Nov. 6, 1932 - Mar. 3, 2014 EDMOND Donald Lamar Estes went to be with his Saviour Jesus Christ March 3rd at the age of 81 in Edmond, OK. Born Nov. 6, 1932 in Dunlap, KS Don attended Blackwell High and then served with the Air Force in London. After his AF service, he attended OU where he met his wife Jimmie Dixon. Don worked for Cameron Oil in Oklahoma and Yuba City, CA. A job with Occidental in Libya, provided opportunities to travel in Europe and North Africa. Upon returning to OK, Don worked as an Operations Manager for Kerr McGee and Ratliff. Don finished his career as President of Estes Petroleum Management. Don was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years and is survived by Don II and wife Marcia; John and wife Holly; and Sheila and husband Tim; and 8 grandchildren Clay, Audrey, Kaylee, Conner, Carson, Justin, Madison and Andrew. Don was a loving father who who will be greatly missed by his kids and grandkids. A memorial service will be held at 11am on Friday, March 7, 2014, at Waterloo Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Published in The Oklahoman on Mar. 6, 2014