Lee Carr Estabrook was born on September 30, 1934, in Houston, Texas and passed to be with our Lord on May 5, 2020, at The Blake of Bossier City Assisted Living, Bossier City, LA.
He is preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Estabrook, father, Lee C. Montgomery, mother, Harriette Estabrook and stepfather, Ray Estabrook.
He is survived by his son, Lee Estabrook II, daughter, Amy Pitman, daughter, Claudine Adams-Thomas and husband, Rick Thomas, grandchildren, Hunter Estabrook, Mallory Pitman, Thomas Adams and wife Alicia Adams, and Tyler Adams and wife Courtney Adams and great grandchildren, Eli Adams, Tessa Adams, and Maddox Pitman.
Lee was an only child and grew up in Houston where he graduated from San Jacinto High School. He attended University of Houston and received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Later, he received a PhD from Pacific University in California. He was employed with Morton Thiokol for over 30 years, retired and started Estabrook and Association, an engineering consulting firm. He was Man of the Year with the Minden Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the NRA banquet for many years, Boy Scout leader and supporter, antique gun collector, hunter, fisherman, and a wealth of information for anyone who would listen.
In November 1957, he married JoAnn Rawls Estabrook. They lived in Houston, San Antonio, and Marshall, Texas; Mobile, Alabama; and Minden, Louisiana. They both loved to travel and travelled all over the world from China, Hong Kong, Germany, France, England, Ireland, Amsterdam, Denmark, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary, Mexico, Brazil and the continental United States.
Lee was active in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Scottish Society, Boy Scouts of America, various Engineering Societies, and last, but not least, the infamous Minden Monday Night Football Group.
We would like to give a special thank you to The Blake of Bossier City, Professional Sitters Services, Southern Hospice, Dr. Scott McRight, and Dr. Dan Moller for their care and assistance with our father.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the celebration of life memorial service will be held sometime this summer. In lieu of flowers, Lee’s charities of choice for donations are NRA, Remington Society, Minden Lions Club #3845, and St. John’s Episcopal Church.