David C. ‘Red’ Everett, Sr.
Published 8:09 pm Sunday, August 31, 2008
Mr. David Caldwell (Red) Everett, Sr., 89, of 4802 Jackson Swamp Rd, Bath, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008, at Britthaven of Washington.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 at 11 a.m. in the Bath Christian Church, conducted by the Reverend Curtis White, pastor of the Bath Christian Church. Burial, with Masonic Rites, will follow in Oakdale Cemetery. Members of the Bath Ruritan and Lions Clubs will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Mr. Everett was born at home in Beaufort County at Pinetown, June 12, 1919, son of the late Robert Thomas and Lillian Ruth Webster Everett, Sr.
In 1969, he married Eleanor Dixon, who survives. In 1968, he married Adrienne Mae ‘Peggy’ Johnson, who survives. After attending Bath High School, he was married on May 26, 1943 to Elsie Bowen, who preceded him in death on June 12, 2005. Also surviving are two sons, David C. Everett, Jr. and Surry Parker Everett, Lt. Col., US Army, Ret. and wife Dorothy Olson Everett, Lt. Col., US Army, Ret. of Bath, daughter-in-law Jacquelyn Everett of Bayview and son-in-law James Hall of Pinnacl; four grandchildren, Bridget Bowen Needham Howard of Greensboro, Patricia Lindsay Everett Meekins and Jennifer Jo Everett, both of Manteo, and David C. Everett, III and his wife Amy of Northern Virginia; five great grandchildren, Zachery Everett, Sarah, Hannah, and Rebecca Meekins, and Joshua Howard; three step grandchildren, Christopher Womack and wife Sarah Parker Womack of Washington, and Tracy Stallings of Wilson, and Mark Stallings, US Air Force; and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving is one brother, William Blount Everett and his wife, Maletha, of Florida. Mr. Everett was preceded in death by a daughter, Valerie Bowen Everett Hall, one grandchild, Surry Diane Pace, two brothers, Robert T. Everett, Jr, who died June 15, 1999, Warren Nicholson Everett and two sisters, Lalla Ruth Everett Davis and Mildred Inez Everett Brooks.
Mr. Everett, a US Navy veteran of WWII, was a Pearl Harbor Survivor aboard the USS New Orleans. He served in the Pacific throughout WWII, including the Battles of Coral Sea, Midway, and Wake Island, operations off Guadalcanal and Solomon Islands, the bombardment and occupation of Makin and Gilbert Islands and the task force raid on Kwajalein and Wotje Islands. Returning home after WWII, he became a storekeeper for Bowen Supply Company at Surry near Bath. Becoming the rural letter carrier for the Bath Post Office in 1951, he retired from the US Postal Service in 1967. Active in Beaufort County and state politics, he once ran for sheriff of Beaufort County. He was a long-serving Democratic chairman of Surry precinct, and later of Surry-Bath precinct. He served two terms as the county chair of the Beaufort County Democratic Party. In the early 1960s, he and his wife Elsie owned and operated a convenience store and boat dock in Bath. In his early years, he played baseball in the Beaufort County league, playing for the White Post and Bath teams. Later he coached the Bath pony and little league baseball teams for several years. Mr. Everett was a member of the Bath Christian Church, American Legion Post 15, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Masonic Lodge of Belhaven, the Bath Lions Club, the Bath Ruritan Club (charter member) and a recovering alcoholic for over 40 years.
The family will receive friends on Sunday evening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Paul Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Bath Community Library, PO Box 160, Bath, NC 27808 or to Options to Domestic Violence, PO Box 1387, Washington, NC 27889.
Mr. Everett’s online guest book may be signed by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com
Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Everett family.