Estes went to be with the Lord on May 3, 2011 at the age of 53.
He's survived by the love of his life, Kelly; mother Joann
Estes; sisters Roxanna Estes, Rebecca Mooring; brothers John
Estes, Philip Estes; many other loving relatives & friends.
Kirk was well loved and is truly missed.
A memorial service was held at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 7,
2011 at the chapel of Pat H. Foley Funeral Home.
Ronda Rothman: I remember in 1993 Kirk and Johnny came over
to our old house on Park Drive. They were riding motorcycles
wearing black leather jackets. I had no idea who they were until
they came to the door. They were both working as nurses and I
was riveted by their stories. I was working in a Doctors office
and I was trying to go back to school to be a nurse. Both of
them gave me great advice!! We talked about their family, my
family, old times. It really was great seeing them. I will miss
Kathleen Fergus Nau, Houston: Mom and
I went to his memorial service this morning. It was inspiring to
hear of his 26 years of sobriety and how he supported others in
their journey to stay sober. Also the good work he did at Ben
Taub in the ER. Never knew he served the Navy on a submarine!
Great pictures of him just a few weeks ago at his birthday. I
remember him best from jr. high and sr. high school youth group.
So good to see old friends and remember when we were all
younger. A really good goodbye to a guy that lived a full life,
albeit too soon. He'll be missed for sure.
Fast Bikes. Fast Cars. Always in our hearts. But more than
that, he never met a stranger and there is so much we all learn
from him. The beauty is that Kirk IS the love of Kelly's life;
the apple of JoAnn's eye and the pride of his siblings. With
Kirk there is no past tense for he will always be in our hearts
and each of us are better because of him. Losing his physical
being does not mean gone forever.
Kelly - Be strong, God will carry you through. I love you!!!.
Joann - I know you know that God is our strength. You know this
is not goodbye, just see ya a little later.
Kirk - I'll see ya soon on that great racetrack up there. I love
you and miss you.
Let's all focus on the great stories and the good times that he
gave us; no matter what the
circumstances. He lives on in all of us! Celebrate his life!
Mobile: Kirk was in the Boy Choir at Redeemer three
years and I have been blessed to know him through his journey on
this side and know he is blessed to be on the other side today
with Jesus. Lord, give Kelly and Joann peace even in their grief
and grant them joy in remembering Kirk, his life and his work.
Bill/Virginia Renfro, Navasota: We remember
Kirk as a young man while attending Church of the Redeemer,
Houston. May the Lord be with the family at this time of sorrow.
Joan Estes, his mother was a dear friend during those times
spent there. May you all pull together as you always have.
Lori Howard, Houston: Celebrating a life well lived.
We will cherish the memories forever and keep you in our hearts.
Pearland: I did not have the pleasure of meeting Kirk, but
I've had the privilege to work with Kelly for 12 years. I do
know that theirs was truly a love story that most of us could
only dream of having. My deepest sympathy to Kelly and all his
family and friends. May God bless you all.
Benson, Rosharon: He lived his life well and will be
missed by many. Deepest sympathies to his loved ones, friends
Nesbitt, Sugar Land: Words can't begin to
express our sadness for your loss. I hope the love of those
around you will help you through the days ahead.
Mike Dupont, Houston: I'm so sorry to hear of his
passing. May God help you in this time of need.
Roulston, Manor: I was so sorry to hear of the loss
of your loved one. I'm sending you a hug from afar.
Myrnette Dickenson: So sorry
to hear of Kirk's home-going. My prayers are with you & the
family. May God comfort you, lift you up and give you Peace at
this time and days to come.