Dateline: June 22, 2006

Allen Homer Estlack, Jr., 68, died Sunday, June 18, 2006, in Clarendon.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Garmon, pastor, officiating. Burial  with Masonic Rites will be in Citizens Cemetery by Robertson Funeral Directors.

Mr. Estlack was born January 8, 1938, in Electra to Allen Homer and Athlyn Estlack and was a resident of Clarendon for most of his life. He attended Clarendon schools and Clarendon College and graduated from Texas Technological College in 1961.

He married Helen Hartzog on July 28, 1962, in Bovina. He worked for West Texas Utilities Co. for 20 years before starting his own business, Estlack Electric, in 1981, and spent many years raising his sons in his trade. He also worked for The Clarendon Enterprise as a distributor, inserter, subscription salesman, and promoter. He worked to promote Clarendon and served with several local civic organizations.

He was a member of Clarendon Masonic Lodge No. 700 and the Al Morrah Shrine Club and a past master of the Clarendon and Hedley lodges, secretary of the Clarendon lodge, and a former District Deputy Grand Master. He was a York Rite and a Scottish Rite Mason and a member and officer of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 6. He was an honored member of the Clarendon Lions Club and past president of the Lions Clubs in Clarendon and Hedley. He served as Zone Chairman and Deputy District Governor of District 2T-1.  He was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award and was named Lion of the Year.  He was past president of the Clarendon Chamber of Commerce and was once honored as Clarendon’s Man of the Year.  He was a Master Breeder and Master Exhibitor of Black Cochins through the American Bantam Association and a Master Exhibitor and Grand Master Exhibitor in the American Poultry Association. He was past president of the Clarendon College Ex-Students Association. Allen was a very active leader in the Boy Scouts of America, serving as Scoutmaster in Hedley and assistant Scoutmaster and Cubmaster in Clarendon. He was a member of the Order of the Arrow and was the recipient of the District Award of Merit, the Silver Beaver, and the God and Service Award.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Clarendon and served on many boards and committees throughout the years. He was a devoted son, brother, uncle, husband, daddy, grandpa and friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Estlack of Clarendon; two sons, Roger Allen Estlack and wife Ashlee and Russell Arlin Estlack and wife Scarlet, all of Clarendon; a sister, Donna Hicks and husband Larry of Clarendon; two grandchildren, Nathan Arlin Estlack of Clarendon, and one due in October; an aunt, Ruby Dell Estlack of Clarendon; and several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Casket bearers will be Doug Lowe, Earl Hartman, A.R. Henson, Tommie Saye, Bill Wise, Danny Brown, Jimmy Garland, Duane Garman, Joe Estlack, and David Estlack.

Honorary bearers will be members of Clarendon Masonic Lodge No. 700.

The family suggests memorials be to the Homer Estlack Memorial Scholarship at Clarendon College, the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon, or Citizens Cemetery Association in Clarendon.

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