John Vernon Estill Jr.

Services for John Vernon Estill Jr., 66, Versailles, will be held 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at LeCompte-Johnson-Taylor Funeral Home. Rev. Dave Menser will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Estill died Friday evening at Bluegrass Community Hospital, Versailles. A native of Thornhill, he was the son of the late John Vernon and Nettie Mitchell Estill. He retired as a print press operator at Rand-McNally and was a former contractor. He was a member of Thornhill Baptist Church and was attending Clear Creek Baptist Church, Versailles.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Scott Estill, and two sisters, Rosetta Lee Estill and Rebecca Marie Estill.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Downey Estill, Versailles; a brother, Jerry Estill (Valerie), Frankfort; an uncle, Charles Thomas Estill, Georgetown and two aunts, Mattie Estill Towles, Lexington and Hazel Bickers, Stamping Ground.

Pallbearers will be Mike Thornton, Troy Perry, Paul Barnes, Lloyd Smith, Tyler Estill and Casey Estill. Honorary bearers will be Tommy Estill, Albert Downey, Sam Felker, Tommy Riddle, Timothy Adkin, Taylor Adkin and Matthew Perry.

Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Guestbook@ljtfuneralhome.com.

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  • I am saddened to learn of the death of my younger first cousin, Johnny Estill. His dad, Vernon, and my dad, Willie were the two oldest brothers in the family. When Johnny and I were children, we spent quite a lot of time together. I have not seen him for many years now. My sincere condolences go to his brother, Jerry, his wife, and friends. With much love, Brenda Estill Bender