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John Milton Eschete Jr.

September 4, 1941 — April 27, 2023


John Milton Eschete, 81, died peacefully at home on April 27th surrounded by family.  The only son of "Niki" Eschete and Marie Pelegrín, he grew up humbly with sisters Theresa & Veronica. He joined the Navy at age 17 and later served as a member of USN Seal Team 1 in Vietnam.  After returning home he served as an NOPD Narcotics Officer, a commercial diver for both Taylor and McDermott, and finally as owner of Ace Drywall.  A unique soul with an unquenchable thirst for life and a generous heart, he was deeply patriotic and devoted to family. He mentored and influenced so many in life.  John loved fishing, cooking, telling stories, family gatherings, and spending time with his wife and family. John was preceded in death by his wife and life companion, Margaret "Darlin" Eschete. He is survived by his children Drena, Darell and Nicole, as well as grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many many friends. He has earned his rest.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Visitation on Monday May 1, 2023 in the Chapel of Bagnell & Son Funeral Home 75212 Hwy 437 Covington, Louisiana 70435 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Interment to take place at a later date in the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell, Louisiana.
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Monday, May 1, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Bagnell & Son Funeral Home

75212 Lee Rd, Covington, LA 70435

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Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery

34888 Grantham College Rd, Slidell, LA 70460

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