Fred Eskew, age 81, died on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at his residence. Fred was born in Washington County, Georgia on September 11, 1940, to the late Rufus and Louise Eskew. He lived most of his life in Burke County and was a farmer the majority of his life. Fred loved nothing more than being outdoors. His love for the outdoors increased more and more each year, found most often with his annual vegetable garden, which he shared with family and friends. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Fred is preceded in death by his brothers, Carlton, Paul, Roy, and Julian Eskew all of Waynesboro. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sheila Eskew of Waynesboro, a daughter, Jessica Eskew of Waynesboro, a sister, Dorothy Davis of Savannah, a brother, Charles (Jackie) Eskew of Waynesboro, a special nephew Junior Neidlinger of Waynesboro, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at Burke Memorial Gardens with the Revs. Wes Lawson and Bruce Allen officiating. There will be visitation 1 hour prior to the service at the Mausoleum at Burke Memorial Gardens.
Burke Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.