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Everett Evans Taylor, Sr.February 3, 1926 ~ January 14, 2018 (age 91)
Everett Evans Taylor, Sr.
Everett Evans Taylor Sr. of Davenport, Iowa died 14 Jan 2018 in Davenport, IA.
Everett was born February 3rd, 1926 in Brookfield, Missouri. He was sixth of eight children born to Nova and Ola (Straley) Taylor. Upon leaving home he worked various jobs in Chicago, IL. Everett served in the United States Army during WWII. Following his service in the Army, Everett returned home and bought the family farm in Browning, Missouri. He married Fleta June Henning in November 1950 and they had four children: Sherryl, Linda, Everett Evans Jr. and Michael. He worked for General Motors Corporation in Kansas City, Kansas, various businesses in Iowa and at Lusterlite Corporation headquartered in Chicago as an iron worker. He later returned with his family to Browning, Mo in 1962 and continued farming as well as working as an ironworker foreman for Lusterlite Corp. He lived all but a few years of his life in Sullivan County, Missouri. He relocated to Iowa in 2014 to be near his daughter and family.
Everett enjoyed mother nature, hunting, fishing, reading and in his later years writing letters to family and friends. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan as well as a loyal follower of Nascar Races. He was always a staunch patriot - a man that loved this country always supporting veteran groups, military and children charities and the Democratic Party. He had a memory like no other and was a great conversationalist always interested in what was happening with family, friends and the world. He enjoyed family reunions and was very committed to keeping generational memories in conversation remembering their contribution to the family and community. Farming and iron work were his trades and he always showed interest throughout his life in agriculture activities or construction projects.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter Linda, a son Evans, sisters Peg Pierce, Gladys Reid, Elsie Durr, Ann Bausell and brothers Glenn Taylor and Waylon Taylor. Everett is survived by his daughter Sherryl Kool and husband Ron of Davenport, Iowa, a son Michael Taylor of Browning, Missouri, eight grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, one great-great grandson, and a younger sister Betty Taylor of Grinnell Iowa.
He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. The world has lost a great man and heaven has received a treasure.
Funeral services for Everett will be held 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Schoene-Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Milan. Burial will follow at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Southeast of Milan. A visitation is scheduled for 11:00 AM, until the service time, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Clarissa Cook Hospice House, Mt. Zion Cemetery, or Disabled American Veterans.