Born Sept. 21, 1926, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, son of the late Delmar and Lola Pruett Eskew, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
On Feb. 14, 1953, in Illinois, he married Gloria Casolari, who survives.
Survivors also include one son, Gary Clifford Eskew, of Kennett and one sister, Linda Taylor and husband, Bob, of Indiana.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Monday, June 23, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, June 23, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church with Pastor Benjamin Meyer officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett is in charge of arrangements.