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Gary K Esplin

August 2, 1950 — January 24, 2024

Gary K Esplin age 73 passed away peacefully in the early hours of January 24th, 2024, from complications of pneumonia. Gary was born on August 2, 1950, in Preston Idaho to Beulah and Angus Esplin and was the youngest of 6 siblings. His love for horses started at an early age as he grew up on his family farm and led to chariot horse racing later in life. He graduated from Skyview High School and Trade Technical School in Salt Lake City. Gary had various employments throughout his life such as Wurlitzer Factory, Jensen Historical Farm, USU, Physical Plant, and IFA. Most recently involved in the automotive repair business with his son Matt Esplin.
Gary has a son Mathew Gary Esplin (Susanne Spring), a daughter Katie M Esplin (Jason), 5 grandchildren, Tracy, Tiffany, Austin, Gentry and Otto.
There will be a viewing on Sunday January 28th from 6-8pm at Nelson Funeral Home at 85 Main St. Smithfield Utah. A grave side service will be held on Monday January 29th at 11 am at the Preston cemetery, 1451 N 800 E Preston Idaho.
In lieu of sending flowers the family will be accepting donations to help cover funeral and medical costs. Donations can be called in directly to the Nelson Funeral home at 435-752-3261 or Venmo
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Sunday, January 28, 2024

Starts at 6:00 pm (Mountain time)

Nelson Funeral Home - Smithfield

85 Main Street, Smithfield, UT 84335

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Grave Side Service

Monday, January 29, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Preston Cemetery

, UT

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