Pat Estes

  • "Chad, Neil, and family, Thinking of you during this..."
  • "We express our sincere condolences to Linda Estes and her..."
    - Janie & Ruben deLeon

Lubbock- Patrick L. Estes (Pat) passed away in Arlington, Texas on July 10, 2018 after a 23 year journey with Parkinson's disease. A Celebration of Pat's life will be held on Friday, July 13th at 2:00 pm at Sanders Funeral Home in Lubbock, Texas. This will be a casual affair so please come as you are, and if you happen to be in Tech gear, golf or Hawaiian attire, all the better.

Pat was born to John and Ruth Estes on February 16, 1949. He graduated from Tascosa High School in Amarillo, Texas in 1967, where he excelled in basketball. He was a graduate of Texas Tech University and a lifelong Red Raider.

Pat started work at Southwestern Bell Telephone in 1972 and held several management positions over 28 years, until is health forced him to retire in 2000 from the job he loved.

Pat would only sit still when his disease forced him to. He enjoyed playing his guitar, golfing, running the ping pong table and playing with his grandson Nash. Who lovingly referred to him as Patpa.

Pat loved watching Red Raider sports and going to rock concerts; checking off almost all of the bands on his bucket list. In 2005, Pat and wife Linda made the exciting (and at times not so exciting) decision to purchase a timeshare in Poipu, Kauai; where they enjoyed many vacations with family and friends. Pat always felt his best in Kauai and was able to make one final trip in November 2017.

Pat was proceeded in death by his parents and his sister Marilyn Christian.

He is survived by a large blended family. His wife Linda, her daughter Melissa Balsman and husband Matt & grandson Nash, son Chris Baker and wife Carli and son Clay Baker. Pat's sons Neil and wife Jennifer, Chad and husband Matt, along with their mother and her husband Kay and Mike Martin.

Pat is also survived by his beloved dogs Ranger and Lyle, and cat Leo. There was never an animal that Pat didn't love or that didn't love him, because of this there will many more to greet him at the Rainbow Bridge. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Animal Rescue of Crosby County, Dusty Puddles Dachshund Rescue or the rescue of your choice.

A special thanks to the staff at Heritage Oaks Nursing Home in Arlington, Texas who created a special bond with Pat and have felt his loss as we have. As well as to the staff at Silverado Hospice for walking us through the process and showing such compassion. Love and special thanks to Aunt Carol Cooper for the love and care she showed Pat, and especially for all the pecan pies she made just for him.


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Sanders Funeral Home
1420 Main St
Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 763-6433
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from July 12 to July 13, 2018
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