Dale Estes

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SIDNEY — Dale Wayne Estes, 45, of 7025 Stoker Road, Sidney, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, March 21, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. at his residence.

He was born on May 21, 1968, in Eubank, Ky., the son of Ernest Estes and stepmother, Jean of Eubank, Ky., and the late Linda (Perry) Estes.

Dale had a wonderful marriage to his wife and best friend of 26 years, Nickie (Young) Estes, who survives along with six children, Daniel Estes and fiancé, Brittany Gibson, Derek Estes and Allison Shoemaker, Ashley Brown and husband, Tyler, Emily Estes, Wesley Estes, and Megan Estes, five loving foster children, three grandchildren, Alivia, Paisley Dayle and Peyton, siblings, Debbie Woodard and husband, Jeff, Tom Braunm and wife, Jennifer, Jessie Braunm Jr., stepbrother, David Falconberry, and stepsister, Ruth Falconberry. He was preceded in death by one grandchild.

Dale worked as an ironworker and courier. He was a member of the Glory Bound Pentecostal Church of God.

Dale was a wonderful dad and papa to his children and grandbabies and fathered over 300 kids while being a foster parent for over 16 years. He loved going to church and enjoyed watching Kentucky Wildcats basketball with his boys and friends. He loved to go camping, fishing, and hunting with family. He especially enjoyed going to the Smokey Mountains on vacation with the gang, laughing and having a great time at the Comedy Barn.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave, Sidney, with the Rev. Doug Howard and the Rev. Tim Young officiating. Burial will follow at Shelby Memory Gardens in Sidney. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Estes Family, or the Dale Estes Benefit, which will be held on April, 4, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the Houston Community Center, 5005 Russia Houston Road, Houston, Ohio 45333. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Estes family at the funeral home's website,

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Cromes Funeral Home Inc
302 S. Main Ave.
Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Mar. 23 to Mar. 24, 2014