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Eugene "Gene" H. Estes

Obituary for Eugene "Gene" H. Estes

October 16, 1929 - July 22, 2017
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 87


Eugene "Gene" H. Estes, 87, of Owensboro, passed away on July 22, 2017. He was born October 16, 1929 in Owensboro to the late Thurmond Eugene and Edith Shadwick Estes. Gene was retired from GE (later MPD) after working there for 46 years. He also served in the United States Navy aboard the destroyer escort USS Sturtevant.

Gene was also preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Ruby Clark Estes in 2013; a sister, Lorraine Claypool; and a brother, Lee Dan Estes.

He is survived by his children, Stephen (Brenda Roby) Estes of Roswell, GA, David (Julie Collings) Estes of Franklin, TN, and Charlotte (Bill) Carroll of Bardstown, KY; eight grand-children, Katie (Cole) Spedale, Kellie Ann Estes, Mary Clay (Nick) Batts, Lucy (Kenneth) Long, Ellen (Trenton) Powell, Anna Grace Estes, David (Lynea) Carroll, Alan Carroll; and four great-grandchildren, Emery Spedale, Easton Spedale, Nathan Long and Henry Long.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project ( or the Alzheimer's Association (

Condolences and memories may be left for the family at

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Wounded Warrior Project
    PO Box 758517
    Topeka, KS 66675
  • Alzheimer's Association
    6100 Dutchmans Lane Suite401
    Louisville, KY 40205

Arrangements By

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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