William H. “Bill” Everroad, 80, of Columbus, died at 7:51 p.m. Friday February 17, 2017, at I. U. Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis from injuries he sustained in a car accident in Columbus, Indiana.
Born in Columbus on July 3, 1936, Bill was the son of William S. and Victoria Virginia Taulman Everroad. He was a graduate of Columbus High School and was attending Saint Joseph’s College in Indiana when he was called home to take over the family-owned Columbus Lumber Yard after his father’s death. He later started and operated the Everroad Construction Company for many years, building many homes and developing multiple housing additions in Columbus and Bartholomew County. Bill was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time at his home overlooking Driftwood River. He was a sports enthusiast. He was a passionate Notre Dame football fan and enjoyed Cincinnati Reds and I.U. basketball. Bill most loved spending time with his family, especially doting on his grandchildren. Bill was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Parish.
Bill was married to the love of his life, Rosetta Joyce “Joy” Whitlock, for many wonderful years. She preceded him in death on March 7, 2013. Surviving Bill are his children, Brenda L. (Gary) Everroad, Columbus, Joseph Ray “Jody” (Michelle) Everroad, Danville and James Owen “Jim” Knowland, Columbus; grandchildren, Adam Everroad, Brayden Joseph Everroad, Jillian (Chris) Archuleta, Dorian Everroad and Nikhia Everroad; great–grandchildren, Caleb, Cameron and Jordyn Archuleta, Bentley Everroad and Sebastian Everroad; brothers, James M. Everroad and Patrick H. (Janice) Everroad; and sisters, Joyce E. Mead and Jane E. Louden, all of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; an infant son, William Jay; and grandson, Ian Michael Everroad.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday February 27, 2017, at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church with Father Andy Syberg celebrating. Calling will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hathaway-Myers Chapel on Pearl St. and one hour prior to the mass on Monday at the church. Burial will follow in Garland Brook Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Bartholomew Catholic Church. Online condolences may be sent to Bill’s family at www.hathaway-myers.com.