He was born in Cleveland on May 15, 1939, a son of the late James /J and Margaret Elizabeth Harrison Everhart.
He graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1957 and went on to attend the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and graduated from there in 1962 with a degree in industrial engineering. He then entered the U.S. Navy and served his country. Upon receiving his honorable discharge from the Navy he moved to Atlanta for a short time and was employed with the Ford Motor Company as an engineer. He moved back to the area and to the real estate field and served in many capacities from contractor, developer, real estate agent, and currently owning Everhart & Associates, a local real estate appraisal firm.
He was an avid snow skier, bridge player, scuba diver, world traveler, and he and his wife, Wanda, occasionally enjoyed a round of golf with friends. He will however be most remembered for being a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 19 years, Wanda Potter Everhart; two daughters: Christy Thomas and Betsy Clark (Steve); two sons: Jim Everhart (Margaret) and Jack Mooneyham (Lena); one sister, Joan Brock (Austin); one brother, J. Max Everhart (Margot); 10 grandchildren: Hunter Thomas; Mallory Brumlow; Arthel, Miller, Saylor and Gracie Clark; Knox and Luke Everhart; Bryce and Brooke Mooneyham; and close friends: Ed Wuesthoff, Hugh and Dyan Brown, and numerous other extended family members and friends.
A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 1275 Stuart Road N.E., Cleveland TN 37312, with the Rev. Jim Gibson officiating.
Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Scott Cantrell, Steve Clark, Chris Smith, Jim Sterchi, Ben Stansell, Herb Stafford, John Everhart, and Austin Brock serving as pallbearers. The Committal Service will conclude with full military honors.
The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church Tuesday night, July 31, from 5 until 8 p.m. and also one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, or the building fund of First Baptist Church.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Larry and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial Web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service of Cleveland is honored to assist the Everhart family with these arrangements.