Friday, February 27, 2015

Remembering "Papaw" Everett William Severs

April 13, 1928- February 26, 2015

Everett William Severs, 86, of Knoxville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior February 26, 2015, following extended illness. He was a member of Willow Springs Baptist Church. Gifted with a brilliant mind, Everett worked to ensure Tennesseans enjoyed clean drinking water for many years. After his retirement from Tennessee Association of Utility Districts the “Everett Severs Award” was created and given annually to members who represented excellence in the field of water treatment. Everett was an avid fisherman, rook player, and cook. He loved to prepare a feast for his family and friends. His holiday hams and big fish fries were always a favorite! As he told you his jokes, he laughed harder than anyone in the room while he slapped his knee. As much as Everett loved many things about life and living, he loved his Lord and Savior above all!

Mr. Severs was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Georgia Severs; three brothers C.W. Severs, Clyde Severs, and Floyd Severs; wife Norma Sue Severs of Andersonville, and daughter Karen Beeler of Fall Branch. He is survived by his brother Ray and wife Ellen Severs of Knoxville;  his daughter Debbie and her husband Jack Tyler of Fall Branch, Tennessee; Son, Chris and wife Lisa Severs of Karns; Son, Jeff and wife Linda Severs of Powell; and Grandchildren Travis and Becki Tyler of Elizabethton, Tiffiney Tyler of Kingsport, Keyla Beeler of Knoxville, Christopher Severs of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Ryan Severs of Knoxville, Jessica Severs and Luke Severs of Powell. He is also survived by several great grandchildren, great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12-1:30 pm Monday, March 2, 2015 at Mynatt Funeral Home, 2829 Rennoc Rd, Knoxville, TN 37918, Fountain City Chapel with a funeral service to follow, Rev. Travis Tyler officiating. Family and friends will then proceed to Greenwood cemetery for interment.

"The dead who die in the Lord from now on are blessed."" Yes," says the Spirit, "let them rest from their labors, for their works follow them!" -Revelation 14:13

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