Darnell Russell Estes, a lifelong resident of Gary, IN passed away at age 65 on September 4, 2021. At an early age, he was baptized at Israel CME Church. For the past three years, he studied as a Jehovah Witness. He attended Emerson and West Side High Schools and graduated in 1974. He received his Associate Degree from Ivy Tech College in Industrial Maintenance. He was employed with EJE Railroad and retired from the East Chicago Post Office with 31 years of service. He was preceded in death by both parents Robert and Thelma Estes, five brothers: Charles, Richard, Nolan, George, and Jesse; two sisters: Mildred and Sharon. Survived by a son: Coy (Stacy) Estes of Rockville, MD; daughter: Takisha (Christopher) Wynne of Fort Worth, TX; six grandchildren; brothers: Raymond (Yolanda) of Gary, Lamont (Yvonne) of Byhalia MS, Bruce Robert of Peoria IL, and sister Rochell of Yorba Linda CA; Nephew that he loved as his own, Robert: lifelong brother Archies Brown, special friend Yolanda Santos; a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation, Friday, September 17, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with Funeral Services immediately following at 11:00 am. All services at the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 West 11th Avenue, Gary. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.
Published by Post-Tribune from Sep. 11 to Sep. 15, 2021.