Our beloved Husband, Daddy, Papaw, Uncle, cousin and friend met his savior on December 3, 2018, for we are confident, that to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:8 KJV)
Estill Roberts departed this life for his heavenly home on December 3, 2018 at Miami Valley North after a lengthy illness. He was born September 7, 1934 in Tina, KY to Alonzo and Nora (CREECH) Roberts and spent his childhood years in Knott County, Kentucky.
He moved to the Middletown/ Dayton Ohio area where he spent the remainder of his 84 years attending church, playing guitar, singing and pitching horseshoes in his free time. However, his greatest joy, came from sharing a cup of coffee and talking UK basketball with anyone that would listen.
Estill was preceded in death by his mother and father, his brother Bert and sisters Dicie, Arizona, Dora, Viola and Wanda plus a precious baby girl, Sonja Jo.
He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Betty. Six daughters, Vicki Cunningham, of West Carrollton, Ohio, Jennifer (Ray) Mills, of Staunton, Virginia, Karen (Steve) Berry, of Russell, Kentucky, Tina Eyre and Julie St. John of Huber Heights Ohio, and Susan Reagan of Dayton, Ohio. Estill also had one son and “Best Buddy” Brayden. He has 12 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Also surviving are 1 sister, Bethel, and 3 brothers, Amos, Arnold and Earl; plus numerous special cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
Estill’s career spanned over 30 years at St. Regis Paper Company as a Pressman. In his retirement, he pursued his lifelong love of woodworking, crafting numerous loved items such as benches, corn hole games, guitars, fiddles and dulcimers.
His arms held us for a time, His memory will hold us still…. Watch for us until we meet again, my friend.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not only me, but unto all them also who love his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:7-8