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"Mr. Walter “Gator” Boyce Everson, Sr., was born to the late Ned and Ester Ree Everson on October 9, 1944 in Birmingham, AL. He departed his life on August 2, 2022. He professed Christ at an early age at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church in Thomas where he was raised and grew up.

He leaves behind a proud legacy as a faithful servant of God, the family patriarch, a strong advocate for the Thomas community, and a very loyal and supportive reunion class president who was greatly admired by his classmates. 

He attended Birmingham City schools and was a graduate of A.H. Parker High School Class of 1964, where he played football and served as the Class Reunion President for several years. He was a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and sang in Bethel’s male choir. He played Semi-pro football for the Racine Raiders, was a team member of the Pin-Hi Golf Team, an avid bowler on leagues throughout his early years, and had a favorite pastime of playing cards with his friends. He was a coach and committee member of the Racine County Youth Sports Association and served on the Forestdale Neighborhood Association Committee. At the age of 19, he worked for J.I. Case Tractor Corporation in SMS Warehouse and retired at the age of 50.

Walter was married to his late wife Gloria Ann Everson for 57 years. He leaves to cherish his memory: his son, Walter Boyce Everson, Jr. and daughter, Yolanda Yvette Johnson both of Birmingham; special daughter, Danita Flanagan; special grandson, Walter Boyce Everson and Colbe Bruce Everson; special granddaughter, Demi T'Nise Lewis; one brother, Robert (Anita) Everson of Birmingham, AL; two sisters, Sandra (Lovell) Turner and Alice Hinton both of Birmingham, AL.; one sister-in-law, Ora Mae Everson; one brother-in-law, Robert Laney, both of Birmingham, AL; godsister, Classic Anderson; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces, great-nephews, great-nieces, great-great nephews, great-great nieces, cousins, and other relatives and special friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Ann Everson; sisters, Patricia Ann Everson and Leila Laney; brothers, Robert Lee Everson, Sr., Ned Everson, Jr., James Curtis Everson, and Richard Everson; godsister, Laura Brown; aunt, Gloria Stokes; sister-in-law, Clarice Everson; nephews Xavier Laney, O’Varius Everson, Brandon Lewis, and Davon Everson; great-nephew, James Everson III; uncle, R.T. Stokes and Bunny (Selelia) Stokes; aunt Ethel Sanders and Gloria Stokes; cousin, Bunny Stokes, Jr. and Lee Andrew Stokes.

My brother, Dusty, and I would like to thank our family, friends, Parker Thundering Herd Class of 1964, and Pin-Hi Golf members for your prayers, calls, and visits; For sharing your child and adulthood stories with Daddy for hours even in his last two weeks when he could not talk back. Your encouragement helped him push through in home hemodialysis and the loss of our mother. 

To the Brown family and Kenneth, when help was needed, Kenneth offered and Dad said tell him to come on. Thank you for being by our side this entire time.

Thank you Fresenius Lakeshore In-Home Hemodialysis and Enhabit Home Health and Hospice for teaching and care of our father.

Special thanks to Coach “Cousin Laura Ruth” who called twice weekly from Rhode Island and made Dad stay on task.

You all are greatly appreciated!" 


Posted by Lynn Booker on August 20, 2022
Our prayers and condolences go out to the Families sorry for your loss may God continue to Bless you and the days to come 

The Booker Family
Posted by Aletha Kimmons on August 20, 2022
So very sorry for your loss
They may be gone but they will not be forgotten...
The Kimmons Slaughter and Moody Families
Posted by Anglea Rice on August 19, 2022
Cousin, Walter was an amazing man and had such a loving and giving heart. I thank God that he created you and for all the lives he allowed you to touch. Love you!

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Posted by Lynn Booker on August 20, 2022
Our prayers and condolences go out to the Families sorry for your loss may God continue to Bless you and the days to come 

The Booker Family
Posted by Aletha Kimmons on August 20, 2022
So very sorry for your loss
They may be gone but they will not be forgotten...
The Kimmons Slaughter and Moody Families
Posted by Anglea Rice on August 19, 2022
Cousin, Walter was an amazing man and had such a loving and giving heart. I thank God that he created you and for all the lives he allowed you to touch. Love you!
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