Surrounded by his loving family, Jack Sample Everton, age 86, departed to be with the Lord on the morning of January 25, 2015.
Jack was born on August 29, 1928 in Gum Neck, NC, to Charlie Everton and Sallie Everton. He was the youngest of seven children.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Frances Everton, his son, Eric Everton (Rhonda), his daughters, Beth Templeton (Phillip) and Laura Wineholt (Chuck), and his grandchildren, Kelsey Beville (Mike), Amber Templeton, April Everton, Clarke Templeton, Alex Wineholt, Hannah Everton, and Jenn Wineholt. Jack was fortunate to have a close extended family, including many nieces, nephews, and cousins, who all enriched his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Ray Everton, Delton Everton, and Charles Everton, and his sisters, Velma Sawyer, Hazel Crosswhite, and Annie Mae Phelps.
Jack graduated from the East Carolina Teachers College in 1950 with a B.S. in History and English. He later obtained his M.A. in Education in 1958 from East Carolina College. He served his country honorably in the Air Force during the Korean War, was a teacher at Virginia Beach High School, and retired from the US General Accounting Office (GAO) in 1985.
Throughout his life, Jack was a dedicated and active member of his community. As a proud and devoted alumnus of East Carolina University, he served as the Chair of the Alumni Association Board of Directors from 1994 to 1996 and was named Board Member Emeritus of the Association in 2014. Jack was the recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award from East Carolina University in 1993. He was an active member of Baylake United Methodist Church in Virginia Beach, faithfully singing for many years in the church choir. He was a charter member of the Tidewater, VA Chapter of Rotary International, an Emeritus Member of the Virginia Beach Senior Golf Club, and a member of the Norfolk Sports Club.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, located at 1457 Independence Blvd in Virginia Beach, VA. The interment will occur on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at the Princess Anne Memorial Park, located at 1110 North Great Neck Road in Virginia Beach, with a following service celebrating his life at 11:30 A.M. at Baylake United Methodist Church, at 4300 Shore Drive in Virginia Beach. In Jack’s memory, his family plans to wear purple and gold to the service to honor his devotion and love for his alma mater.
If you would like to make a donation in Jack’s honor, you may donate to the ECU Educational Foundation, Inc. by mail at East Carolina University, Ward Sports Medicine Building, Suite 304, Greenville, NC 27858-4353. You may also donate to Baylake United Methodist Church by mail at 4300 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455 or online at baylakeumc.org/online-giving.
Jack’s family is very grateful for all of the medical assistance and care he has received over the past year. They are especially thankful for the entire staff at the Berger-Goldrich Home at Beth Sholom Village for their continuous support and loving care. Additionally, the family would like to thank everyone for their outpouring of kindness and caring thoughts during this time. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com