Estes will be missed, but not forgotten

Published 11:28 pm Monday, September 24, 2007

If a man’s earthly wealth can be judged by the legacy and impact he leaves behind, Glenvall Estes was a billionaire.

Estes’ observations, words of wisdom and homespun humor informed and entertained more than three generations of Miss-Lou readers.

As a sportswriter and sports columnist, Estes was legendary in our community.

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His infectious laugh and self-deprecating humor were keys to his easy nature and never-met-a-stranger demeanor.

Long a mainstay in the sports community, Estes was a man whose impact was felt by young and old alike.

In the latter of 57-year writing career, he was a throw back, of sorts. When computers became the norm, Estes still pounded out words on a manual typewriter.

But while his technology might have been a bit outdated, his wisdom, professionalism and poise were ageless.

Estes died early Sunday morning after a long struggle with health issues. He lived 84 years on this earth, and his impact has been — and will continue to be — felt for generations.

A World War II veteran, sportswriter, husband, father, friend, Glenvall will be missed by countless members of this community. But he’ll never be forgotten.

If heaven has a football league, you can bet Glenvall is sitting in the pressbox this morning, keeping stats and ready to write the next edition of his “Just Talkin’” column.

Thanks, Glenvall, for all the joy and entertainment that you’ve given us.