Richard D. Estes, age 55, died Wednesday Aug. 15, at his residence in Orange. Richard was born on Sept. 30, 1956 in Osaka, Japan to Ben & Helen Estes. Richard graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in San Antonio.

Richard earned a degree in Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, and an MBA from the University of Arkansas. He was heavily involved with and supported his sons in all their endeavors from music and sports to education and missionary work. He was a loving and faithful member and supporter of Faith United Methodist Church of Orange.

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Faith United Methodist Church in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Saturday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Richard is survived by his wife of 33 years, Terri Thompson Estes and their children, Travis and Kristen Estes, Todd Estes, and Wade Estes. He is also survived by two sisters and their families, Tom and Betty Stewart and Wallace and Patricia Cossel all of San Antonio.

His family includes his father and mother-n-law James and Mary Thompson of Lindale, Tommy and Tana Thompson of Orange, and Matt and Sherri Thompson of Lumberton. He was blessed to love numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.