David Paul Estes

December 21, 1964June 3, 2014

David Paul Estes, 49, of Springfield, passed away on June 3, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on December 21, 1964 in Springfield to Archur R. and Doris Emma Jane Wilson Estes.

He is survived by his two daughters: Beth (Jason) Wagner of Chicago and Aprill "Bones" Cook of Riverton, one son David "Hause" Cook of Springfield, his mother Doris Emma Jane Estes of Springfield, eight sisters: Barbara Furgeson of Summerville, S.C., Michele (Perry) Lee of Canton, N.C., Patricia (Mel) Creviston of Rochester, Linda (Clarence) Reeves of Talbotton, GA., Eileen (Bob) DiBartolomeo of Mechanicsburg, Ruth Estes of Dallas, TX., Connie Estes of LaGrange Park, IL., and Doreen Claybourn of Springfield, two brothers: Roger Estes of Springfield, and Charles Estes of Oklahoma City, OK., his long time family friend Shari Block of Springfield, two grandchildren: Joshua Hamm and Joshua Wagner, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and his rottweiler Hitler. He was preceded in death by his daughter Breanna Estes, his father Archur Estes, and siblings: Betty Ann, Archur Estes, Jr., Gloria Ackerman, and Clara J. Lay.

David enjoyed cooking and attended the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago studying culinary art, and he cooked at several restaurants in town. He was also a self employed carpenter who enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, music, boxing, the Green Bay Packers, and NASCAR watching Jimmie Johnson.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday June 9, 2014 at Chatham Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Bisch and Son Funeral Home to assist the family, please call 217-544-5424 to contribute.


  • Graveside Service Monday, June 9, 2014

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Molly Rothwell

June 11, 2014

I so very sorry to hear of Davids passing, i will so miss his heart, humor,and his laughter. So many memories. My thoughts an prayers are with the Estes Family. Will love an miss you so my friend. til we meet again.

So very sorry to hear of Davids passing. My thoughts an prayers are with his family.Will miss his voice, his heart, and humor

Susan Vincent

June 9, 2014

Doreen, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
David & Susan Vincent

Jamie Cagle

June 9, 2014

I light this candle for you to help you find your way through the darkness you are feeling right now. I am so sorry for your loss. We love you Aprill & David. He will live forever in your hearts.

Brenda (Estes) Croll

June 9, 2014

So sorry for your loss, Estes family.R.I.P. David....Love you all

Donna Chase

June 9, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with the Estes family on this sad day. Especially to my friend Pat, I remember all the fun times at your house working on our cheerleading back in the day. You have lost way to many of your family members in your life time. Love ya Pat.

Jitonda Estes

June 8, 2014

You will be greatly missed and you are always loved cause you are always in our thoughts you are now an angel watching over us rip uncle david

joe smith

June 8, 2014

such a great guy R.I.P. old friend.

Michelle Estes

June 7, 2014

I'm sorry I never got to tell you goodbye.., you were my husband& my best friend. The 16 years of memories we shared will always be with me. I will always love you& miss you terribly. Rest In peace, we will meet again someday.

Michelle Estes

June 7, 2014

I'm sorry I never got to say goodbye.. We had alot of struggles but I will always love you& miss u, 10/10 always remember ... Your loving wife, <3 Michelle

Shannon Lay

June 7, 2014

Wish we would have had more time to spend with you! I was looking forward to your trip to Texas this July. You will be in my heart and never forgotten. Taken to soon from your family. Rest in peace. My prayers to all of our family.