Ellis Edward Everett

Published 8:28 pm Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ellis Edward Everett

Feb. 7, 1937 – Feb. 15, 2015


Ellis Edward Everett, 78, nicknamed Triple E, loving husband of Stella Bobbi Henke Everett, passed away among family and friends February 15, 2015, at Thomson Hood Veterans Center in Wilmore, Kentucky.  He was born February 7, 1937 at Bath, North Carolina. Ellis served his country in the US Military for 20 years, retiring in 1975 at NAS Patuxent River, MD, as an E-6 Aviation Machinist Mate. Upon returning to civilian life, he was employed by DynCorp and worked as an airplane mechanic at the US Naval Test Pilot School from 1976 to 2000.  He was a lifetime member of NRA and was a champion marksman.  He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, hunting, skeet and rifle competitions and particularly enjoyed his small horse farm in Princeton, KY.

Ellis was preceded in death by his first wife Linda Gray Woolard, and his parents Blanche Isabelle Jordan and Robert Thomas Everett Jr of North Carolina.  He is survived by siblings Jean Bowen (Rodney); Robert Everett III (Julia) of Stokes, NC; Donald Everett (Marion); Helen Everett; and John Everett (Terry) all of Bath, North Carolina.  In addition, he is survived by his wife Bobbi and devoted children Laura Andrews; Lois Richardson (Harry); Lisa Hormel (Thomas); Lori Hillegass (Brian); Linda Everett; Gregory Henke, Houston TX; Kristen Staugas (John)  Canton, GA; Julia Henke Hadley (Jim), Indianapolis, IN; 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  Ellis leaves behind a legacy of love and family.

The family wishes to express thanks on his behalf for the services of dedicated staff and residents of Thomson Hood Veterans Center, Hospice of the Bluegrass, and all who have supported him along his incredible life journey. In lieu of flowers the family requests consideration of donations in his memory to Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org for online donations or by mail to Alzheimer’s Association P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011.

Visitation will be Tuesday February 24 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. at Rausch Funeral Home, P.A., 8325 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, Maryland, where a funeral service and celebration of Ellis’ life will be held Wednesday February 25 at 12:00 Noon. Burial will follow at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD. For additional information visit www.rauschfuneralhomes.com