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Howard Gordon Estep B-J-74.5-1

Howard Gordon Estep went home after a brief illness at 12:10 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving wife, children and grandchildren. Howard was born December 20, 1939 in Muncie, Indiana, the son of Ora L and Josie (White) Estep. He graduated in 1957 from Royerton High School, where he was a state qualifier for the schools wrestling team his senior year. He was also an expert archer, competing in competitions statewide. After high school he went to work for Borg Warner in Muncie. He married Phyllis Dean Dungan December 9, 1959. They raised 2 children together and eventually moved to Columbus, Indiana in 1972 opening Skooters Restaurant on Central Avenue and later operating the cafeteria in Golden Castings and retired in 1999. Phyllis preceded him in death September 16, 1988. He married Kimberly A. Hoagland March 28, 1991. Howard loved to fish, hunt, read and go to the casinos with Kim. But his favorite activity was visits with his family especially from his great-grandchildren who he would fill with treats and send home happy. He will be greatly missed by all who had the honor of knowing him. He is survived by his wife of 28 years Kim; his children, Terri Lee (Mike) Metz and Gary Joe (Tami) Estep both of Columbus; grandchildren, Zachary Metz, Amanda ( Bryce) Shehan, Phillip Estep and Jessica (Clayton) Miller; great-grandchildren, Blaize and Talyah Metz and Avery, Addison and Olivia Shehan and baby girl Miller due in November; siblings, Gene (Sherry) Parker of Terre Haute, Indiana and Carletta (Rodney) McClurg of Gaston , Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife; and a brother, Lester E. Estep The funeral will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Jonathan Moore Pike with the Rev. Glenn Poynter officiating. Family and friends may call from 10:00 a.m. to time of service. A private graveside service will be held at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Estep family and a video tribute may be viewed at