Special to the Register
MADISON COUNTY —
William Ray Estes, 71, of Madison Heights, Michigan, formerly of Richmond, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2013, at his home.
Mr. Estes was born in Madison County on April 28, 1942, to Harrison and Margaret Middleton Estes. He was a truck driver for many years who enjoyed car racing, fishing and camping. He was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Berea.
He is survived by: his wife of 36 years, Barbara Hoskins Estes; his daughter, Mellissa Carol Estes Combs; two stepsons, Robert Gross Jr. and Paul Wayne Gross and wife Susie; his brother, James Russell Ray; seven sisters, Virginia Marshall, Zella Vickers, Mona Parker, Mary Louise Rising, Pauline Kelly, Anna Marie Carpenter and Brenda Thomas; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Estes is preceded in death by: his brother, Sam Wilson Ray, and his sister, Margaret Evelyn “Polly” Brock.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, November 29, 2013, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Ricky Horn officiating.
Burial will follow in the Madison County Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at the funeral home.