Orval “Buster” Estes, 80, of Everton went home to be with his Lord Wednesday evening, February 2, 2022.
One of ten children of Sherman and Clora White Estes, Orval was born in Lee County, Kentucky on March 12, 1941 and graduated from Lee County High School with the class of 1957.
On February 14, 1959, Orval married the former Myrtle Roberts in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and they made Everton their home in 1963. Mrs. Estes passed away on July 9, 2016.
For many years, Orval and his wife farmed in rural Fayette and Union Counties. He also was employed as a semi-tractor trailer operator for Design and Manufacturing for 33 years and previously helped build the Mountain Parkway in Kentucky with S.J. Groves and Son Construction Company.
Orval was a charter member of Connersville Baptist Temple and in his leisure time enjoyed working on the family farm and raising his garden. He also enjoyed listening to Christian music and with his wife, spending winters in Florida.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Estes Raymond-Diaz of Everton and husband, Francisco Raymond-Diaz, a native of Cuba; a son, Nino Michael Estes and wife, Amy, of Zionsville, Indiana; three grandchildren, Victor Gerad (Sarah) Roberts, of Connersville, Cole Estes and Emma Estes, both of Zionsville, Indiana; a great-grandson, Elijah Mac Roberts, of Connersville; three brothers, Larry Joe Estes, Eugene Estes, both of Old Landing, Kentucky, and Wallace(Nancy) Estes of Chattanooga, Tennessee; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his wife of 57 years, Myrtle Estes, Orval was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Harlan, Alonzo, and Marvin Estes; three sisters, Hazel McCormic, Madgaline Ritzenburger and Virginia Ruth Drake.
The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Pastor Joe Ferreira will officiate. Burial will follow in Everton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Connersville Baptist Temple.
Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.