John Marshall Everitt passed away at sunrise on July 7, 2021 at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado. John Everitt was born on March 16, 1963 to William and Dixie (Solomon) Everitt in Denver, CO. His family lived in Franktown until 1972, when they moved to Grover, CO. He graduated Pawnee High School in 1981. He attended Northeastern Junior College where he received a degree in Ag Mechanics. While at NJC, he met Janice Axtell and quickly fell in love. Three months later they were engaged and married two years later on June 25, 1983.
After they married, John and Janice moved to Haxtun where they began working for Lorin and Phyllis, and Richard and Cathy Starkebaum. In July 1984, they welcomed a son, Matthew Curtis and in October 1987, they welcomed their daughter, Pamela Marie.
John was an avid golfer and President of the F&H Golf Course, he was the President of the Northeast Colorado Gideon Camp, and a board member of the local FSA Office. He also was a member of Haxtun United Methodist Church where he served on numerous boards and was the confirmation teacher for over 20 years.
John was a devoted and loving husband, phenomenal father, and the best grandpa any kid could ask for. He was an incredible friend, calm voice of reason, and solid advice giver. He was a farmer who loved watching God’s presence in the morning sunrise. He understood that he could plant the seed, but it was up to God to make it grow. He saw the beauty in life and in death. He was a pilar in the community, stood for truth and was loved and will be missed by many.
John is preceded in death by his father, William Everitt, grandparents, Thelma and Jesse Solomon, Carlos and Ester Everitt, nephew Carlos Everitt, and grandson Samson Schollett.
He is survived by his wife and life-long love of 40 years, Janice Everitt, of Haxtun. His mother Dixie Everitt of Akron, CO. His son Mathew Everitt and daughter-in-law Kathleen (Haley) of Kersey, granddaughters Ruby and Emily. His daughter Pam Schollett and son-in-law Ben, of Hope Mills, NC, grandchildren Joseph, Thomas, Abigail and Judith. Brothers, Kenneth Everitt of Grover, Colorado, Greg (Jeanine) Everitt of Chappell, NE, and sister Debbie (Don) Myers of Anton, CO. Brother in laws Don (Bekki) Axtell of Sterling, and Dennis (Karen) Axtell of Brighton, CO.
Nieces and Nephews: Andrea (Brian) Kinnison; William (Samantha) Everitt of Cheyenne, WY; Marshall (Kathy) Everitt of Kearney, NE; Keith Everitt of Kearney, NE; Sarah (Colin) Erickson of Austin, CO, and Elijah and Rebekah Myers of Anton, CO.
Great nephew Clay Kinnison, and great niece Hannah Kinnison.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International, F&H Golf Course or the Pregnancy Resource Center of Northern Colorado.
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