William Henry Esterline
William Henry Esterline
  • April 22, 1946 - September 19, 2017
  • Columbia, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA – William Henry Esterline, Jr., 71, passed away on September 19, 2017.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm on Monday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.A graveside service featuring military honors will be held 2:00 pm, Monday, September 25, 2017 at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

Mr. Esterline was born in Lynch, KY on April 22, 1946 to the late William Henry Esterline, Sr. and Opal Modeen Hodges Esterline. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy and was employed by the Carpenters Union and for DH Griffin in demolition.

In addition to his parents he is predeceased by a brother, Holly Gene Esterline and a sister, Katheryn Frye.

Surviving are his wife Patricia Lee Esterline, of the home, three daughters, Michelle Lee Bellew of Columbia, April Shea Gordan and husband Travis Vernod Gordon of Gilbert, Courtney Lynn Nash and husband Jeffrey Marshall Nash of Lexington, a son, Travis Ryan Esterline and fiance’, Lindsay Neal of Irmo, Nine grandchildren, Danielle Galloway, Chris Galloway, Cody Gordon, Emilee Gordon, Paige Nash, Aaron Patterson, Shelby Patterson, Kira Esterline, Londynn Neal and a brother, Ray Lee Lage of Columbia.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Hospice or to the American Cancer Society.