Jerry D. Estes, age 75, of Cadiz, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017, at his home in Cadiz. Mr. Estes had retired from Johnson Controls in Cadiz, where he worked as a press operator for 14 years. He had previously worked in the coal mining industry for 17 years at Peabody Mine in Morganfield, Kentucky. Jerry was a member of Masonic Lodge F. & A.M., Joppa #167, in Eddyville, Kentucky. He was also a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, where he had served as trustee and custodian. He was a beloved neighbor of his community and an enthusiastic University of Kentucky fan.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Joyce Taylor Estes of Cadiz; one son, Darryl (Jami) Estes of Eddyville; one step-son, Michael Merrick of Cadiz; one daughter, Kelly (Steve) Rogers of Paducah, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Daniel Lee Estes, Katlyn Estes, Chynna Estes, Tahney (Jamie) Rogers Williams, and Kelsey Harrell; four brothers, Joe (Peggy) Estes of Austin, Texas, Bobby (Kathy) Estes of New York, and Billy (Renee) Estes and Jackie (Rhonda) Estes, both of Eddyville; and two sisters, Joyce (Steve) Greer of Calvert City, Kentucky, and Faye (Roger) Lutz of Eddyville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert J. and Nola Henson Estes, and one sister, Rebecca Williams Suiter.
Graveside services will be at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, 211 Bethel Church Road in Cadiz, at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, with Reverend Dale Ford and Reverend Kenny Rogers officiating. Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to Pennyroyal Hospice, 220 Burley Avenue, Hopkinsville, KY 42240, or to Bethel United Methodist Church, c/o William Lawrence, 3155 Caledonia Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.