Mr. Larry Fred Estes, 84, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021. Larry was
born March 12, 1937 in Macon, Co. NC to the late Robert Lee Estes and
Willa Mae Teem Estes. In his early years Larry worked in the drywall
business. He later owned and operated Estes Hardwood Floor Finishing and had Sweetwater Christmas Tree Farm.
Larry was a founding member of the Cullasaja Gorge Fire and Rescue and served as a first responder for many years.
He was an avid rock-hound, gold prospector, and 'sang' hunter. He also enjoyed grouse hunting, musket building, and was a member of the Nantahala Musket Club.
He was also a member of Sugar Fork Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Carol Ann Estes of the home; two
sons, JT Estes (Teresa) and Chris Estes (Mary Perry) all of Franklin,
NC; two grandchildren, Andrew Estes and Julie Estes (Josh Chastain); and
one great-grandson, Preston Estes.
In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by a brother,
Bruce Estes and an infant son, Donald Estes.
A graveside service will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 16, 2021 at
Sugar Fork Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Estes will lie in state from
8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Friday at Bryant-Grant Funeral Home. The
family will greet friends from 1:00-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at
the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com
Bryant-grant Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Estes family.
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