Milton Kenyon Everett passed away on April 26, 2019 in Sun City West, AZ at the age of
91. Milton was born in Knoxville Tennessee on December 13, 1927, to Olga Marie Everett and Willis Plummer Everett. He graduated from Central High School in Jackson Mississippi in 1946. Milton entered the Army Air Corp upon high school graduation. Subsequently, he entered the University of Mississippi in the fall of 1948. In the fall of 1949 he transferred to Mississippi State graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1953. Milton worked for the following entities during his career: Bell Helicopter, Chance Vought Aircraft, Solal Aircraft Company, Stewart Ramey Company, Tulane University Chemical Engineering Department, Dixon & Associates Civil Engineering, MS State Highway Department, MS Department of Energy & Transportation, and MS Department of Environmental Quality.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Olga Marie Everett and Willis Everett, by his brother Willis Louis Everett and by his former wife and mother of his children, Betty Jo Latham Everett.
Milton and Betty Jo had four children: Amy (Roman) Stankus of Richland, GA, Mark Everett of Jackson, MS, Joel (Diane) Everett of Deland, FL, and Marie (Jeff) Littrell of Murfreesboro, TN. He had four grandchildren: Kristin (Don) Poplar, Natalie (Hans) Nelson, Thomas (Stratton) Collie and Chance Everett. Additionally, Milton had seven great-grandchildren and one on the way.
Milton and his wife of 22 years, Jayne Wright Everett, lived in Sun City West, AZ where he participated in lawn bowling, bocce, silversmithing, woodworking, leather craft and other activities. During his life he was a member of the Jackson MS Yacht Club participating in regattas, an active member of the Sierra Club, an avid cyclist, hot air balloon crew member, photographer and gardener. He loved travel, particularly to Yosemite National Park. For most of his life he was a competitive shooter most recently at Wickenburg Sportsmen’s Club.
Milton was fascinated by the people he met and in return made many friends up until the day of his death. He was curious, bright and loving. Milton is adored by his family who cherishes him and will keep him alive forever in their hearts and minds. Please join Milton’s family in sharing memories, pictures or videos on his tribute wall at www.caminodelsol.com.
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