Lester Estep

July 02, 1944 ‒ April 15, 2020

Galion, Ohio

Lester Estep, 75, of Galion passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020 surrounded by his daughters at his residence.

He was born July 2, 1944 in Big Stone Gap, Virginia and was the son of Harvey P. and Eva J. (Herron) Estep. Lester married Hazel Dell Patrick on April 17, 1965 and she preceded him in death on April 11, 2018.

He worked for the Mansfield Flooring and Paving for many years, was an owner operator for Dearman Moving and Storage and retired from Conrail after 32 years of service.

Lester is survived by his daughters Telana (Phil Davis) Veil of Hilliard, Tonya (Don) Sheets of Galion and Tirna Martin of Galion; Grandchildren Derrick Hughett, Dustin Hughett, Jordan Veil and Griffin Veil as well as several great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by a daughter Teresa Estep; Brothers Christopher “Clum”, Chester and Jim Estep.  His brother Robert “Bob” Estep passed away soon after Lester.

Lester loved to golf and was involved in organizing many golf outings. He was known to play a good game of Euchre or Poker with his many friends.  He was also an avid fisherman.  He enjoyed sharing his love and knowledge of fishing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Lester was a Lifetime member of the V.F.W., Post 4329. He was also a member of Trackside, American Legion Scarbrough, Post 243, along with many other clubs in Galion.  He was very active in the community and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

The family will have a Celebration of Life gathering at a later date.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Lester Estep, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

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  • Lester’s family especially Telana your dad was a wonderful parent , it shows in how well you turned out. Prayers for comfort and peace. Hugs and love to you all💕🙏

    • Thank you Robin. He sure loved your family and considered Laura one of his own. So many great memories between both of our houses growing up 🙂

  • So sorry to hear of Lippy’s passing. I had the pleasure of golfing with him many years ago. He always had a smile on his face. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Rest In Peace Lippy.

  • Telana, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was one of a kind. He will be missed. I’m thinking of you during this difficult time! Love you!

  • I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Lester has know me since I was a baby. Him and my dad, Bobby Bell, where very good friends. He was always a good hearted person and has always treated me like family since I could remember. Its heart breaking and sad to hear of his passing.

  • A very good friend that i had countles great times with. He will leave me and alot of others with fond memories. So sad , sorry for your loss girls. Steve Wirick

  • So sorry for your families loss. Lester “Lippy” was a super person, loved by many will be missed by many. To many good memories to mention he was a longtime family friend. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with all of you.

  • You may not of wanted me as a daughter but all I ever wanted was to be your little girl.
    I hope you are hugging my sissy, your first born. You always worked so hard, Rest in peace daddy.
    I love you always daddy.

  • Lester, is a dearly love man and will surely be missed. I am blessed to have met and spent time with such a good man. My condolences to the family .

  • I have so many memories of Lester. I loved him like a father. He always treated me like a son. He was a good friend. We shared secrets. He gave me advice. We golfed together and bowled together (Lester was a great bowler). We even drink a few adult beverages together. I can’t believe he is gone. Certain people you always feel like they will be around forever. He was one of them. I can’t imagine him not being available for all of us to talk to or confide in. You and Dell have always been family to Mom and Dad. I’ll assume that we’ll all be having beers together again. Rest in Peace my Friend. My other Dad. I love you and will miss you.