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Kirk Estes: Obituary & Remembrances

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Kirk Estes went to be with the Lord on May 3, 2011 at the age of 53. He's survived by the love of his life, Kelly; mother Joann Estes; sisters Roxanna Estes, Rebecca Mooring; brothers John Estes, Philip Estes; many other loving relatives & friends. Kirk was well loved and is truly missed.

A memorial service was held at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the chapel of Pat H. Foley Funeral Home.

Remembrances

Ronda Rothman:
I remember in 1993 Kirk and Johnny came over to our old house on Park Drive. They were riding motorcycles wearing black leather jackets. I had no idea who they were until they came to the door. They were both working as nurses and I was riveted by their stories. I was working in a Doctors office and I was trying to go back to school to be a nurse. Both of them gave me great advice!! We talked about their family, my family, old times. It really was great seeing them. I will miss you Kirk!

Kathleen Fergus Nau, Houston: Mom and I went to his memorial service this morning. It was inspiring to hear of his 26 years of sobriety and how he supported others in their journey to stay sober. Also the good work he did at Ben Taub in the ER. Never knew he served the Navy on a submarine! Great pictures of him just a few weeks ago at his birthday. I remember him best from jr. high and sr. high school youth group. So good to see old friends and remember when we were all younger. A really good goodbye to a guy that lived a full life, albeit too soon. He'll be missed for sure.

Lance Wiles: Fast Bikes. Fast Cars. Always in our hearts. But more than that, he never met a stranger and there is so much we all learn from him. The beauty is that Kirk IS the love of Kelly's life; the apple of JoAnn's eye and the pride of his siblings. With Kirk there is no past tense for he will always be in our hearts and each of us are better because of him. Losing his physical being does not mean gone forever.

Kelly - Be strong, God will carry you through. I love you!!!.   Joann - I know you know that God is our strength. You know this is not goodbye, just see ya a little later.

Kirk - I'll see ya soon on that great racetrack up there. I love you and miss you.

Let's all focus on the great stories and the good times that he gave us; no matter what the
circumstances. He lives on in all of us! Celebrate his life!

George Mims, Mobile: Kirk was in the Boy Choir at Redeemer three years and I have been blessed to know him through his journey on this side and know he is blessed to be on the other side today with Jesus. Lord, give Kelly and Joann peace even in their grief and grant them joy in remembering Kirk, his life and his work. Amen

Bill/Virginia Renfro
, Navasota: We remember Kirk as a young man while attending Church of the Redeemer, Houston. May the Lord be with the family at this time of sorrow. Joan Estes, his mother was a dear friend during those times spent there. May you all pull together as you always have.

Lori Howard
, Houston: Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever and keep you in our hearts.

Donna Schulle, Pearland: I did not have the pleasure of meeting Kirk, but I've had the privilege to work with Kelly for 12 years. I do know that theirs was truly a love story that most of us could only dream of having. My deepest sympathy to Kelly and all his family and friends. May God bless you all.

Laura Mae Benson, Rosharon: He lived his life well and will be missed by many. Deepest sympathies to his loved ones, friends and bros.

Renee/Nicky Nesbitt, Sugar Land: Words can't begin to express our sadness for your loss. I hope the love of those around you will help you through the days ahead.

Mike Dupont
, Houston: I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. May God help you in this time of need.

Tanya Roulston, Manor: I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. I'm sending you a hug from afar.

Myrnette Dickenson: So sorry to hear of Kirk's home-going. My prayers are with you & the family. May God comfort you, lift you up and give you Peace at this time and days to come.


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