Everett Thomas Bozard

October 25, 1927 - January 24, 2008

10/25/1927 - 01/24/2008

Past Services

Saturday January 26, 2008
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Saturday February 02, 2008
2:00 pm
First Colonial Inn
Virginia Beach, VA

Everett T. Bozard

CUDJOE KEY, FLA. – Everett Thomas Bozard, 80, passed away peacefully at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital January 24, 2008. He was born in Savannah, GA. October 25, 1927, to the late John B. Bozard and Clarice Foures. He was an only child.
Everett served in the U.S. Merchant Marines as a shipboard radio operator until he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served 2 years at Fort Jackson, S.C. Everett’s chosen field of employment was electronics and computers. He was employed by Capital Airlines, General Automation, and retired from Intergraph in 1992.
Everett loved scuba diving and vacationing in the Florida Keys. Upon retirement, he and his wife, Beverley, fulfilled their dream by moving to Cudjoe Key where they have resided for the past 16 years. They were thrilled to be able to provide a beautiful place for their children and grandchildren to take up the sport of scuba diving and enjoyed many family excursions in the ocean and gulf throughout the years.
He was also known by his family and friends as “Tinker Man” because he was constantly working on various projects from building computers to crafting shell lamps to fixing just about anything. He frequently enjoyed tinkering with cars and boats.
Everett will be remembered mostly for his sweet, kind and a somewhat mischievous personality who was always ready to help a friend in need. He cherished his life-long friends and the relationship he had with his family. He was a fun-loving and compassionate husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Beverley Ann; his son, Thomas Walker Bozard and wife Deborah Ann of Virginia Beach, VA; his grandchildren Brooke Holley Crisher and husband Staff Sgt. Robert Michael Crisher of Raeford, N.C. ; Sean Thomas Bozard, and Heather Michel Bozard; his great grandson, Gunner Michael Crisher; his sister-in-law, Barbara Walin, his niece, Leslie Fountain and her husband Doug and their daughter Katie, his great niece, Mary Ward and her son Billy; and many cousins as well as a host of loving friends.
A memorial service will be held at First Colonial Inn, 845 First Colonial Rd., Virginia Beach, Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Yvonne Wright-Dunn officiating. Condolences may be offered to the family at altmeyer.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Key West United Methodist Church, 600 Eaton St., Key West, Fla. 33040.
The family would like to thank the staff of Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital and especially the Palliative Care team for the compassion and quality of care that was given to Everett.

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Glenda Nance
8 years ago

Beverly: I am so so sorry for your loss. I just found out that Everett had passed away.Evidently, we were out of town and did not see the papers or we would have called or contacted you. Please let us know how you are doing and also accept our sincere condolences. Everett was one of a kind, and we thought so much of you both. Love, Glenda and Ken Nance

Kevin & Lynn Michael
8 years ago

Dear Bev, Tommy, Debbie and family,

We are so sorry for your loss but know that precious memories are very comforting. We always enjoyed seeing Everett and Bev when we were in town at the same time. We will be with you tomorrow in thoughts and prayers.

Jo Pine
8 years ago

Dear Beverly and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I will remember all those Sundays when you both sat behind me at church and you have been missed. My deepest sympathy.

Jo Pine

Vern & Carol Tidwell
8 years ago

Dear Beverly and Family,

Carol and I are sorry for your loss and offer our condolences. We have many fond memories of Everett and he will be missed. God be with you my friend.

Vern and Carol Tidwell

Sabrina Rivas
8 years ago

Dear Bozard Family,

It is with sincere regret I sign this guestbook as Mr. Bozard held a very special place in my heart. He was a patient in my office Keys Eye Care, Paul Maurer, MD. He was a wonderful man and we shared many conversations and laughter. I send my prayers to you and your family. Please give my fondest regards to Mrs. Bozard. Sincerely, Sabrina Rivas

Neal Blackford
8 years ago

Dear Tom and Family,

I wish to say I’m sorry for the loss of your Father/Loved One. We Tom-the younger one-and I were friends in high school. I remember that you resided on Appian Ave. when we attended Kellam together. Imay be reached at 757-478-3473. Again, sorry for your loss and God Bless.


Pat Almeda Stahlbock
8 years ago

Dear Tom,

I am sorry to hear about your dad. I don’t know if you remember me from high school. We lived a couple of streets away from you all. I have thought about you over the years with fondness. Glad to see that you are married and have a family. Me too! Again, sorry about your dad. My dad is good but mom is in a nursing home. God bless, Patti

Ronald W. Stephan
8 years ago

First, I would like to offer my condolences to the Bozard family for their loss.

It has been many years since I talked with Everett, but I still remember his easy going manner, his great sense of humor and friendliness. Everett seemed to be the kind of person that never met a stranger. We often talked, when he came to Wellman to repair our equipment, about what he wanted to do later in life. It seems to me that he was living his dream. If only we could all be that lucky!!

Sean Bozard
8 years ago

Pop Pop

I enjoyed those long visits I had with you over the summers and spring break. Can’t wait to see you again!

Love, Sean

rick and peggy Jent
8 years ago

To Bev, Tom, Deborah, Barbara and the rest of the family,

We are sorry we are unable to come up for the memorial service today. But we are so glad we came up to see Ev in September. We stopped in So. Carolina and picked him up some green peanuts. He boiled them for us, sat right there in the doorway of the kitchen on his walker and watched the pot boil. We could tell he put his whole heart into it as he did in all things he attempted. Well he turned us on to the unique flavor and texture of boiled peanuts that evening and we became fans. He wasn’t able to eat much at dinner but boy did he pack away the peanuts that night. We really enjoyed our time there with Bev and Ev. Even though we haven’t known them as long as most of their friends we feel like they are old friends. Thats how they make everyone feel. Really good people. We will miss Everett and all the wisdom he imparted Rick was always getting info from him,he was a great source of knowledge}, but we know that its best for him that he has gone on to heaven, because it was so hard to see him suffer, or in our case hear him on the phone struggling with his breathing problems. Beverly be strong and draw strength from God who is always there and know that we are just a phone call away. We are sending a donation to the church in Keywest in Ev’s memory. We love you and will see you whenever you return. Take care Love Rick and Peggy Jent

Harold and Edna May Weston
8 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss..May all your happy memories help you through this sad time.

Lesley, Katie & Doug
8 years ago

We love you and wish we could be there.

Mary & Billy
8 years ago

We love you lots and miss you. I’m so glad I got to come for a little while. Billy wishes he could have been there, too.