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Billy Jim Everett

August 1, 1931 — May 1, 2024

92 year old Billy Jim Everett passed away peacefully May 1, 2024 at Good Life Assisted Living Facility in Snyder, Texas. Graveside services will be held Sunday, May 5 at 2 pm at the Wulfjen-Everett Family Cemetery south of Colorado City with military honors. Sons Mike Everett and Bill Everett will serve as officiants. Services and care are under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home in Abilene, Texas.

Bill was born August 1, 1931 in Putnam, Texas to W.A. and Viola Everett. As a boy he raised White Leghorn Chickens and sold eggs to friends and neighbors in Putnam.

He graduated in 1948 from Putnam High School. He received his degree from Hardin-Simmons University in 1952, and married Fredalyn Cook later that year. After his college graduation and marriage, he began his long career coaching and teaching at Trent High School.

He was soon invited by his Uncle Sam to serve in the U.S. Army for two years. He was stationed at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio. After serving in the Army, Bill resumed his coaching and teaching career in Loraine, Colorado City, and Irving MacArthur High School. In 1967 he left the coaching profession and went into school administration at Bowie Junior High, then Nimitz High School in Irving. In 1972 he accepted the high school principal position in Colorado City. In 1978 he moved to Ackerly where he served as Superintendent for the Sands ISD. He later became Superintendent of the Merkel ISD until retirement from the state in 1988.

After a brief retirement, Bill accepted the position of Headmaster at St. John's Episcopal School in Abilene for several years. He completed his career working in Administration for the Education Department of Hardin-Simmons University. He eventually retired in 1997.

Bill loved watching just about any sport, and before his death he came to the realization that he would never see the Dallas Cowboys in the Super Bowl again. He joked with his sons that most people alive today will not see them as a Superbowl contender. He said that as long as Jerry Jones tries to be the coach, the Cowboys will never make it to the Big Game.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents W.A and Viola Everett, eight brothers and sisters, his wife of 68 years Fredalyn Everett, daughter Anne Everett Johnson, grandchildren B.J. Everett, Jeremy Everett, Justin Everett, and Bo Everett.

Bill is survived by two sons Mike Everett and wife Debbie, Bill Everett and wife Toni all of Colorado City. Surviving grandchildren are Joshua Everett and wife Austin of Spring, Sagan Everett of Abilene, Coleman Johnson and wife Katy of Abilene. Great grandchildren are Joshua James and Oliver Everett, Tristin Everett, Hannah Everett, and Hallie Everett, and Adelena Johnson. Also surviving is a very special friend Rhonda Chambers of Colorado City.

He was the quintessential example of what a husband, father, and grandfather should be and mentored many athletes and students to prepare them for life. He led many to The Lord. He served as a deacon in the Baptist Church and taught Sunday School classes for many years. Bill was the most loving and caring Grandpa. He spent hours talking to the grandchildren about their activities and interests. Of course, sports were frequently the main topic. He was an encourager, regardless of what stage of life they were encountering. Bill loved each grandchild deeply. He was excited about becoming a great, great grandpa to a grandson, Parker, in July.

Pallbearers are Josh Everett, Tristin Everett, Joshua James Everett, Coleman Johnson, Randy Chambers, Nathan Hoyle and Honorary Pallbearers Jeremy Reyes and Terry Redwine.

Donations may be made in Bill's memory to a charity of your choice.

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Sunday, May 5, 2024

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