Evers, John W.

Written by David Green.

John W. Evers, 81, of Morenci, Mich., died Feb. 26, 2010, at Tendercare in Adrian, Mich.

He was born Nov. 25, 1928, in Ransom, Mich., the son of Price and Faye (Smith) Evers.  On Feb. 20, 1954, in Morenci, he married Elva DeMeritt and she survives.

John lived in the Morenci area most all of his life.  He owned and operated a real estate office for 40 years.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from November 1950 through October 1952.  He was a member of the Morenci American Legion Post #368 and a lifetime member of the Onsted Coon Club.  John loved sports, dogs and NASCAR racing, especially Dale Earnhardt.

Besides his wife, John is survived by four sons, John Evers of Morenci, Steve (and Lissa) Evers of Adrian, Craig (and Jeanne) Evers of Morenci and Chris (and Kandi) Evers of Morenci; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Donna Lord, of Birmingham, Ala.

John was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. Dennis Owens officiating.  Burial will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.  Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Great Lakes Hospice.

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