Samuel Mitchell â€œS.M.â€ Estep Jr., 80, Elizabethton, passed away Monday, December 13, 2010, at his residence.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Samuel Mitchell Estep Sr. and Nannie Carden Estep. He was employed as a Draftsman at Magnavox for several years and retired as a Draftsman from Snap-On-Tool, Elizabethton. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. S.M. was an active member of the First Christian Church of Elizabethton.
His hobbies were gardening, woodworking and trains.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nora Humphrey Estep, April 2, 2003; by a sister: Novella Treadway; and three brothers: Infant Howard Dean Estep, Roy Estep and Floyd Estep.
Survivors include a son & daughter-in-law: Gene & Carolyn Estep, Elizabethton; A grandson: Craig Matthew Estep and his wife, Sylvia, Elizabethton; A Granddaughter: Cara Leanne Estep; Two Great Grandchildren: Sophia Brynn Estep and Camden Mitchell Estep; One Brother & Sister-In-Law: Carl & Eunice Estep, Elizabethton. His brothers and sisters-in-law: J.L. & Edna Collins, Mary & Ted Bryant, Ruth Baker, Martha & Bob Dorsey and Kenneth & Linda Humphrey; A special extended family member, Ruth Reynolds Poore.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Brent Nidiffer and Dr. Don Marshall officiating.
Graveside Service and Interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday, December 17, 2010, in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Mr. Joel Crisp, Soloist, and Mr. Scott Reynolds, Organist. Active Pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday, will be: Steve Pierce, Brad Carpenter, Ed Rigney, Leonard February, Tim Broyles, Larry Collins and Steve Dunlap. Honorary Pallbearers will be his church family, friends and neighbors and employees of Snap-On-Tool.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Estep to the Choir Fund, First Christian Church, 513 Hattie Avenue, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643.
Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Friday to go to the cemetery.
Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge