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Phillip Terry Everts, age 67, of Edmore, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Spectrum Health-Blodgett Hospital in East Grand Rapids after a brief illness.  The son of Russell Olaf "Russ" & Marian Pearl (Button) Everts, he was born on April 9, 1948 in Greenville and was a graduate of Central Montcalm High School. 

Terry was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Germany during the Vietnam War, and had been a member of the Ray I. Booth American Legion Post 101 in Greenville.  He retired from the former R.J. Tower Automotive where he worked in the shipping department, enjoyed salmon fishing, and going out to eat… especially at the Chinese buffet.

He was preceded in death by his father, Russ Everts on November 13, 1998;  his mother, Marian Everts on October 25, 1999;  and a brother, Russell Lee "Skip" Everts on March 29, 1964. 

Surviving are a son, Terry Everts of Sheridan;  a grandson, Terry Lee Everts II;  his best friend and companion, Bonnie Palmer of Edmore;  two sisters, Judy Johnston & Bill Jorgensen of Greenville, and Susan & Joseph Ringleka of Stanton;  a maternal aunt, Rose Davis of Lansing;  and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Honoring Terry's wishes, cremation has taken place and private committal services, with military honors, will be held at East Montcalm Cemetery in the spring.  Instead of flowers, contributions in memory of Terry are suggested to the donor's favorite charity.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Terry's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  www.ChristiansenCares.com  Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.

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  1. judy on December 30, 2015 at 12:00 am


  2. judy johnston on December 30, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Rest in peace our dear brother



  3. Mark T. Bellinger on December 31, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Deputy Sue Rung



  4. Mark T. Bellinger on December 31, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Sue and Joe- I’m very sorry for your loss! Keep the faith! USB!



  5. Mark T. Bellinger on December 31, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Sue and Joe- I’m very sorry for your loss!



  6. Betty Wood on December 31, 2015 at 12:00 am

    As soon as I saw the name “Everts” I knew it had to be a relative. I’m so sorry to see that Terry has passed away. I have good memories of visiting Uncle Russell and Aunt Marian and the kids when we (Aunt Ruth Everts Benedict and my mom, Marie Everts Wood) were just out for a drive. My heart goes out to the family and loved ones. You are in my thoughts and prayers.



  7. Judy (Petersen) Reusser on December 31, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Dear Judy, Susan and families: I was sorry to read of your brother’s passing. While he was a bit older than I am I do remember him from visiting at your house. Our parents were such good friends; but, I doubt you remember that. Thoughts and prayers to you all.



  8. GLORIA NOLL on December 31, 2015 at 12:00 am


  9. Joel and Darlynn Allen on December 31, 2015 at 12:00 am

    So sorry for your loss Terry was very much a Brother-in-law to our family as well as an Uncle Terry to our sons and their family . We will miss him greatly .



  10. Marcia (Broomfield) Krause on December 31, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Judy, Susie and families. Terry was a very special guy. He was always someone who could make you laugh and smile even if you were having a bad day. I will always remember his smile and kind words. There was never a time Terry went past my Mom and Dads without either stopping or waving to see how they were doing. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.



  11. Patty King on December 31, 2015 at 12:00 am


  12. Patty King on December 31, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Sue,
    I am so very sorry to hear about your brother.
    Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    May god be with you and your family at this time and always.



  13. Patty and Jim on December 31, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Sorry to hear Terry has passed away. He always had kind words and a smile for us. You’re in our thoughts.



  14. Larry and Deb Hansen on January 1, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Deb and I both worked with Phil in the shipping department at R.J. Tower. Our memories of him are those of a kind and generous man. He had a shy smile and was always willing to help. Although we lost contact several years ago, we are saddened to hear of his passing. We will continue to keep his family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.



  15. Janet Enbody on January 2, 2016 at 12:00 am


  16. Darrell & Margaret on January 4, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Judy and Susan, Sorry to read of your loss



  17. Rebecca (Gavitt) Murphy on January 8, 2016 at 12:00 am


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