He was employed with the Department of Corrections in Orange County for 27 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Cleveland.
He was the son of the late James Marion Estes and Clydia Mae Hall Estes.
He is survived by his wife of 41 ½ years, Mary Estes of Cleveland; six children and spouses: Roy and Dalice Estes of Grier, S.C., April and Michael Moody of Eustis, Fla., Michael Estes of Cleveland, Angel and Ben Andrews of Kissimmee, Fla., Kathy Estes and fiancé, Preston Irion of Buna, Texas, and Nichole Estes of Cleveland; and nine grandchildren.
The family will hold a Celebration of Life service at a later date.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Estes family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.