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Rock Springs Baptist Church
Thursday February 4th, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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Bro. Estel Jones

Bro. Estel Jones, age 72 years, of the Wolf Ridge Community, of Stearns, Kentucky,  husband of Ruth (Branscum) Jones, died Monday, February 1, 2021 at the VA Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

He was born in Somerset, Kentucky on June 19, 1948, the son of Edward Robert and Ova (Phillips) Jones.  Bro. Estel was saved at an early age and joined the Rock Springs Baptist Church. He started preaching in 1970, and was ordained a Baptist minister on July 14, 1973. Bro. Estel was currently pastor at Rock Springs Baptist Church and New Haven Baptist Church, and over the years had pastored several churches throughout McCreary and Wayne Counties.

He married Ruth (Branscum) Jones on December 31, 1966. To this union were born 3 children. The couple made their home in McCreary County. Bro. Estel worked at Stearns Coal Company and retired from Parkland Motel. Upon retirement his favorite past time was reading the Bible and studying the Word of God. He enjoyed visiting and talking with people about the Bible, and while he was able he enjoyed gardening and farming.

Bro. Estel served in the United States Army during Vietnam from March 1968 through March 1970. He was a charter member and Chief of the West McCreary Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ruth Jones; 2 daughters, Kay Keith and husband Tim and Teresa Coffey and husband, Mark; one son, Robert Edward Jones all of Stearns; grandchildren, Denise Keith, Ronnie Keith, Whitney Coffey and Wyatt Coffey; and an aunt, Hazel Jones of Stearns.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Wilburn Stanley Jones.

Bro. Estel will be missed and remembered by a host of family and friends. We are comforted knowing that his Faith has ended in sight.

Funeral services will be held 11am Thursday, February 4, 2021 at the Rock Springs Baptist Church with Bro. Steven Jones and Bro. Stewart Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Rock Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 6pm Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at the McCreary County Funeral Home. He will lie in state at the Church from 10am until funeral time Thursday.

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.

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Debra F Tucker Aug 13 2021 8:17 PM

I have known Estel for 15 to 20 years. I have been fortunate to sit under his preaching during this time. I have always enjoyed hearing him preaching and can relate to his messages. He has been my pastor for 10 years and I can tell you he had been a dear source of stability and comfort in my life. He has been so faithful to our church and I'm afraid I took his presence for granted, feeling he was always there. One thing that always impressed me was how he loved the children in the church! He always paid attention to them. We will miss you Estel Jones! Josiah is sad you won't be able to Baptist him.

Laurie Coffey Feb 3 2021 12:00 AM

Ruth and Family... My heart is very heavy for y'all... But we are comforted by knowing he is resting in the Paradise of God his journey is over down here... He has fought a good fight and kept the Faith... So many wonderful memories of Uncle Estil..... Our loss is Heaven's gain... Love you all....

Regina Phillips Bell Feb 3 2021 12:00 AM

Ole buddy, I couldnt imagine where to start. From a kid hauling stock with you to Monticello and getting a sammich at elburn Kieths, to being pinned down in the smoke on the ridge with you, more memories than most people can imagine. Estel, there are tears of joy for you, along with selfish ones because time slipped by too fast. May you Rest In Peace brother, the rest you truly earned. The night you told me about seeing the portals of glory at wolf creek are now being fulfilled. I love you brother

Brad jr Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM

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