Albert Lee Estes, 84, a beloved husband, father, Papa, and friend. passed away on November 6, 2023, in Belton, Texas. He was born on November 10, 1938, in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Albert dedicated most of his life to working as a heavy equipment operator. His skill and expertise were renowned among his peers and colleagues. Through his tireless efforts, he contributed significantly to various projects while leaving behind a lasting impact on the community. His commitment to his profession was unyielding, and his dedication served as an inspiration to many.
While Albert's career was an important aspect of his life, it was no comparison to his love for his family. He cherished every moment spent with them and derived tremendous joy from their presence. His role as a husband, father, and grandfather brought immeasurable happiness into his life. Albert's proudest accomplishments were undoubtedly his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren who brought him immense pride and filled his heart with unconditional love.
Outside of work and family life, Albert had a few interests that brought him joy and relaxation. He was an avid fan of Dallas Cowboy Football and passionately supported all Texas-based team sports. During leisure time, he enjoyed playing poker online where he would engage in friendly competition with friends near and far. However, above all else, spending time with his family held the most significant place in Albert's heart.
On November 15, 2023, we will gather at Crotty Funeral Home & Cremation Services located at 5431 U.S. Hwy 190 in Belton, Texas to hold a Memorial Service in remembrance of Albert Lee Estes. The service will begin at 11:00 AM and will be an opportunity for all who loved him to pay their last respects.
Albert will be deeply missed by many but leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion. He is survived by his two sons, Albert D. Estes and Lee E. Estes, as well as his daughter, Laura Lee Massie. Additionally, he is survived by his half-sister, Shirley Lee Splawn. Albert's impact extends through the generations, as he also leaves behind four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren who will always carry his memory in their hearts.
In this time of sorrow, we also remember those who preceded Albert in death. He is reunited with his wife, Laura Mae Estes, and his parents, Albert and Leola Estes. Additionally, he joins his daughter, Linda Ann King Estes; his brothers, Arlie D. Estes and Jimmy Wheeler; and his sisters, Sharon Bradford, Eva Faye Dyson, and Marva Kay Pierce.
Arrangements are entrusted to Crotty Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Belton.