Estes, David A.

Held Careers At Sherwin-Williams, Bi-Lo And Chattanooga Stockyards

Monday, June 10, 2013
David Estes
David Estes

David A. Estes, Jr., 75, of Apison, died on Monday, June 10, 2013 after battling Parkinson’s for months.

He was born in Rossville on Aug. 3, 1938. He was a graduate of Central High School in 1957 and attended UTC. He was a manager at Sherwin-Williams for over 20 years and worked at Bi-Lo for 10 years, then became a cattleman working at the Chattanooga Stockyards, directed music at Antioch Baptist in Apison,  Fairview Baptist in Ooltewah, Philadelphia Baptist in Chattanooga and Crossroads Baptist in Ooltewah where he is a member.

He was predeceased by his father, David A. Estes, Sr.

Survivors include his loving and caring wife of 40 years, Mary K. Estes; mother, Aline Estes of Ooltewah; sons, David A. (Debbie) Estes, III of Soddy-Daisy and Tommy (Jackie) Estes of Ooltewah; sisters, Diane (Roy) Lynn of Ooltewah, Shirley (Kyle) Gravitt of Ringgold and Judy (Larry) James of Chattanooga; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; Mary’s children, Frank (Denise) Reed, Bobby (Pam) Reed and Cheryl (Bill) Ridge; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, and from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, June 14, in Crossroads Baptist Church, 9122 Ooltewah-Georgetown Rd., Ooltewah, Tn. 37363. The Reverend Mike Steele will conduct the service at 11 a.m. in the church.

Interment will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 46, Chattanooga, Tn. 37401 or Crossroads Baptist Church.

Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Cremation Service, Crox family owned and operated.


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