John D. Everroad


John D. “Ignats” Everroad, 54, of Columbus, formerly of Hope, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, at his home.

Years ago, he was a mechanic for W.W. Auto in Hope. He graduated from Hauser High School in 1979 and served in the U.S. Army Reserves as a 972 combat engineer. He had attended First Baptist Church of Hope and Bible Church of Columbus. He was a member of AAA and enjoyed fishing and hunting, cutting and fixing cars and rebuilding parts for cars.

Born August 7, 1961, in Noblesville, Indiana, John was the son of Henry and Irene Blanchard Everroad.

The funeral will be conducted at noon Monday at Norman Funeral Home in Hope with Pastor Jerry Day Sr. officiating.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at Hope Moravian Cemetery with military graveside rites performed by Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bible Church of Columbus or the donor’s choice of charities.

Survivors include sisters, Gloria (Paul) Dettmer of Columbus, Rosa (Maurice) Nicholson of Lynn, Indiana, Elizabeth “Liz” (Walter) Dean of Columbus and Juanita Everroad-Scott (Alvin) of Columbus; a brother, William “Leroy” Everroad of Columbus; an aunt, Mamie Grier of Fort Smith, Arkansas; nine nieces; five nephews; 13 great-nieces; 11 great-nephews; five great-great-nieces; three great-great-nephews; and several cousins.