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Wade Robert Estes

July 25, 1965 ~ October 20, 2021 (age 56)


Wade Robert Estes, age 56, of Lake City, passed away October 20, 2021 at his home.

Wade was born July 25, 1965 in Pontiac to Kenneth and Colleen (Bird) Estes.

He graduated from Holly High School and was a former employee of Howard Howd Construction and the City of Lake City.

Wade was a beloved son of Kenny and Colleen and was a kind and gentle soul with a wonderful sense of humor. He loved his Lord, his children and grandchildren, his sister, parents and all of his uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, niece and his country. Wade was always willing to help others any way he could. 

He was an avid reader, especially history and sports and lived a quiet life with his dog, Pippin, but was always glad to have family or friends stop by or call him on the phone.  Wherever Wade was, children and animals were drawn to his tender, loving spirit. He was loved by so many and will leave a big hole in our hearts until we see him again.

Wade is survived by his children: Jessica (Jesse) Thompson, Wendy Lester, Kyle Estes and Jacob   Stohlman and his grandchildren: Gabe, Jazper and Zeke Thompson and his parents, Kenneth and Colleen Estes, a sister, Tracie Estes Rosol and beloved companion, his dog, Pippin.

He is also survived by special uncles, Jeff, Owen (Sue) and Mike (Janice) Bird, close as a brother, cousin Brian Bird and much loved, Alabama cousin, Ryan Arrington.

Wade was preceded in death by his grandparents, Kenneth and Georgia Lee Estes, Basil and Rose Jeanne Bird (his “Teeny Bird”), and much loved nephew, Christian Courey , Aunt Connie Estes Short and Aunt Pam Bird.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Lake City, officiated by Pastors Brian Algie and Dan Willis.  A luncheon will follow services. 

Burial will be in the Lakeside Cemetery in Holly, Michigan.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Calvary Baptist Church of Lake City.

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Memorial Service
October 24, 2021

2:00 PM
Lake City Calvary Baptist Church

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