Steven J. Estes

TROY — Steven J. Estes, 65 of Troy, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at his residence. He was born on Aug. 28, 1948, in Troy to the late Andrew C. and Rosealice (Gerard) Estes. Steven was married for 14 years to Joyce A. (Hofacker) Estes. She survives.

In addition to his wife, Steven is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law: Renee and David Ernst of Georgia, Melissa Basil of Troy and Allison and Paul Snapp of Bellefontaine; one son and daughter-in-law: Chad A. and Heidi Estes of Troy; one stepson: Zech Ellis of Troy; one brother and sister-in-law: Andrew Joseph and Maggie Estes of Troy; two sisters: Mary Ann Reardon of Piqua and Judith Barr of Arizona; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother: Winston Estes.

Steven graduated from Troy High School in 1967. He co-authored a book called "Racers at Rest." Steven loved racing, especially sprint car racing. He was the owner/operator of Illusions in Piqua for over 30 years.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Baird Funeral Home, Troy.

Memorial contributions may be made to Racers at Rest, National Sprint Car Museum, P.O. Box 542, Knoxville, Iowa 50138. Please make checks payable to National Sprint Car Hall of Fame (Memo Line: Racers at Rest). Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Funeral Home

Baird Funeral Home
555 N. Market St. Troy, OH 45373

Published in Piqua Daily Call from Apr. 27 to Apr. 28, 2014