Medford L. ‘Bud’ Everett Jr., patient, quiet, kind

September 21, 2021

Medford L. “Bud” Everett Jr., 89, of Lewes passed away in the care of Beebe Healthcare Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2021.  He was born March 16, 1932, in Newark to the late Medford L. Sr. and Madeline Lankford Everett. 

He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  He married his beloved sweetheart of 59 years, Rebecca Neave, and together they raised three children.  He retired from General Foods after a career of over 30 years.  Bud was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 534, and loved hunting, fishing and golfing.  He was an avid football and baseball fan and loved the Eagles and the Phillies.

Bud was very patient, quiet and kind.  His family describes him as a very sweet and jovial man who was lots of fun to be with. In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded by his wife Rebecca in 2017, two siblings: Patsy Aiken and Robert Everett, and a son-in-law: Kenny White in 2018.

Bud is survived by his three children: Elizabeth Culver (Todd) of Georgetown, Laura White of Elkton, Md., and Kristi Dobak (Rob) of Lewes.  Also surviving are his siblings: Isabelle Robinson of Wilmington, Joyce Jerman of Seaford, Phyllis Tweed of Newark and Wallace Everett of Delmar.  He also leaves behind nine grandchildren: Kristyn, Matt, Kenny, Brian, Amber, Kelsey, Michael, Carli and Mason; as well as seven great-grandchildren: Jace, Kohen, Xzavier, Matt, Santana, Karter and Silas.  Two of Bud’s special friends are: Dave Whaley and Gene Lankford, also known as the breakfast club.

A funeral service will be held at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, Monday, Sept. 27, at 11:30 a.m., with a time of viewing and visitation starting at 10 until 11:30 a.m. Interment follows with Air Force Honors at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro.

  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to The Home of the Brave, 6632 Sharps Road, Milford, DE 19963.

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