Estep, Gerald Doss, 71 years of Batavia, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2022 in Blue Ash, Ohio. He was born in Flemingsburg, Kentucky on April 2, 1951 to the late Arnold & Eula (Manning) Estep. He was the last of 7 children. Married in Ripley, Ohio he is survived by his wife of more than 52 years, Linda McElroy Estep and two sons, Shannon (Tracy Jo) Estep and Geoffrey (Becky) Estep. His sister Rose Smith (Sydney) of Ft. Myers, Fl. and 2 sisters-in-law Kay (Ed) Estep of Ripley, Ohio and Sandy (Burman) Estep of Milford, Ohio. Also survived by five grandchildren, Gracie, Heather, April, Kameron & Kaylee. Three Great-grandchildren, Crew, Cora & Teaguen. Two special animals, Princess Ginger & King Scooby Duke as well as several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He was brother of the late Zivra Ann Estep, Edward & Burman Estep, Esther McComas, Frances Burton and two brother-in-laws Mike Burton and Joe Ball.
Family will receive friends for visitation Saturday, November 26 from 11 AM to time of service 1 PM at Cornerstone Baptist Church 2249 Old State Rt. 32 Batavia. Graveside service and Interment Batavia Union Cemetery at 2:15 PM.
Doss was saved at and served at First Baptist Church of Manchester, Ohio and Winslow Park Baptist Church which became Creek Road Baptist Church in Sharonville, Ohio. From there he became passionate about missions and served as Minister of Missions at Liberty Height Church in West Chester, Ohio and Urbancrest Baptist Church in Lebanon, Ohio. Doss formed an organization Gateway Global Outreach to support missions in Africa, Argentina and Ecuador. He traveled to Israel, Hawaii, Mongolia, Argentina, Peru, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Cuba, Mexico, Haiti and most frequently Uganda and Africa but other African countries as well. Current missionaries serving abroad currently include Jeri Cook in Malawi, Africa and Nolan and Patty Purtell in Ecuador. Additionally, he trained and supported hundreds of teams to serve on short term missions and led those groups to the above countries. As a result of all the missions trips, thousands of people were led to Christ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to www.gatewayglobaloutreach.org and designated to the Purtell's or general fund. Moore Family Funeral Homes serving the family.