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John Norman Everett

December 8, 1932 — January 18, 2022

John Norman Everett

John Norman Everett, age 89, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 18, 2022. He passed peacefully at home with his family by his side. He was Born December 8, 1932 in Walnut Grove, MS to Thomas Layfayette Everett and Sudie Edna Norman Everett. He started school in Johns, MS, and in his teens the family moved to Newton, MS where he enjoyed playing football at Newton High School and making lifetime friends. After graduating in 1952, he went to East Central Junior College where he continued his education and played football. John graduated from junior college and joined the Army in 1954. Upon completion of basic training, he returned home to marry the love of his life, Lucille Williams. The newlyweds were stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii for 2 ½ years where their son, Johnny, was born. He resumed his education at Mississippi State University and graduated in 1961. He began a career in sales and worked for Gulf Oil Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama and Jackson, Mississippi. After 16 years at Gulf, he began working for Ergon Inc. in Jackson, MS and retired in 2000. John and his family lived in Clinton, Mississippi for 47 years and were members of Morrison Heights Baptist Church. One of the greatest joys was watching his son play football in high school and college. He also enjoyed woodworking, hunting, gardening, watching sports and spending time with his coffee group. In 2016, John and Lucille moved to Edmond, OK to be near family. He especially enjoyed time spent with his 6 great grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Sue Nash Dockery, Nell McCoy and Allie Everett. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Everett; son, John Norman Everett (Martie); grandchildren, Steven Everett (Kinsey) and Lindsay Strickland (Cole); great grandchildren, Max, Maris and Miles Everett, and Everett, Annie and Corbin Strickland; sisters, Juanita Williams, Madison, MS and Ann Summers (Bob), Rome, Georgia; and many nieces & nephews. The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to their wonderful caretakers, Maria and Rosa Silva and to Crossroads Hospice. A private family service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 20th at Smith & Kernke Funeral Home in Oklahoma City with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Edmond. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to newcitychurchokc.org (New City Church: 10 N. Broadway, Suite 18, Edmond, OK 73034) or to the charity of your choice.
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