Everett Conrad Kearney-ILM
Date: September 16, 2002 03:34PM
Everett Conrad Kearney of Wilmington, NC died Saturday, Sep 14, 2002.
He was born 3 Jan 1931, son of the late Albert Lloyd Kearney and Laura Smith Kearney of Snow Hill, NC.
He was retired from Piedmont Airlines with 33 years of service.
He was a member of Oleander United Methodist Church and a Korean War Veteran having served in the US Army. He was a memver of American Legion Post #10, a 32 degree Mason and member of St. Johns Lodge #1 A.F. & A.M., Sudan Shrine Temple of New Bern, Arab Shrine Club of Wilmington and Goldenrod Chapter #142 Order of Eastern Star. He served as Worthy Patron for two terms and was Past District Deputy Grand Patron of NC Order of Eastern Star.
For many years he was Activities Coordinator for Shriners Hospitals for Burned and Crippled Children. He felt that his greatest accomplishment was having enrolled over 100 children into the Shriners Hospitals. In 1998, he was awarded the Albert H. Parker Shriner of the Year Award.
He was an avid golfer. He founded Piedmont Airlines Duffers Tournament in 1979. The tournament was later renamed the Everett C. Kearney Invitational and is held the first week in May annually and draws airline employees from all over the United States.
Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Peggy Jones Kearney; daughters Connie K. Brooks and husband Norman, and Teresa Soddu; sons, James D. Carney and wife Shelly, all of Wimington; and William J. Carney and wife Beth of Princeton, NC; six grandchildren, Hank, Carrie, Brianna, Summer, Michael, and Andrea; one great-grandchild, Britiney; one sister, Janet K. Hamm and husband Alton of Snow Hill, NC; and one brother, Max F. Kearney and wife, Dorothy of Raleigh, NC.
He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and was beloved by many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday, September 18, 2002, at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel by Rev. Linda Taylor. Interment will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens with Masonic Rites.
Pallbearers will be members of the Arab Choo-Choo.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 pm Tuesday, September 17, 2002, at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Sudan Shriners Childrens Hospital Fund, PO Drawer 490, New Bern, NC 28563 or to the chairty of one's choice.
Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel, Wilmington, NC