The Obit For Virgil Estep

Virgil O. Estep

Published in The Default Newspaper from November 4 to November 5, 2011

Virgil O. Estep, 79, of Winchester, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at St. Vincents Hospital of Indianapolis.

He was born November 27, 1931 in Lynn to the late Clair and Catherine (Jarrett) Estep. He was a 1950 graduate of Lynn High School. He honorably served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Virgil retired in 1993, after 26 years with Sears and Roebuck, having worked in delivery, shipping and receiving and sales.

He enjoyed spending his leisure time fishing.

He most enjoyed his time with family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Virgil played with the farm-club baseball; with the Chicago Cubs in 1950; after being drafted in the Army, played with the Army; and in 1953, he signed with the Detroit Tigers. He had played semi-pro baseball in Richmond and continued to play softball for many years.

He leaves to cherish his memory three sons, Terry Estep (wife, Becky), Jerry Estep (wife, Christina) and Gary Estep (wife, Robin), all of Winchester; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and eight step great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a loving wife, Barbara (Norton) Estep; and a sister-in-law, Gloria Starbuck.

A service to celebrate Virgil's life is 3 p.m. Saturday at Thomas Memorial Chapel, Lynn. Burial will follow in Chester Cemetery.

Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.