OBITUARY: John Edward Estes


John Edward Estes, age 60, passed away on Monday, July 30th.

Our loving and kind husband, uncle and brother, John’s death was self-inflicted. Unfortunately, there were no warning signs and we’ll never know the answer to “Why?” He is survived by his wife, Chris Estes.

Many of you know that John was a space dreamer, so we are sending him to space! We are raising funds to support Chris and her mission to celebrate John’s life in her most perfect way – a Memorial Spaceflight for John. His ashes will orbit space until he re-enters the atmosphere as a shooting star. If it isn’t obvious, John will absolutely love this! For Chris, it is a fitting final tribute to her husband of 30

John also passionately loved nature and helping people. Heifer is an organization that works with communities around the world to end world hunger and poverty, and their mission encompasses what John cared for.

If you’re struggling, take the time you need today for self-care and reach out to someone you trust. Help is available, and you are not alone. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.

Woodfin Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements