Dateline: June 22, 2006
Homer Estlack, Jr., 68, died Sunday, June 18, 2006, in
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
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
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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