Bennie Cecil Estes, 83, passed away January 28, 2011 at his
daughter's home in Selma Texas. He was born to William Estes and Jewel
Estes Owen on April 13, 1927 in Rockwood Texas. He was a career soldier
and Vietnam veteran. Ben married Helen Bust on January 11, 1948.
During their service to their country they traveled
the world until retiring in San Antonio, Texas. After retiring from
military service, Ben began a second career as a master carpenter for
Southwest Research Institute.
He is survived by his sister, Billie Ruth Van Huss,
his children and their spouses, Elizabeth (Betty) and Tom Stewart,
Patricia J. and Red Cossel, and Richard and Terri Estes, 11
grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 1 great grandchild.
Visitation will be held at Sunset Memorial Park on
Tuesday February 1, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The funeral service
will be held at Sunset Memorial Park at 12:30 on Wednesday February 2,
2011 with burial following at Fort Sam Houston. To offer condolences go
(San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, TX, 30 Jan
2011, Page 5B - courtesy of Tedd Cocker)