Jerry George Estaville, PhD

November 19, 1954 ~ June 17, 2011

Jerry George Estaville, PhD., 56, of Lake Charles died Friday, June 17, 2011 as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

Dr. Estaville was born in Gardena, CA and raised in Lake Charles. He was a graduate of LaGrange High School, McNeese State University and Ryokan College. He served the United States Navy during Vietnam aboard a submarine and the United States Army as a commissioned Artillery Officer. Dr. Estaville pursued many interest in the work field and found his passion in attaining his Doctorate in Psychology. He has been a Counselor for SWLA Aids Counsel.

Dr. Estaville enjoyed riding his motorcycle, vegetable gardening, his fruit trees and horticulture.

He will be most remembered for his personality.

He leaves to honor his memory, two sons, Daniel Christopher Estaville and wife Corine of Slidell and Robert Michael Estaville and wife Gena of Lake Charles; four grandchildren, BrookLynn Hope Estaville of Canyon Country, CA, Benjamin Harrison Estaville, Thomas Ryan Estaville and Matthew Paul Estaville, all of El Paso, TX; two brothers, Lawrence Estaville, Jr. of San Marcus, TX and Benjamin Estaville of Las Vegas, NV; one sister, Elizabeth Rose Estaville of Lake Charles and nephew, Sam Gilley of Los Angeles, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Carmel Richey Estaville and brother, Daniel Richey Estaville.

Memorial services will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, June 21, 2011 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Todd Schumacher will officiate. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Ragley. Visitation Tuesday will be from 10:00 AM until the time of service in the funeral home.

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  1. I remember fun times at College Oaks Elementary. Playing at the CO Recreation Center…Mrs Prater. I think of the Estaville family everytime I drive by their house on the corner and feel sad that they filled in the swimming pool. If kid hours in the pool could be counted, I'll bet that pool would break all records.Rest in peace, Jerry.

  2. Jerry worked at New Beginnings when I went there for rehab.He was instrumental in the start of my recovery, and through his experience,strength and hope,I just celebrated 2 years of sobriety.He was always there for me.He helped many people without asking anything from them except that they would try.Thank you Jerry you helped save my life. I will miss you and also all the laughs we shared swapping Navy stories. I was blessed to know you…

  3. Many people already miss seeing Jerry's contagious smile and hearing the stories of his life's adventures. His co-workers at the Comprehensive Care Clinic and the Southwest Louisiana AIDS Council are sad we don't have him with us any longer. Happy trails, Jerry!

  4. My mom, Elizabeth Prater, was director at College Oaks Recreation Center. I remember how very much sheloved all the Estaville children. I remember Jerry George as being a cute little boy who wore braces on his legs,but did not let them slow him down. My mom would have been so proud of how much Jerry George accomplished. Please give my condolences to the family. I know he will be missed by many. I am sorry I will not be able to attend the services because of prior commitments

  5. Rose and Familey, What a great man and brother, enjoyed the times spent growing up with your familey. All in My Prayers Linda Tatum BAiley

  6. Rose, I am so sorry to read of your family's loss. May the Lord lay His blessed hand on you to aid in healing your heart.

  7. This past week, my husband and I were passing through Lake Charles on business, and as we made our way through, I regaled him with happy stories of my childhood. He encouraged me to try and reconnect with my old friends and the first person I thought of was Rose. It saddens me so, that your family is having to deal with the loss of Jerry. It is my prayer and hope that God will grant you His Grace and Peace, and that the essence of the goodness that Jerry was, will live on through his children and grandchildren and all he has touched and helped. With deepest sympathy and sincere regard, Janet

  8. I just found out about Jerrys passing by reading another obituary. My deepest sympathies to the family. I went to school with Jerry. He was a kind and thoughtful person. He also had a wonderful sense of humor. He is absent from the body, and face to face with the Lord in a place of no more sorrow, pain, or death.

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