|Birth: ||Jun. 9, 1916|
|Death: ||Dec. 25, 2002|
James Loren Estes, Jr., 86, of Amarillo died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, in Morton.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in San Jacinto Church of Christ with Bret McCasland, of Central Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery with Masonic rites by San Jacinto Masonic Lodge No. 1330 A.F. & A.M. Arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home, 2800 S. Osage St.
Mr. Estes was born in Quanah. After graduating from Quanah High School, he moved to Pasadena where he worked for Reed Roller-Bit Manufacturing. He relocated to Nacogdoches in 1947. He worked for Tom's Toasted Peanuts Co. and then for Kellogg's Cereal, which transferred him to Amarillo in 1952.
He later worked for Murdock Brokerage Co., retiring in 1975. He was a member of San Jacinto Church of Christ and a 50-year member of San Jacinto Masonic Lodge. He married Virginia Mae Kelley on Dec. 25, 1937, in Quanah.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Aug. 6, 2002; and two sons-in-law, Hill Smith Jr. in 1996 and Eddie Messer on Sept. 25, 2002.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Messer of Amarillo and Donna Schmidt of Morton; a son, James R. Estes of Amarillo; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Amarillo Globe-News, Dec. 29, 2002
Virginia Mae Kelley Estes (1917 - 2002)*
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