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Victor O. Esvang, III

Victor O. Esvang, III, 64, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Monday, January 2, 2023 at home.

He served as branch President of the National Association of Postal Supervisors, Smoky Mountain TN Branch #165. He worked for the post office for over 35 years.

Vic was an exceptional person who loved his family, friends, and a long motorcycle ride. He will be missed by all who loved and knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Laura; children, Christopher, Mirranda and Victor; and extended family.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, 1171 Main Street, Pikeville


  1. Roger Shell on January 12, 2023 at 7:53 am

    Vic was a great co -worker and friend. He will be missed.

  2. Keith Maynord on January 12, 2023 at 8:30 am

    Laura, and family. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Vic’s Postal family is grieving as Vic touched so many peoples lives. He was and will always be my buddy.

  3. Greg L Matthews on January 12, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    My Prayers go out to all his family and friends, i am truly sorry for your loss.

    Vic has been my boss since at the Knoxville Plant since 2009. I was an SMO for him. He will be surly missed. He was a mentor for me and someone i could confide in and helped me though many hardships in the last 13 years. I will miss him.

    God bless the family and pray God helps you all with the healing process.

    Greg Matthews

  4. Kevin W Jobkar on January 12, 2023 at 1:41 pm

    Vic will really be missed. He was a class act and a hard worker. Vic was always dependable. I got to know Vic over the last seven years working with him at the Postal Service at the Knoxville P&DC. He always had time to assist us at the OIG, with every technical issue and maintenance issue we faced. I really got to know what kind of person he was and his character while working an investigation regarding an internal NAPS theft case. His assistance and perseverance was key into obtaining prosecution. Vic was a leader, a doer, would resolve any problem and a became a friend. Our small Knoxville law enforcement community consisting of a handful of Postal Inspectors and OIG Agents will truly miss you Vic. We wish the Esvang family peace and comfort during this difficult time. We are truly sorry for your loss. -KJ

  5. Kathy Shoemaker on January 12, 2023 at 5:58 pm

    Vic will be missed by his postal family and Naps branch 165 members. Prayers for family in this tragic time.

  6. Monica Hilliard on January 14, 2023 at 11:37 am

    Vic was GREAT to work with. Even after I left Knoxville, we stayed in touch. He will be missed by many. And to the Esvang’s, I’m sending my sincerest condolences.

  7. Monica Hilliard on January 15, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    Vic was a great guy! We stayed in touch after I left Knoxville. He made my days at work more bearable and was always willing to help with anything. He is already missed so much! My condolences to the Esvang family.

  8. Ron Seaman on January 21, 2023 at 10:36 am

    Vic was the “go-to” man at work due to his vast job knowledge. He was always available if you could not resolve an issue by yourself. He was responsible for so very many improvements at our facility.

    I just learned from Vic in December that we were native sons of the same state.

    I particularly loved his sense of humor! We were always making one another laugh.

    I wish to express to the family that Vic was as dear to us as to you.

    May the peace of God sustain you during this time.

  9. Paula FLANAGAN on January 21, 2023 at 12:11 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are lifted high for the family. Vick will be sadly missed by so many. He did a lot for the post office and for his fellow employees. May God give you comfort through this difficult time. RIP Vic.

  10. Paula FLANAGAN on January 21, 2023 at 12:14 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are lifted high for VIic family. Vic will be missed by so many. he did so much for our post office. May God give you all comfort through this difficult time. Rest in peace, Vic.

  11. Walter Howard on January 23, 2023 at 5:50 am

    Vic will be missed and prayers go out to his family.

  12. Martin Granec on June 29, 2023 at 4:01 pm

    Vic was my boss in Daytona Beach. Great man, great boss, and funny too! Can’t believe he has passed. Can’t believe it took so long to find out.

    I would like his family to know I am very sorry for their loss!

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