Essex F. Kirkpatrick (1938 - 2017)

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Celebrating the life of Essex Francis Kirkpatrick.
Essex F. Kirkpatrick, 79, was born in Bossier City, La., on July 8, 1938, and entered into rest on Dec. 9, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nev., with love from family and a close friend near.
Essex was raised a member of the Methodist Church and graduated from Mitchell High School in Bossier City. He attended Southern University, where he played trombone and majored in music. He loved jazz and enjoyed listening to his favorites: Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Dave Brubeck.
With an adventurous spirit, Essex uprooted his family to Fairbanks, Alaska, in 1968. He had worked in the Retail Food Chain A&P, and continued with the UCFW Union at Safeway in Fairbanks and Anchorage, Alaska.
During the 1970s, Essex began a career with the Teamsters Union, Local 959, working on the trans-Alaska pipeline.
After a long retirement and 47 years in Alaska, he moved to Las Vegas in 2015, with the love of his life, his wife, Jessie, of 59 years. He wanted the warmth and to be closer to the grandchildren, whom he adored.
Essex is preceded in death by father, JT Kirkpatrick; mother, Matilda Simms Kirkpatrick; and siblings, Kirk, Ezra, Myrtle Jones, Johnetta Metcalf and Joel.
Essex is survived by wife, Jessie Mae Yates Kirkpatrick; son, Stanley F. Kirkpatrick; daughter, Angela E. Kirkpatrick; grandchildren, Ralph Hernandez Jr., Akira J. Hernandez and Brittany R. Hernandez; sister, Octavia Kirkpatrick; and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held in his honor on Jan. 27, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., at Wildhorse Golf Club in Henderson, Nev.
Special thanks to the caring team at Southern Hills Hospital and Infinity Hospice Care.
In many ways, Mr. Kirkpatrick lived his life in a very non-traditional manner and celebrating his life at this venue acknowledges that unique lifestyle. Rest In Peace, Pa Pa.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2018