Harvey D. Everett Jr.

Published 3:50 pm Wednesday, February 26, 2014

CAPRON—Harvey Drewry (H.D.) Everett Jr., 82, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Feb. 25, 2014, after a long illness. He was predeceased by his father, Harvey Everett Sr., his mother, Alice Avent Everett, and his son, Barry W. Kendrick.

He is survived by his loving wife, Eunice B. Everett; his loving sister, Rubie E. Drake; and his children, Susan E. Vick, Michael Everett (Claudia), Pam K. Williams (Lin), Debbie K. Felts (Larry), David Everett (Carrie), Russell Everett (Krista), Donna K. Darden, Donald L. Kendrick Jr. (Gabi), Terry Everett (Kathy); and special nephew, Alan Drake; his grandchildren, Scott Bryant, Carolyn B. West, Davis Vick, Bryan Vick, Amy E. Hobbs, Jeremy Everett, Ashley J. Protzman, Jonathan Jarratt, Tate Felts, Kelli F. Eubank, Michelle Everett, Melissa Everett, Cory Everett, Deric Everett, Clinton Everett, Amber E. Hall, Jody Darden, Shea D. Whitley, Jackie Kendrick, Jill E. Tyler, Megan Everett, and Joey Everett; and 25 great-grandchildren.

A very special thanks to his caregivers Celestine Blow, Joyce Rowland and Gabi Mensch and the Sentara Hospice Team.

H.D. was born in Southampton County (Joyner, Va.). He was a lifetime member of Joyner United Methodist Church, where he served as lay leader, superintendent, trustee, teacher, and was instrumental in planning and building of classrooms and Fellowship Hall.

He was a retired supervisor with Georgia Pacific, and was a charter member of the Joyner Gray Yale Ruritan Club where he served in numerous capacities and was honored as Ruritan of the Year. He was also a charter member of Joyner Hunt Club.

H.D. was an avid reader and loved to hunt and fish, but foremost he loved spending time with his family.

The funeral will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Joyner United Methodist Church with Pastor Nancy Palmer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Wright Funeral Home, Franklin.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made in his memory to Joyner United Methodist Church, C/O Jeannette Everett, 17413 Everett Rd., Capron, Va. 23829. www.wrightfuneralhome.org