PRESLAR, Everett Ray|
On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, Everett Ray Preslar, age 75, finished his earthly race and was awarded his crown of righteousness as he peacefully entered into his eternal rest with his Lord that he loved.
Everett was born on March 19, 1938, in Richland Springs, Texas to John Marshall and Lola Mae Preslar. He attended William B. Travis High School in Austin, Texas where he earned all city honors in football. During this time he also met the love of his life, Carolyn Klingemann. Everett and Carolyn were married on November 8, 1958 and shared 55 years of marriage. They were blessed with 4 children, 12 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.
Everett was a gentle man with a contagious smile who lived a life that exemplified faith, love and integrity. In his early adult years he coached and umpired youth athletics. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and metal detecting. However, his greatest passions were his God, his family and his church.
Everett was an active member of First Baptist Church of Oak Hill where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and in various other ministries. He made his career as a letter carrier for the U. S. Postal Service where he retired after 34 years of service. He also served several years in the National Guard.
Everett is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Preslar; four children and their spouses, Randy and Kim Preslar, Sandra and Cecil Herrin, Vicki and Joey Biddle, and Sharon and Steve Overton; 12 grandchildren and 4 grandchildren-in-law; 8 great grandchildren; and brother, Royce Preslar.
A celebration of Everett's life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 15, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Oak Hill located at 6907 Convict Hill Road in Austin (78749). Family and friends are invited to attend and share their memories.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Everett's memory to First Baptist Church of Oak Hill.
Condolences may be made online by visiting www.cookwaldenforestoaks.com.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2014