More detail on this person: Marion D. Everhart Marion D. Everhart, 80, went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at Christus St. Joseph's Hospital South at which time Bright-Holland Funeral Home received him into their care. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. He was born May 17, 1922, in Hymera, Ind., to Gilbert and Maude Alsbrook Everhart. He served his country for 28 years as a military pilot and retired from the United States Army in 1968. He graduated from Pensacola Naval Air Station in 1944, a Marine who fought in World War II. During the Cold War, from 1953 to 1963, he served in the US Air Force, Strategic Air Command. He completed two tours in Vietnam, 1964 to 1965 and 1968 in the 1st Cavalry Division. He had a total of 37,000 flying hours, 561 combat missions, receiving many awards, Navy Marine Medal, Bronze Star with "V", Purple Heart 1-OLC, Vietnam Service with seven stars and many more. He truly loved his country. He received his degree from Nebraska University in 1955. He was a member of the VFW, DAV and MOPH. He was head elder at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Honey Grove. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Opal Coffin; brothers, Paul and Jack Everhart; and sister-in-law, Anita. He left to follow later his beloved wife of 58 years, Betty; daughter, Michaelynn McGarry and husband, Charles, of Buckhannon, W.V.; son, Steven and Linda Everhart of Brookston; son, Benson of Bisbee, Ariz.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Marguerite Everhart; special nephew, James Coffin of Dallas; many nieces and nephews; and his close companion, his black lab, Bebe.
Burial information: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Paris, TX
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