Service: Graveside at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, at Mary Mother of God Cemetery, Harrison; visitation: 7-8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home.
Robert Lee Estes, age 87, of Capps, passed from this life Thursday, June 6 (2019).
He was born May 10, 1932, in Capps., the oldest son of Benjamin Pierce “B.P.” and Theo Dora (Wilson) Estes.
Robert graduated high school from the School of the Ozarks, Branson, Missouri, where he became skilled in welding, carpentry and mechanics. At the age of 21 he joined the Army where he served three years. After his discharge, he moved to Illinois, where he was employed as a mechanic. He met and married Sandy and together they raised four children. He enjoyed a full productive life. He retired in 1995. He and Sandy returned to his family home in Capps. He was an active member of Batavia Assembly of God Church. He loved his woodworking and hearing the latest updates of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was married to Sandra Ann “Sandy” Janosky on Aug. 16, 1958, in Stickney, Illinois, celebrating 60 years of marriage in 2018.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, William, Joe Ernest and Marvin Oliver.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy; son Michael S. of Aurora, Illinois; his daughters, Roberta L. Hall (John) of Darien, Illinois, Carrie L. Bencsik (John) of Manhattan, Illinois, and Annie M. Martelle, of Riverview, Florida; along with six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, at Mary Mother of God Cemetery in Harrison.
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