Bob Esslinger, age 72, of Chatsworth, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Hamilton Medical Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Lula Mae Esslinger and brother Richard Esslinger.
He was an Army veteran who served in the 173rd Airborne Unit. He was a Vietnam veteran and received multiple medals of honor. He also received two overseas service bars, a parachutist badge, and recognition for being a rifle expert. He also built some of the most beautiful homes in the Northwest GA area and was the former owner of Esslinger Sporting Goods. He was an avid gardener and loved his gardening along side his cats.
He is survived by the mother of his children, Gina Esslinger, two daughters and sons-in-law, Jenny and Andrew Payne and Julie and Jake Sane, all of Chatsworth; former wife and family, Vickie Stokes Esslinger of Dalton; grandchildren, Ethan and Emma Payne and Harper and Sarah Sane; and other family Gwen and Mike Gibson and Kathy and Bill Stubblefield and their families; and many other dear and special friends.
A private service will be held at a later date.
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Arrangements are by Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Dalton. For more information, call 706-259-7455.
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Published on August 27, 2019
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