Samuel Gary Estes, 71, of Stanford, KY passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford, KY. Born January 22, 1948 in McKinney, KY to the late Sam and Dorothy King Estes and was a retired employee of Texas Eastern. He loved his cat, “Mooch”, and loved his church (Journey Community Church) where he served as an usher and had attended since Mother’s Day of 2015. Survivors include his wife whom he married in 1966, Brenda Estes of Stanford, KY; one son, David Estes (Debra) of Riverview, FL; one sister, Sue Brewer of Stanford, KY; and leaves behind a multitude of family, church family, and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Estes. Funeral service will be held at 2pm on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel, Stanford with Pastor Jeremy Gilliam and Brother Doug Eggers officiating and burial will follow at Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford, KY. Casket bearers are: Steve Spears, Terry Sutton, Jack Sutton, Brad and Daniel Armstrong, Rod Brewer, Jake Estes, and Brian Unthank. Honorary bearers will be: Robert Wilson, Ronnie Estes, and Gary Madden. There will be no public visitation service. Family requests no flowers and that any donations be made to Journey Community Church Building Fund (90 Fairground Road, Stanford, KY 40484).