Byron Foster Estes Jr., 89, of North Vernon died at 10:42 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, at Seymour Place in Seymour. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Burial was at Hayden Cemetery with VFW military rites by Matt Hester VFW Post #2021. Mr. Estes graduated from Hayden High School in 1949 and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He worked at Arvin Industries for 28 years and for Cummins Engine Company for 10 years before retiring in 1989. Mr. Estes was a member of the American Legion Post 89 in Seymour, the Smith and Wesson Gun Collectors Association, and the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association. He was the national champion for Muzzle Load Trap Shooting in 1967, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trap shooting. Born Jan. 29, 1931, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Estes was the son Byron Foster Estes Sr. and Edna Morrison Estes Dickson. He married Ruth L. Engle on April 25, 1954 and she preceded him death May 5, 1995. Survivors include his sons, Mark (Lana) Estes of North Vernon, Chris Estes of Vernon, and Tony (Jamie) Estes of Mt. Gilead, North Carolina; grandchildren, Andra Baker of Madison, Erin and Kristin Estes, both of Scipio, Alyssa Gill of Commiskey, Page Magner of North Manchester, Justin (Chelsea) Estes of Vernon, Cassidy (Brandon) Rodgers of Charlottesville, North Carolina, and Luke Estes of Mt. Gilead, North Carolina; and 10 great-grandchildren. Mr. Estes was preceded in death by his parents. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Schneck Hospice.