Everett James Stevens
Everett James Stevens
  • September 13, 1927 - January 21, 2018
  • Texas

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Everett James Stevens of Nacogdoches passed away January 21, 2018 in Nacogdoches at the age of 90. He was born September 13, 1927, the oldest of three children of Everett "Bud" and Mary Ammons Stevens. Everett served in the United States Navy from February 1946 to December 1947 in Guam. He met the love of his life, Jeannie Shaw while attending high school. Upon his return from the service, Jeannie and Everett were married on May 8, 1948, sharing 68 years together.
Everett graduated from Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College High School in 1945. Shortly after his marriage to Jeannie, they moved to Galena Park and he worked in management for Champion Paper Mill. Upon their return to Nacogdoches in 1969, he opened the International Paper Mill in his role as Plant Manager. In the mid 1970's he joined Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital as Director of Plant Services. He managed the daily maintenance operations of the hospital as well as four major renovations. In 1989, Everett and Jeannie both retired to travel in their RV. He enjoyed working on his farm, fishing, and reading.
Everett was an active board member for Fairview United Methodist Church for 46 years, overseeing the maintenance of the church. He was initiated as a Mason in February 1961 and received his 50 year service award from Swift Lodge in Melrose, TX in February 2013.
He is survived by his son and daughter in law, Dennis and Debbie Stevens of Nacogdoches, grandson, Ted Stevens of Cleburne, TX and sister, Laverne Branton. He is predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Jeannie Stevens, parents Bud and Mary Stevens and sister, Bobbie Ruth McSwain. Visitation is scheduled for 12:00pm to 1:30pm, Thursday, January 25, 2018, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, 5400 North Street in Nacogdoches. Graveside services to follow visitation at Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Gary Davis officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to Fairview United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 630534, Nacogdoches, TX 75963.

Online condolences may be left at www.casonmonk-metcalf.com. Services are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Home, Nacogdoches.