Everett Alan Johnson lost his courageous battle against cancer on February 23, 2019.
He was born August 25, 1941 to Loreta Brown and Everett Douthit, in May 1945, he was adopted by Helen (Kerr) and Philip Alan Johnson .
Everett created his own pre-press company, FORMART, in Sycamore, Illinois and was highly regarded in his profession. Traveling, motorcycle adventures, cruising, reading and golfing were his favorite activities and he loved living in Sun City, especially when he went to the Cue Club or rode on his golf cart.
Everett fought many health crises, including a double lung transplant in 2006, but faced life with a positive attitude, a smile, and a twinkle in his eyes. He is survived by his beloved wife, Cheryl, whom he married in 1999, his dog, Wickett, his step sons, Jason (Cleo) Hall, Casey (Chassity) Hall, and his son, Michael. He also leaves behind his children, Jeff, Jennifer and Chris and their respective families. He will be missed by his grandchildren, Makenna, Mercedes, Bodhi and Kylie, and special nieces Renee` Shellum and Robeka Sessions and nephews, Daniel Mount and John Douthit. As well as best buddies Paul Kempee and Roger Swanson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Carolyn (Orrin) Dyer.
Visitation will be on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:00pm at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Gift of Hope. https://www.giftofhope.org/
Special thanks to Journey Care Coral Team and the Loyola Lung Transplant team for their unwavering care and support. Also ComForCare, especially Tiara.
For further information please call the funeral home or on-line condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com
Ev was a terrific guy in so many ways. So sorry for your loss Cher.
So sorry for your loss Cher. He us are peace now.
So sorry for your loss Cher. He is now at peace.
He was an amazing man and fighter and touched many lives!! He will be missed, he is in a better place and getting the cloud condo ready!! Love you mom
My heart goes out to Cher and all the rest of Everett's loved ones. May God bless them and help get them through this time of sorrow.
Ev lived joyously through so much adversity. He is now free, but will be with you always.
Everyone leaves footprints in your memory. But, the the ones that leave footprints in your heart are the ones that you will truly remember. Ev will always be in my heart.
I'm so sorry for your loss! I enjoyed watching you and Ev on face book cooking and doing all your wonderful projects!!!! My prayers are with you.
Everett was proof a nice guy with a positive attitude could prove the doctors timing wrong. Our sympathies go out to you Cheryl and your family with the loss of Everett. May the peace of God be with you in this time of sadness.
His grandchildren Kim, Zeb, Tanya, Alex, Izzy, Blaine, Zack, Brennen, Erika, Melanie and Brian will truly miss him as well. Everett was an amazing grandfather to them.
Never got the chance to meet Everett but heard good and loving tales from his son. My condolences to Jeff, Jennifer, Chris, and their extended families during this terrible time of loss.
On behalf of all members of the Cue Club, where Everett was a regular before his illness, our sincere sympathies. "Ev" was a true inspiration to all who knew him!