Donald L. Everroad


Donald L. Everroad, 88, of Columbus, died at 10:01 a.m. Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Don retired from the Indiana State Highway Department in 1991. He was a reserve deputy sheriff with the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department for 26 years.

Mr. Everroad is a past president of the town board in Hope and also served on the volunteer fire department. He is a lifetime member of the Eagles Lodge No. 741 and a member of the Moose Lodge No. 398 for 49 years.

The funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Rev. Hershel Axsom officiating. Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 12:30 p.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. A Moose Memorial Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

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Don was born April 20, 1929 in Hope, to the late Roy and Mary Linn Everroad.

He married Phyllis Nicholas on May 25, 1996.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; children, Candice (Bruce) Gordon of Columbus, Ron (Pam) Everroad of Oakland, AR., Rick (Jody) Everroad, Darla Fields, both of Hope, Frank (Tammy) Nicholas, Lee (Melinda) Nicholas, both of Columbus; 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Pauline (Gary) McBride of Columbus; brother-in-law, Jim Greathouse of Mississippi, sister-in-law, Arlene (George) Guthrie of Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Arthur, Charles, Robert, Maurice, James and Joseph Everrroad.