|Birth: ||Sep. 28, 1936|
|Death: ||May 1, 2011|
It is with great sorrow that the family announces the passing of Jerry Jerome Estell, age 75, on May 1st, 2011, after a valiantly fought battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). Jerry was born on September 28, 1936 to Clifford and Stella Estell in Lonoke, Arkansas. He graduated from Linwood High School in 1954 and enlisted in the United States Navy. He very proudly served his country for twenty-two years as an air-traffic controller and retired a Senior Chief (ACCS). After retirement from the Navy, Jerry became a very successful local small business owner. He graduated from Corpus Christi State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and felt strongly about helping others achieve their dreams of owning a business. Jerry worked tirelessly as the Micro Loan Program Manager at the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce and Del Mar College Small Business Development Center. Jerry will be remembered for his contagious laugh, great sense of integrity, dignity, honor, and utmost devotion to his wife of forty years, Manuela, his children and grandchildren. His commitment, affection and love for his family was unmatched. He was a sterling example of what a father is and should be.
His parents, his brother James Estell and his in-laws José and María Gallegos, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his faithful and loving wife Manuela, his daughter Melissa and son Jerry Jr., his son-in-law Rob Poppert and daughter-in-law Christine Estell, his grandsons Reilly Poppert, Collin Poppert, Matthew Estell, and his favorite granddaughter Alyssa Estell.
A Funeral Service was held at Seaside Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 11:00 A.M.
Entombment followed at Seaside Memorial Park.
Seaside Memorial Park
Created by: Bobbie Camp Floyd
Record added: May 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69381540
David G. Stuart
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Jerry,I still think of you often and all the jokes you used to play on us, the many stories we shared. You were a wonderful person and I will miss you always.Lisa Farr|
Added: Jun. 23, 2012