Marvin Robert Everett
January 14, 1937 – April 5, 2021
Marvin Robert (Bob) Everett
Bob Everett, 84, passed away on April 5, 2021. He was born in Wake, Texas January 14, 1937, to Juanita and Marvin Everett.
Bob is preceded in death by Mary Jane, his wife of 61 years. He is survived by their two sons: Bart Everett and wife Leigh Ann of Wonder Lake, Illinois; Brad Everett and wife Heather of Round Rock, Texas; four grandsons; Andrew & Patrick; Cooper & Cameron.
Bob grew up in and around Dallas Texas and after graduating from Lancaster High School in 1955, he moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas and met Mary Jane in 1956. Bob and Mary Jane were inseparable and married in 1957 at Tarrytown Baptist Church.
That was only the beginning of the adventures they would have. The two traveled frequently around the southwest and beyond. They had encounters with wildlife, nature, and met some interesting characters along the way. The one constant thing was their love for each other and the willingness to support each other no matter what.
Bob was always a hard worker throughout his life. He volunteered his time outside of working for the state to the newly formed Town and Country Optimist Club in his Forest North neighborhood. He also volunteered at the KLRU Auction for many years as well as taking tickets at UT football games at Memorial Stadium.
It is amazing to see what an impact one person can have on his community and those around him. These are just a few of the highlights, if you knew Bob you also have your own funny stories and he would want you to find comfort, love, and laughter in his memory.
Services will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at Cook Walden Chapel of the Hills. The chapel is located at 9700 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, Texas 78750. www.cookwaldenchapelofthehills.com for more information.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home
Marvin Robert Everett
April 18, 2021
After I graduated from HS in 1982, Bob and Mary Jane took me in for several months before I went off to college. They treated me like I was one of their own kids. You guys are all very special to me and my family.
Jan Everett High
April 15, 2021
I was so very sorry to hear about Bob. I was one of two girl cousins on the Everett side of the family with numerous boys. Bob was always kind to me. I remember the time Bob rode from Dallas back to Muleshoe with my family so he could work with our uncle Clint on his farm. I was only 6 at the time and pestered Bob all the way. My mom kept telling me to leave him alone, but I kept on. Bob was so very patient with this little annoying cousin. I will be praying for all of you as you remember and celebrate his life. Jan Everett High, North Carolina
Marvin Robert Everett was a natural leader whose winning presence allowed him to take control of various situations with ease. Equipped with a clear and calculating focus, he possessed a tough-minded, “take charge” attitude. He had the ability to make even routine situations seem exciting, and he was at ease with the role of playing problem solver. Marvin always sought out the scene of where the action was. Sociable, analytical and pleasant, Marvin was an individual who enjoyed life’s challenges.
His parents were Marvin and Juanita. Marvin was raised in Dallas, Texas. Always able to express himself well, Marvin possessed strong interpersonal skills. He was optimistic in his outlook on life and was able at all times to be open and direct in his communication. Armed with a great wit, Marvin was raised to be accepting of others and to implement a strong personal work ethic.
Blessed with a balanced attitude, Marvin was able to relate well with others. His occasional role as family mediator gave him the opportunity to ease tense situations when they occurred. Marvin was raised with two brothers. He had two younger brothers, Stan and Barry. Marvin had a strong desire to be treated fairly and would readily offer others the same fairness in return.
As a young child, Marvin showed his creative ability in many ways. He was outgoing and animated. Marvin enjoyed new activities and pursued a variety of interests. He Baseball and basketball. Marvin's memorable achievements included.
Known to others as a focused, logical, open-minded and somewhat driven individual, Marvin was able to utilize these qualities to succeed in high school. His curious nature was spurred by his ability to maximize his personal learning style through employing a hands-on approach. He was good with facts and had an excellent memory. He graduated from Lancaster High School in 1955. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers.
When the goal of college was in sight, it became important to Marvin. Again, his direct, “down to earth” approach served him well. He was able to absorb complex concepts and had an acute sense of how things worked. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from the University of Texas.
On June 1, 1957 Marvin exchanged wedding vows with Mary Jane Mills at the Tarrytown Baptist Church of Austin, Texas. Marvin was attentive to Mary Jane's feelings, and he charmed Mary Jane and others with his gift for being able to give freely and generously. A good listener with an engaging personality, Marvin was able to bring pleasure and unexpected humor to the relationship.
Very much like a kid himself, Marvin identified with the inquisitive and creative side of his children’s personalities. He was able to direct his energy and spontaneity towards helping his children acquire added common sense skills. Marvin was blessed with two children, Two sons, Bart and Brad. They were also blessed with four grandchildren, Patrick, Andrew, Cooper, and Cameron.
Marvin was a flexible worker who was able to draw the best from others around him. A persuasive individual who was quick to make necessary decisions, Marvin’s strengths included being able to think on his feet. He could be a leader who sought impact for his decisions. Gifted with an incredible ability to read body language, Marvin was able to positively manipulate situations and motivate others in order to get a task completed. He was a good negotiator who enjoyed new challenges. Marvin could multi-task, and he was endowed with entrepreneurial spirit, allowing him to think beyond standard norms when it came to resolving issues in his work environment. His primary occupation was Human Resource Management. He was employed by TXMHMR.
Marvin enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. He had something of an artistic flair in many of the things that he did. He put this creativity toward all of his pastimes. His favorite pursuits were travel, gardening, and photography. He was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.
When Marvin’s retirement finally came in 1996, he was well prepared. He used logical analysis of his retirement options in order to ensure his retirement would be fulfilling. Still, he was able to easily adapt to possible changes and enjoyed just having fun and being relaxed.
Marvin passed away on April 5, 2021 at St. David's Round Rock Hospital.
Marvin was the kind of person who could win others over easily. A concrete communicator, he relied on his senses to increase his involvement and awareness of others. He was always able to provide amusing repartee to his friends and acquaintances, offering a seemingly endless supply of quips, anecdotes, jokes and stories. If Marvin had a theme song written about him, it might well have been “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” He enjoyed his life and the experience of living it. This is how everyone will remember Marvin Robert Everett.