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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 12:00 am

John Frederick Everett "Sarge", age 79, of Union Hall

John Frederick Everett "Sarge", age 79, of Union Hall died Thursday, Dec. 15 2011. He was born Oct. 1, 1932 in Orange, N.J. to Katherine Horman and John Lester Everett. Moving to Toms River, N.J. to raise his family and retiring to his beloved Smith Mountain Lake, Va. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Charlotte; his three daughters and their spouses, Charlotte and Tony Roselli, Katherine and Tom Barrella, Jennifer and Tim Applegate; his son and spouse, John Jay and Susan Fike Everett; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. John was employed 10 years at NJ Bell Telephone Company and 30 years as a Dover Township Police Officer, Toms River, N.J. He served in the Junior Essex Troop during his high school years rising to the rank of Lieutenant and the National Guard for 25 years. He enjoyed singing Barbershop with the Oceanaires, Ocean County, N.J. and in retirement with the Smith Mountain Lake Harmeneers, serving as Youth Outreach Chairman. Known for his sense of humor, John was an avid photographer, enjoyed woodworking, reading, travel, and his Hawaiian vacations. John graduated from Ocean County College in 1972. He was a firearms instructor for both the Dover Twp. Police and the National Guard. Always helping others, John was a volunteer Toms River First Aider, and served on the board of Big Brothers/Big Sisters Toms River chapter. John was very proud of his family, his best days were spent with them on their many camping/canoe trips and in his retirement enjoying their visits on the lake. Memorials can be made to the "Harmeneers" High School Scholarship Fund, c/o Rod Sayles, Treasurer, P.O. Box 701, Hardy, VA 24101 or to your favorite organization. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Toms River, New Jersey (Old Freehold Road & Chestnut Street). A reception will follow in the Family Life Center. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount, Va.

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