James Preston Estep
February 14, 1926 - December 5, 2017
James P. Estep, 91, of West Salem, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 after a period of declining health.
He was born Feb. 14, 1926 in Blakeley, W.Va. to the late Roy and Caroline (Rider) Estep. He married the former Dianna Luthringer of Feb. 29, 1976 and she survives. James retired from Parker-Hannifin with over 30 years of services and had been an area resident for the past 66 years. Pastor Estep was active in the Advent Church movement having been a founder of the Advent Christian Church in Creston. For the past 36 years he had been the pastor of the Faith Second Advent Christian Church in Pleasant Home which he establish and was the writer of the Reason which he mailed out monthly all across the Country.
Surviving are his faithful wife, Dianna; his children, Paul (Rita) Estep of Rittman, Mandalee (Duane) Hummel of Shreve, Terry Estep and his companion Cindy Buckingham of Sterling, Fred Estep; Vondan (Stephanie) Estep of Pleasant Home, David (Carrie) Estep of Seville, Dale (Wilson) Dohner of Burbank and Shelby Varian of Orrville; a daughter-in-law, Kathy Estep of Chester, VT, 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Naomi Taylor of Summersville, WV; He was preceded in death by a son, John Estep; a grandson, a great-grandchild, a brother, Robert and a sister Stella.
Family services were held Friday. Dec. 8th at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with Wilson Dohner officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Second Advent Church, PO Box 454, West Salem, OH 44287.
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Name: Wade Church
I got word yesterday of Brother Estep. My heart was crushed. I already miss him. I will long cherish the times I talked with him on the phone. We weep now but not as those who have no hope, we are persuaded that Bro. Estep will awake in the morning of the resurrection to life eternal.
We look forward to the time when Jesus will come and wake him up from his nap. We pray come Lord Jesus and come quickly. Take heart we say to you and all the family this long not will soon pass away. We say Good Night Bro. Estep.