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25 June 2019

STEVE Essex's family have confirmed funeral details for the former Burton Albion defender.

Steve sadly passed away earlier this month at the age of 58 after being diagnosed with pancreatic and bile duct cancer last July.

The funeral for Steve will take place on Monday, July 1 at St Peter's RC Church, High Street, Bloxwich at 10.30am, followed by Bushbury Crematorium at 12pm and then the WV1 Suite at Molineux at 1pm.

It will be family flowers only and donations can be made to either Pancreatic Cancer UK or St Giles Hospice, Lichfield.

All our thoughts and prayers remain with Steve's friends and family.

Steve (pictured on the right in the picture above) played for The Brewers 176 times between 1985 and 1989 and was a key part of the side that made the FA Trophy final at the old Wembley Stadium in 1987.

In that 1986/87 season, Steve made a remarkable 63 appearances as Albion played in no less than seven competitions. 

Described by former manager Brian Fidler as "a central defender who was a commanding centre-half who could be relied on to put in a good job", Steve would also play for the likes of Gresley Rovers, Rushall Olympic and Hednesford Town - a side that would reach the fourth round proper of the FA Cup in the 1996/97 season.

Steve's family asked supporters back in April to become blood donors in his honour and you can find out more information on this here.

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