Millard Everett Jones, 89 of Valparaiso, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, May 13, 2023. He was born July 12, 1933, in Hardyville, KY to the late Millard Elmore Jones and Lela Mae (Bell) Jones. Everett attended Memorial High School in Camera, KY and proudly served in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Germany. He went on to a fulfilling career as a Cable Splicer with GTE and Verizon for almost 45 years. When Everett wasn’t working, you could find him tending to his garden filled with corn, potatoes, tomatoes, blueberries, and more. He enjoyed tinkering in the pole barn and woodworking, creating beautiful bird houses and stools. Everett was a true gentleman, who never smoked, drank, or cussed in his entire life. He enjoyed membership at Valley Baptist Church and spending time with his beloved family. Everett will be remembered as a selfless and patient man, who put his family above all else. He will be dearly missed.
On July 12, 1958, in Red Bowling Springs, TN Everett married the love of his life, Willa Dean Green, who survives, along with their children: Steven (Quita) Jones, Melinda (Ray) Slagle, and Bethany (Craig) Heavilin, all of Valparaiso; grandchildren: Kevin (Natalie) McKee, Josh (Anjale) Jones, Jamie (Cody) Marlow, Matthew (Danielle) Slagle, Michael Slagle, Shelby (Mark Richards) Heavilin, and Madison Heavilin; great-grandchildren: Emma, Zack, Connor, Abby, Quinn, Makaila, Aubrey, Mia, Gunner, Hadley, Paxton, Aliyah, and Merrick; and his beloved dachshund, Holly. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ora Carroll; and brothers: Wrendle and Eldon Jones.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso. The funeral service will begin on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Angelcrest Cemetery.
My condolences to the Jones family. I will always remember Everett as a kind gentle man that was always soft spoken. I enjoyed the times that they had friends from church over for get--togethers. He will be missed especially by his family that he loved so much. -Kathy Elkins