Rev. Paul Leslie Estes, 95, of Middleburg, FL went home to be with the Lord August 21, 2021. Born in Kansas on January 13, 1926 to Lloyd and Daisy Estes, at age 18 he joined the U.S. Navy and served during WWII. His service led him to Jacksonville where he met and married the love of his life, Dorothy Page. He graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and was ordained in 1951. He also earned a master's in education from UF. In addition to pastoring several wonderful churches in the area, he also taught for 10 years at Orange Park High School, served as dean of boys and guidance counselor, and was principal 1969-70. He is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy Estes and daughter, Janita Estes. Survivors include son Paul L. Estes, II (Brenda), 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and countless wonderful friends, including Susie, Phyllis, Angel, and Ericka who were a great help to Paul for many years. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 2, 2021 in the Broadus-Raines Chapel with Pastor Jeff Brauer officiating.
Published by Florida Times-Union from Aug. 28 to Aug. 29, 2021.