John Bobby Estep, 81, of Woodstock, passed away peacefully with his wife of 20 years by his side on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren in Edinburg. Pastor Mark Bowyer and Rev. Jimmy Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church starting at 1:00 p.m.
Mr. Estep was born on December 23, 1933 in Mt. Jackson. He was the son of the late Charles William and Amanda Foltz Estep. He was a 1953 graduate of Triplett High School where he was a member of the FFA band and was chosen to participate in the National FFA Band in Kansas City in 1951. That was something he was so very proud of! He was a member of Wakemans Grove Church of the Brethren, where he was a member of the church board and served on various committees. Bob worked 39 years as a meat cutter for Safeway. He retired in 1991, to care for his wife, Betty Barrick Estep. She passed away in January 1992. They were married for 38 years. He worked as a support person for the Lee District of the George Washington National Forest in Edinburg. He was a member of the Masons, Hunter Lodge 135 of Edinburg, the American Legion, and served in the National Guard.
Mr. Estep was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Nancy; his step-mother, Virginia Estep and his daughter-in-law-Terry Estep.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel Fahnestock Estep of Woodstock; three children, Philip Estep, Sheila Estep Trelawny and husband Edward, Eric Estep and wife Dawn; sister, Luella Sager and husband Jerry; brother, Ricky Allen Estep and wife Sandra; step-children, Danny Utley, Karen Routhier and Johnny Utley; 6 grandchildren, 14 step-grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Estep, Luke Estep, William Trelawny, John Trelawny, Danny Utley and Johnny Utley. Honorary pallbearers will be Dillon Trelawny, Leon Estep, Ray Wakeman, and Linden Wakeman, Jay Collette and Jerry Funkhouser.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Office of Development,Shriners Hospitals for Children,2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607,(800) 241-4438.
Bob was a very good man and will be greatly missed by his wife, family and friends.