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Everett Marley Jr.


1933 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Everett Marley Jr. Obituary
Everett Armistead EVERETT A. MARLEY, JR. received the gift of life on June 15, 1933 and the gift of eternal life on May 5, 2014 at age 80. He died of a stroke after a short illness. He was born in Memphis, TN but he called Houston home for 73 years. Everett is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn McKay Marley, daughter Ann Chinloy and husband Dennis, daughter Jill Robin and husband Rick, and grandchildren, Kristen Chinloy, Kelly Chinloy, Ashley Robin and Michael Robin, all of Plano, Texas. He was a gentle man in every way and his greatest joy was being surrounded by family. He loved his wife, Carolyn, like Christ loves the Church. He adored and cherished her and was devoted to her every day of their life. Their marriage was a role model for their daughters, son-in-laws, and grandchildren. Gran was so very proud of each of his grandchildren and delighted in spending time with them. They were crazy about Gran and he will always be their hero.
Everett graduated from Rice University in 1955 and from The University of Texas School of Law in 1959. He was a partner in the law firm of Butler & Binion for over forty years as an estate and tax attorney. Everett was a member of St. Philip Presbyterian Church for over fifty years, serving as a deacon, elder and trustee. At the time of his death, he was a member of Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church, Richardson, Texas, where he served as an Elder. Everett was a very humble man whose Christian faith guided him each and every day. He lived his life believing that "to whom much is given, much is expected." Everett was active in the Presbytery of New Covenant, serving on several committees and as Moderator.
Everett served nine years on the Board of Trustees of Schreiner University, the last three years as Chair. He served for ten years on the Board of Trustees of San Francisco Theological Seminary, the last three years as Chair. He also served on the Board of Trustees of Texas Presbyterian Foundation, Brazos Presbyterian Homes, Presbyterian Outreach to Patients, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston and Interface Samaritan Counseling Centers. After his retirement, Everett served in Houston as a volunteer at Christian Community Service Center and at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital as a POP Chaplain. After moving to Plano in 2007, Everett volunteered at Medical Center of Plano as a Volunteer Chaplain, at Network of Community Ministries and at Collin Country Adult Clinic.
The family will welcome visitors at the Robin's home, 2205 Courtney Place, Plano, TX 75075 on Friday, May 9th from 6:00 - 8:00pm. There will be a Memorial Service celebrating Everett's life at Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church 3001 North Star, Richardson, Texas at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 10th, with Rev. William Poe and Rev. Andrew Odom officiating. A reception will follow in the Church Atrium. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St Philip Presbyterian Church, 4807 San Felipe, Houston, Texas 77056, Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church, 3901 North Star, Richardson, Texas 75082 or Christian Community Service Center, P.O. Box 27924, Houston, Texas 77227.

Published in Houston Chronicle from May 8 to May 9, 2014
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