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Elmon J. Estes, Jr., 76, of Seneca, S.C, died, Thursday, May 23, 2013, in Greenville Memorial Hospital.

He was born Feb. 2, 1937, in Bonner Springs, Kan., to the late Elmon J. Estes, Sr. and Margaret Louise Cooper Estes.  Jack, the name by which he was called, graduated from Fayette High School in 1954.  Then he attended the University of Missouri for one semester before transferring to Central Methodist College in Fayette where he graduated in 1959.

After teaching for several years, Jack accepted employment with the federal government.  He was located in Kansas City, Mo., Washington, DC, and Chicago, Ill., before retiring in 2001.  At that time, he relocated to Seneca, South Carolina where he made a home for his mother until her death in 2006.

Mr. Estes is survived by his sister, Judith Estes Mounter of Seneca; two nephews, John Mounter of Seneca and Michael Mounter of Columbia; his niece, Kimberly Mounter Day; and grandniece, Sarah Grace Day, both of Greenville.

A private burial will be held in Salisbury, Missouri.

Visitor Comments
Submitted By: Jeff Estes Submitted: 5/24/2013
Jack was my cousin, but most of all my friend. We lived far apart for many years but I was privileged to get to know him and develop a friendship in recent years after he moved to our neighboring state of South Carolina. You will never find a more humble, caring family-oriented person than Jack. I feel a deep loss, but will always have warm thoughts of him coming to family events and going to ballgames together. The world was a better place for Jack having been part of it. God bless you Jack. We will miss you until we meet again.

Submitted By: Delora Estes Felix Submitted: 5/24/2013
Jack was my cousin and we didn't get to see him much until he moved to South Carolina. Jack loved to share jokes and we corresponded sharing jokes. . I will miss his jokes and his sweet spirit. I love you Jack and you will be missed! Love Delora and Family

Submitted By: Dan Augustine Submitted: 5/29/2013
Met Jack at Gold's Gym when I moved from Iowa to South Carolina in 2009, I enjoyed our lively political debates over the past several years. Jack was a very friendly person who went out of his way to say hi to a stranger who later became his friend . May you rest in peace.

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