brother-in-law, Robert LaVerne “Bobby” Utterback, of Middletown; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Beverly Kay and David McConnell, of Middletown; in addition to nephews and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Anne Eskew; parents, Mervin and Geneva Eskew and infant brother, Dennis Lee Eskew.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Pike County Hospice or Central Missouri Kidney Association c/o Myers Funeral Home, 203 East Bates Street, Wellsville, Missouri 63384.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at