EVERETT EZRA STIGALL of Kernersville, NC passed away on
Dec. 19, 2017 in Boone, NC. He was preceded in death by
his wife of over 60 years, Leona (Teenie) W. Stigall in
2007. Everett was the last survivor from his immediate
family of 10 children.
Everett was born in Guilford County, NC on Jan. 11, 1925
as the second youngest child of 10 children, to Calvin
Humphrey & Lettie Everett Stigall. He graduated from
Colfax High School and afterward enlisted in the U.S.
Navy Air Corp where he served during WWII. After his
Navy discharge in 1946, he went to work for Western
Electric Company in NC. In 1970, he agreed to move
the family to Dallas, TX to help with the opening of a
new Western Electric plant in Mesquite, TX. He worked
in that location until retiring in 1980 but continued
to consult with Western Electric until 1984 when he
decided to hang it up for good and ‘go fishing’. He is
and will forever be known for his love of fishing. After
the passing of his wife Teenie, Everett decided to move
back to NC. Everett relocated to Wilkesboro in 2007
living in Wilkesboro and Kernersville until his needs
for support increased. In 2014, he moved to Boone and
was there until he passed.
Everett was a kind, loving, compassionate father, husband,
uncle, and friend. He provided for his family from the
beginning until the very end. He was extremely generous,
likely because he started out in some of the toughest
conditions anyone could have. He rose from that to have
a long, successful career that allowed him to take great
care of his family and often his extended family. He felt
the obligation to help others if he could and served as a
valued advisor and mentor to family and friends. He was
also known for his quick wit and great sense of humor which
endeared him to many.
Everett and Teenie are survived by their three sons; Larry
(Cindy) E. Stigall of Boone, NC, Perry W. Stigall (Jill
Fischer) of Dallas, and Jerry (Sarah) B. Stigall of
Centennial, CO and grandchildren; Landon E. Stigall,
Garrett S. Stigall, Preston L. Stigall, David A. Stigall,
Lauren E. Stigall, Jennifer K. Stigall and Sean M. Stewart.
In addition, they had six great-grandchildren located in
Texas, Colorado, North Carolina and many nieces, nephews
and close friends in Kernersville and the surrounding area.