Jerry Lee Estill, age 74 of Lima, died at 9:48 a.m., March 11, 2013 at Van Wert Hospice. He was born January 21, 1939 in Ada, Ohio. He is the son of James R. ‘Bob’ and Elaine Laurea Johnson Brown. His father died February 15, 2012 and his mother survives in Lima. On February 21, 1957 he married Mary Jane Newman who survives.
Mr. Estill retired from Ford Motor Plant after 35 years. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, a member of the V.F.W. Post 6772 of Spencerville; the Eagle Lodge #370 of Lima; the Moose Lodge #1533 of Indian Lake; the AmVets #333 of Wapakoneta; and the American Legion #96 of Lima. He was a former member of the Elks Lodge #54 of Lima and the Orioles Fraternal Order.
Survivors also include children – Julie (Rick) Shellhammer of Lima; James (Lisa) Estill of Lima; John Estill of Lima; Jeff Estill of Lima; Janee’ (Ryan Bayne) Estill of Lima; and Jason Estill of Lima; 6 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; a brother – Dennis S. Brown of Lima; 2 sisters – Lynne Davis of Lima; V. Suzie (Dan) Cardwell of Lima.
Funeral services will begin 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2013 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm