Richard “Harold” Everhart, 84, of Johnson City died Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at the Appalachian Christian Village following an extended illness.
He was a native of Asheville, N.C., and the son of the late James Marvin and Russie Linville Everhart.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 60 years Mary Gillespie Everhart.
Harold was a veteran of the Korean War and the Occupation Forces in Germany during WWII, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a longtime member and treasurer for over 20 years for Our Saviour Lutheran Church of Johnson City. He was a retired Office Manager for the Rainbo Bakery.
Harold was a member of the Johnson City Grand Squares, Eastman Squares and Round Dance, and served as treasurer for Roundaliers Round Dance Club and MESRDA. Some other hobbies included gardening, hiking, snorkeling and traveling.
Survivors include: his god daughter, Sierra Brown Street and her husband, Adam, of Johnson City; a brother and sister-in-law, Wallace and June Everhart of Asheville, N.C.; special family friends: Billy and Valerie Brown of Johnson City, Martha Wallace of Kingsport; a sister-in-law, Martha Gillespie of Hendersonville; a niece and nephew.
A memorial service will be conducted Friday, November 1, 2013, at Our Saviour Lutheran Church at 7 p.m., under the direction of Pastor Jim Nipper. The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m. A private committal will be conducted at Mountain Home National Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to: The Memorial Fund at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 212 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604. The family would like to give special thanks to the staffs of the Appalachian Christian Village and The Regional Cancer Center at Johnson City for their care. Online condolences are available at: www.morrisbaker.com. The arrangements are under the direction of Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601 or (423) 282-1521.