Herb Everett, 82, of Greenwood, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.
Parents William and Estelle (Cook) Everett welcomed him into this world on Oct. 17, 1930.
He was met in heaven by his parents, his brother Dick, and other family and friends.
Herb’s survivors include his much-beloved soul mate and wife of 60 years, Evelyn (Arnold) Everett; his sister, Marge Boyden; and his sister-in-law, Katie Everett. His children and their spouses include Peggy “Pegathy” Emard, Mark and Karen Everett, Karen “Cha Cha” and Keith Korn, and Dean Everett. Also surviving are four grandchildren and spouses, Nathaniel Everett, Victoria and Brian Dumpert, Alex and Megan Everett and Deanna Korn. Herb also is survived by one great-grandchild, Oliver “OK” Dumpert.
Many other family members and friends will mourn his death.
Herb served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
He attended Vincennes University and Indiana State University. He later graduated from Butler University with a master’s degree in science education.
Herb was a principal in the Indianapolis Public School system for many years, and he held a special place in his heart for School 72 (Emma Donnan) and School 89 (Kenneth Walker).
Herb collected tickets at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for more than 30 years. He also enjoyed his work at the Indiana State Fair, where his favorite job was waving to students and teachers from the back of a garbage truck.
After retirement, Herb was a customer favorite at Kmart because he made change from his pants pocket if the cashier drawer was out of coins.
He was a longtime member of Greenwood Presbyterian Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Presbyterian Church, 102 E. Main St. The Rev. Cheryl Montgomery will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.
You are invited to read an expanded obituary online at www.wilsonstpierre.com, where you may sign the guestbook or share a memory.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Greenwood Presbyterian Church, 102 E. Main St., Greenwood, IN 46142.