Curtis was born in Carter County to the late Charles Bruce Estep and Eliza A. Carden Estep. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother and sister; his brother, Conley; his sisters, Velma Fortner and Iva Lee Grindstaff.
Curtis retired from Paty Lumber Company after serving 50 years and later he worked at Builders First Source. He was a United States Army and Air Force Veteran, having served in World War II. Curtis attended Piney Flats First Baptist Church.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 38 years, Patricia “Patsy” Estep, of the home; his children, Portia Sams, of Gray, Michael Estep, of Monroe, NC, Vickie Emery, of Unicoi, Teresa Reed, of Knoxville, Debbie Jessen, of Lebanon, TN, Gayle McNutt, of Blountville, David Jones, of Carlton, Michigan, and Theresa Marcus, of Piney Flats; and 40 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor and celebrate the life of Curtis E. Estep will be conducted at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Piney Flats First Baptist Church, with Rev. Dr. Allen Davis and Pastor Greg Lovelace, officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the church, prior to the service on Tuesday.
Graveside services will be private at Old Horseshoe Cemetery Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to Piney Flats First Baptist Church, 100 Cherry Street, Piney Flats, TN 37686.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Estep and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, office 423-542-2232, service information and obituary line, 423-543-4917.