Sherman- Charles W. "Bill" Estes went home to be with his
Savior, Jesus, Friday March 26, 2010. Bill had fought a brave battle with
cancer for two years.
He leaves behind his wife, Kay, and son, Chad Estes; parents, Charles
& Mildred Estes; cousins, Bill Mitchell, Ed Hart, Ted Rozsa, Ruth Ann
Rayner, Mary Lil Coquet, Margaret Ann Yocum, and Margaret McCord (of Sherman)
and one aunt, Lola Rozsa. Bill also left behind his mother-in-law, Hazel
Higgins, brother-in-law, Kent Higgins, and three nephews, Brandon Higgins,
Clifton Higgins, and Jared Higgins.
Bill was a member of Legacy Bible Church in Sherman.
Bill Estes was born in Denton, Texas on July 3, 1942. He graduated
high school from Whitesboro, TX in 1960. He was a 4 sport letterman and
won the district tennis doubles championship his senior year.
Bill went to North Texas University, lettering in college freshman
basketball, and earning his BS and Masters Degrees from the university.
He worked as a student fireman in Denton his sophomore through senior years
at NTSU. He belonged to Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity.
In 1968, Bill met his wife Kay, and they were married on June 20th
1968 at First Baptist Church in Dallas. Bill joined the Air Force in 1968
and went to pilot school at Enid AFB Oklahoma. He was stationed in various
bases in Florida, Virginia, and Oregon and finished his AF career in Diyarbakir,
Bill pursued a coaching and teaching career. Bill & Kay and their
son, Chad moved to Sherman in 1976 for Bill to teach and coach. He was
head basketball coach from 1979-1984. His teams reach the play-offs twice.
He also was head basketball coach at Kaufman, Pittsburg, and Crowley until
He retired from coaching to continue teaching science at the high
school as head of the science department until his retirement in 1996.
He and his wife Kay operated the Book Rack for 27 years until 2008.
In retirement Bill enjoyed being with his family, watching sports,
playing bridge with friends and being with his golfing buddies.
Services will be at 3:00 PM Tuesday March 30 at Covenant Presbyterian
Church. Burial will follow at West Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers are Tommy
Hudspeth, Larry Edwards, Jerry Cantrell, Charles Byler, Dick Swetnam, Scott
Charlton, Dr. Al Hambrick, Frank Harris, and Charles Hall. Visitation will
be 6-8 PM Monday night at Waldo Funeral Home.
If desired, in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sherman Boys
and Girls Club, the Sherman High School Boys Basketball Program, Legacy
Bible Church building fund, or the charity of your choice