Cole Estelle, 20, a resident of Zachary, LA, died on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in a motor vehicle accident in Gig Harbor, WA. He was serving his second year in the United States Marine Corps. There will be a visitation at Charlet Funeral Home, Inc. in Zachary, LA on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 6pm until 9pm and then on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Zachary First Baptist Church from 10am until funeral services at 12noon, conducted by Bro. Dennis Terry. He will be interred with full military honors at Louisiana National Cemetery in Zachary, LA. He is survived by his father, Royce Estelle; his mother, Sharon Pace Chustz and her husband Kyle Steven Chustz; three sisters, Cheryl Culver, Ashley Chustz, and Amanda Chustz; two brothers, Charles Estelle and his wife Heather, and Michael Hopwood, Jr.; grandparents Liz and Don Estelle, Prentice and Evelyn Mercer, and Sharon and Lester Doughty. He was a 2015 graduate of Zachary High School, where he participated in ROTC and the marching band.
Throughout his life, Cole always knew exactly what to say to keep you smiling. There was never a day that you couldn’t find him putting silver linings to the darkest situations, with his hand outstretched to anyone who needed his help. An outdoorsman at heart, he spent most of his time hiking, fishing, and hunting- anything that he could get dirty in, he was there!
Cole was always using his faith to get him through the toughest of times, and his passion for living life to the fullest so that he could give his life for ours was truly a reflection of Christ’s love for all of us. His honor, his courage, and his loyalty will be remembered forever.