Joseph Esala
Tuesday
9
January

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Erman Smith Funeral Home
315 Rusk Street
Pittsburg, Texas, United States
9038562711
Wednesday
10
January

Funeral Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Erman Smith Funeral Home Chapel
315 Rusk Street
Pittsburg, Texas, United States
9038562711

Obituary of Joseph Esala

Joseph Fred "Joe" Esala, of Pittsburg, passed away Saturday morning, January 6 in Pittsburg at the age of 70. Joe was born March 25, 1947 in Cloquet, Minnesota to Fred and Stella Esala. Joe was a veteran of the the United States Navy, having served during the Vietnam War. After his military service Joe began working in the steel industry. He would go on to enjoy a 30 year career with Lone Star Steel.

Joe is survived by his loving wife Virginia Joann Esala; his son: Gerold Esala of Wisconsin; three step-daughters: Cheryl Lynn Wilson of Mena, Arkansas, Tracy Ann Coplin of Forney, Texas, and Dawn Holmes of Plano, Texas; as well as five grandchildren: Alex Bruno, Deanna Roberson, Jessica DeTiberis, Shauntel Patin, and Logan Coplin; two great-grandchildren: Isaiah Bruno and Katie Roberson; and his very close friends: AJ "Jack" Lewis, Linda Lewis, and Ricky Duke.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Fred and Stella Esala.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Erman Smith Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Kessler officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation with the family will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 9, at the funeral home.

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