Derrick Eshelman, Rick’s son, announced on Facebook that the longtime World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series announcer had been found dead on Saturday.
A 61-year-old Michigan native and veteran motorsports announcer, Eshelman was last seen leaving a hotel in Paducah, Kentucky, on Thursday morning. Eshelman’s family and friends have reached out to the racing community in an effort to locate him after he failed to show up to this weekend’s DIRTcar Fall Nationals at Lincoln (Ill.)
Ricky Arthur Eshelman took his own life and is hopefully no longer in any pain, his son Derrick wrote on Facebook.
“It is with deep sadness that I have to let you all know that I appreciate every single one of you with all my heart,” Derrick said. I am eternally grateful that I got to tell you, ‘I love you, dad,’ in my final moments with you. Derrick said, “He loved how he made you all laugh and smile, and he appreciated that more than anything.” He was widely recognized as the face of the WoO in the Dirt Late Model scene.
This is certainly not what we were hoping to hear. We will miss your iconic voice and personality on the mic. You have given so many drivers their signature nicknames, among countless other contributions to the sport of dirt racing. Rest In Peace, Rick Eshelman.
The following message was posted by Rick’s son, Derrick.
“It is with deep sadness that I have to let you all know that i appreciate every last one of you, with all my heart but my Father Ricky Arthur Eshelman has taken his life and is hopefully no longer in any pain. The last thing i ever got to say to you is I love you dad and for that I am forever grateful. I will do my best to answer any questions anyone may have please feel free to reach out. He loved how much he made you all laugh and smile. Thank you. Rest easy pops.”
What was Ricky Eshelman’s cause of death?
Ricky Arthur Eshelman took his own life.
Who is Ricky Eshelman?
Name: Rick Eshelman
Profession: raced the Flat Rock track\sDate of Birth: February 3, 1961
Age: 61 years old
Height: 5 ft 6 in
Net Worth: $1 million Dollar
Ricky Eshelman was a longtime World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series announcer and a native of Michigan and a veteran motorsports announcer,
Ricky Eshelman Age
Ricky was 61 years old
Ricky Eshelman Children
Ricky Survived by his son Derrick and his siblings.
Rick Eshelman Net Worth
Eshelman Rick’s net worth is estimated to be $1 Million.
Obituary And Burial Arrangements
Ricky Eshelman’s funeral arrangements will be revealed by his family. The family and loved ones will share details about the obituary, funeral, and life celebration at the appropriate time. We will do our best to keep you updated on them.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the deceased’s family and friends, who have been struggling with the loss of such an intelligent and compassionate individual.