Clore-English Funeral Home

11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA


Phillip Garland Estes Jr.

October 7, 1963July 9, 2019

Phillip “Garland” Estes, Jr., 55, of Culpeper, peacefully passed away July 9, 2019 at his home while surrounded by his family. Garland was born October 7, 1963 to Phillip Garland Sr. and Katherine Jenkins Estes. Garland was married to the love of his life, Phyllis E. Estes for 33 years. Garland worked as a heavy equipment operator for most of his life, he had a strong love of family and was strong-willed, never giving up on life. In addition to his spouse and his father, Garland is survived by his children, Phillip Garland Estes, III and Ashley Estes Skelly (Wayne); grandchildren, Kholey, Kaleb and Austin Skelly, Luke Berman-Estes and Trinity Whisler: siblings Tina E. Corbin (Junior) and Wendy Dyer (Larry). He was preceded in death by his mother and a grandson, Levi Skelly. A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, Virginia 22701. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. A special thank you is extended by the family to the Hospice of the Piedmont, Rapidan Chapter and the UVA Hope Center of Culpeper. Fond memories and condolences may be shared with the Estes family through clore-english.com. The Estes family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.



  • Visitation Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 12, 2019


  • Interment Following Funeral Services


Phillip Garland Estes Jr.

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Lucy Switzer

July 15, 2019

Hi sweet Estes family,

Since my first visit to your home, you always made me feel welcome and loved. Philip was an entertainer and his humor could make any person smile. He was humble and I truly admired his strength through each adversity he encountered. I didn’t know him long, but thanks to your warm and welcoming family, I felt like I was part of the family. I continue to think about you all daily. Your entire family will always hold a special place in my heart.

Phyllis, I’m sending you warm hugs and lots of sunshine. You have a beautiful heart and Philip was so lucky to have you by his side giving him the absolute best care until his last breath. He’s now and always will be, your guardian angel.

With much love from all of us at Hospice of the Piedmont,
Lucy S. RN Case Manager

Diane McLeman

July 12, 2019

Rest in peace Diddy. You took my son under your wing and you were a great friend to him, that will always be appreciated by me. May it give your family peace in knowing that you're always watching over them. You will always be with them in the loving memories they hold deeply within their hearts. God bless you all 🙏 My deepest condolences, Love, Diane xo

Penny King

July 11, 2019

RIP Diddy, I know you leave loving memories with your family. Peace and blessings to all who are grieving at this time of loss.