FARMINGTON — Harold Herbert “Chick” Estes, Sr., 80, of East Livermore, passed away at Franklin Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family, on Jan. 21, after a long illness.

He was born Jan. 12, 1932, to John William and Hazel Louise (Bacon) Estes in West Paris.  He received his education in Oxford County area schools. 

On Nov. 25, 1952, he was drafted into the U.S. Army.  Beginning early in 1953, he served for six and a half months in Korea during the Korean Conflict as a member of the First Cavalry, 29th Antiaircraft Artillery. Then he was transferred to Japan and was a member of his Natalina’s boxing team competing in Japan, Hawaii, Germany and China. He was honorably discharged on June 12, 1954.

Over the following years and up until his retirement in 1995, Chick worked in several area factories and businesses. On Oct. 21, 1978, he married Barbara (Stinchfield) Huff in New Sharon.

Chick enjoyed being with his family and his buddies. He was a lifelong fan of the New York Yankees, enjoyed Sprint Cup races on TV, fishing and hunting. He was extremely proud to have been able to shoot a deer this past year.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Carol and husband, Bill Hatch Sr. of Wilton, Dolores Magana of Malden, Mass., Harold Jr. and wife, Nancy Estes of Wallingford, Conn., Shari Newcomb of Wilton, Darryl Huff Jr. of Auburn, Ronnie and wife, Patti Estes of East Livermore, Becky and husband, William LaFrance Sr. of Wallingford, Conn., Chris Huff of East Livermore, Dwight Sr. and wife, Jane Estes of West Haven, Conn. and Christopher Estes of Ansonia, Conn.; 24 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one sister, Mary Robinson of Sumner; two brothers, Alfred of Industry and Herbert of Norway; and many cousins, nieces and nephews and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; two wives; and siblings, Inez, Ralph, Stanley, Clara, Florence, Ruth, John, Ivan, Charlotte and Constance.

Words of condolence and tribute may be shared with his family and friends at www.wilesrc.com.

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