Richard W. Everhart

February 13, 1934 - August 14, 2017

Richard W. Everhart, 83, a resident of Hiawassee, Georgia for the past 23 years, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 in Cape Coral, Florida, while visiting family. He was born February 13, 1934 in Canton, Ohio to Jason and Cecelia Everhart.

Richard W. Everhart was a pillar of the community. His entire professional career was dedicated to Hostess Cakes, ITT Continental Baking Company. He served successful terms in both the Air Force and the Navy. Richard also dedicated 70 years of service to the Boy Scouts of America earning an Eagle Scout designation, recipient of the Silver Beaver award, completed the Wood Badge leadership program, and served as the Towns County Boy Scout Commissioner.
Richard was a member of Towns County Senior Center, receiving the 2015 Senior Champion of the Year Award, member of Hiawassee United Methodist Church, and a member of the Hiawassee American Legion.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Betty J. Everhart; as well as two brothers, Robert Everhart (Consuelo) and Jack Everhart (Molly).

He is survived by sister, Patricia Everhart Sachs of North Fort Myers, Florida.

Children, Bonnie Wine of Cumming, GA, Janet Gonzalez of Bradenton, FL, Jim Haas of Beaufort, SC, Tom Haas (Stacey) of Akron, OH, Sheryl Kennedy (Mel) of Cumming, GA, and Patty Jones (Jeff) of Simpsonville, SC.

Grandchildren, Jeff Gonzalez (Stacey), Llyod Gonzalez, Neil Mapel (Cheryl), Jason Mapel, Eric Haas, Scott Haas, Amanda Pierce (Jamie), Melissa Carlson (Erik), Malorie Kennedy (Ashley), Eddie Haas, Melanie Wilmoth (Mike), Elizabeth Haas, Justin Jones, Torin Jones, Samantha Jones, Bryan Wine (Vicky), April Turner (Matt).

Great grandchildren, Violet and Henry, Victoria and James, Neil Jr. (Ruby) and Kayla, Brittany and Ash, Kennedy and Charlie, Mackenzie, Tyler and Taylor.

Great great grandchildren, Jayla, Alexis, Kyron.

Nieces and Nephews, Craig Everhart (America), Barr Everhart (Coleen), David Everhart, Jason Sacs (Teresha), Shawn Sprague (Cliff), Jim Everhart (Colleen), David Eliadis (Vicki), Karen Hull (Brian), Ronnie Everhart (proceeded in death), Sherry Dunn (proceeded in death).

Memorial Service to be held Saturday August 26th at 3pm in Hiawassee, Georgia at Hiawassee United Methodist Church, 1139 US-76, Hiawassee, GA 30546.

Followed by graveside Service at Laurel Hills Cemetery.

Reception with dinner to follow services at Hiawassee United Methodist Church.

In memoriam of Richard’s lifelong dedication, donations may be made to Boy Scout Troop #125 to fund uniforms and camp tuition for those in need. Checks can be addressed to Boy Scout Troop #125 and mailed to Hiawassee United Methodist Church.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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