Carl Brent “Radar” Estep, 45, died Tuesday, Feb. 18 in Kansas City, Mo.
Brent was born Oct. 3, 1968 to Gary Junior and Cheryl A. (Schlattmann) Estep in Kansas City. His family moved to Richmond, in 1979. While living in Richmond, Brent made many friends and excelled in theater as well as student government and writing. He graduated from Richmond High School in 1987.
Brent built a career in the motorcycle business that spanned more than 20 years. After graduating from the Motorcycle Mechanic Institute in Phoenix, Ariz., in 1994, he began building a diverse resume, including stints at Glendale Harley-Davidson, Easyrider’s, Worth Harley-Davidson North, F.O.G. Cycles, Bears Highway Classics, Chromed Out Magazine, Knobtown Cycle, and Hardcore Customs. Most recently, he was a partner and “Parts Guru” at Bad Seed Motorcycle Company. His encyclopedic knowledge of parts, along with his warm and instinctive knowledge of people, made him one of the most respected motorcycle parts specialists in the country.
Brent was preceded in death by his father Gary, who passed away in 1991. He is survived by his mother Cheryl, his brother & sister-in-law Gary Brett Estep and Amy Estep of Richmond, his sister & brother-in-law Andrea (Estep) Wescott and Gary Dustin Wescott of Olathe, Kan., and his sister Julie A. Estep of Kansas City, Mo.. He is also survived by his grandmother Lola Winifred Estep of Gladstone, and three nieces, one nephew, and one great-nephew who were extremely precious to him. A host of friends loved him dearly and will miss him very much.
As a proud and beloved member of the biker family, it is fitting that Brent will be remembered at a place that reflects the best of his community. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Knuckleheads Saloon at 2719 Rochester Street, Kansas City, Mo. The service will be followed by a Celebration of Life at the same location.
Brent’s family has been moved and comforted by the outpouring of love and support they have received during this difficult time. They ask that anyone who wishes to make a memorial donation do so in Brent’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis, TN, 38101-9929.