James L. Estes | The Wake Weekly
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James L. Estes

Posted on May 26, 2021


April 28, 1931 — May 16, 2021

RALEIGH — James L. “Bo” Estes, 90, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021, at his home.

He was born April 28, 1931, in Wake County to the late Myrtle Estes Adams. He was raised in Wake County by his grandparents, Sidney and Bessie Estes, on the family farm on New Light Road.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was so proud and had so much love for his family.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, in New Light Baptist Church Cemetery, 14705 New Light Road, Wake Forest, with Dr. Michael Jones officiating. The family received friends at the home. Please practice social distancing and face coverings are required.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Estes; two daughters, Gail Bryant and Tara Leigh Haynes (Jody); grandchildren, Jason Bryant, Scott Bryant (Sarah), Katie Haynes and Emma Haynes; great-grandchildren, Georgia Mae Bryant, Moses Bryant and Emmylou Bryant; a brother, Billy Adams; special cousins, Gladys Woodlief, J.T. Estes, Corrine Johnson and Curtis Barlow; nephews, Bert Marshall (Wanda), Jonathan Shearin (Kim), Mike Adams and Shane Adams.

Two sisters, Jean Shearin and Ruth Marshall, preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org or to New Light Baptist Church, 14705 New Light Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587.

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