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Charles “Chuck” William Estes
3-26-57 – 4-29-2020
Born on 3-26-57 in Springfield, Illinois, Charles “Chuck” William Estes, was God’s tenth gift to Archur Estes, Sr. and his wife Doris Emma Jane. Charles, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was called home by that same God, whom he accepted as his Lord and Savior after a tough battle with cancer.
In his early life, Charles managed a bowling alley and was Regional Manager for TGI FRIDAYS in the Dallas, Texas metro and the Lexington, Kentucky areas. He was very well suited for this kind of work as he was a man who never met a stranger, was never judgmental and always had a kind word for those in need. In Oklahoma City he was owner of CHARLES ESTES CONTRACTING, BUILDING & REMODELING.
Charles loved Blues, Jazz, Classical and Country music He was an avid bowler and was a DIE HARD CUBS FAN.
Charles considered his biggest blessing to be his 6 children and 9 grandchildren who survive him: Shaun Estes, Daniel (Taylor) Hooberry, Katherine (Elias) Mazariegos, Christina Hooberry, and twins Deborah (Todd Phillips) Burks, Kelly (Taha) Alasi; Grandchildren: Ethan, Madison, Zain, Maya, Tyler, Brynlee, Boston, Zeke and Kala all residing in Texas.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Betty Ann, Archur Jr, and David Paul Estes of Springfield, Illinois and Gloria Ann Ackerman, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Clara Jane Lay of Nicholasville, Kentucky.
Charles is survived by siblings Barbara Furgeson of Suffolk, Virginia, Michele Lee of Canton, North Carolina, Patricia Creviston of Rochester, Illinois, Linda (Clarence) Reeves of Talbotton, Georgia, Eileen (Robert) DiBartolomeo of Mechanicsburg, Illinois, Connie Estes of LaGrange, Illinois and Ruth Estes, Roger Estes and Doreen (Dan) Stumpf all of Springfield, Illinois. He also leaves behind a long time companion Reba Gaddis of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Charles will be laid to rest at CHATHAM CEMETERY, Chatham, Illinois. A memorial service will be held at a later date .
Charles Willard Estes Jr says
Sorry for your loss, I don’t remember much about him as I live in Texas . My dad was Charles Willard Estes Sr — Uncle Archie’s brother . My name is also Charles Estes Jr . We were up in Illinois to see Uncle Ray before he died .
We love you dad. Thank you for being a great dad and amazing grandpa. We will love and miss you until we see you again.
Barbara Bumgarner says
I’m so sorry for your loss. I never knew Charles but I am one of many cousins from Springfield. My Dad was Paul Estes one of Uncle Archie’s brothers. I have a soft spot for Katis children and pray that someday we will meet.
Jitonda estes says
My condolences to my texas family i love all of you.Rih uncle charles and give my dad a hug for me
Robert Corley says
Rest in peace Uncle Chuck. My condolences for the family… Didn’t get to be with my Illinois family enough. I am Michele Lee’s son. Mom has kept me informed of his situation and when he passed. Blessed be…