Everett Archer Steadman, Jr. a resident of Shellman, Ga. born February 13, 1938 transitioned from this life February 9, 2023 in Hospice care at JoAnn Burgin Nursing Home Cuthbert, Ga. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 18, at 11:00 am at Springvale Baptist Church, Springvale Ga.
Everett is survived by his wife Rebecca Ledden Steadman, son Barry Everett Steadman, Dothan, Al. brother, Rod Steadman, Mobile, Al., sisters Jackie S. Elder, Mobile, Al. and Gay Steadman, Birmingham, Al. and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and cousins and a few in-laws! He was cherished by each and every one in his family! Everett was loved by all who knew him! He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett A. Steadman and Hermina Thierry Steadman and a brother James (Jimmy) Thierry Steadman.
Everett served in two branches of the military, four years in the United States Navy and four years in the United States Air Force. As a result of his service, Everett loved aviation and airplanes. He even taught pilots after his service. He flew many different types of airplanes and loved every minute of it!
He had earned his BS in Business Administration at Florida State University. After he and Rebecca moved to Florida, he took a heating and air conditioning course at Bay Memorial Technical College in Panama City, Florida. They opened and operated Advanced Heating and Air in Pensacola, Fla. for twenty years. They retired and moved to Daphne, Alabama where he worked part time with his nephew for a few years. Then in Everett fashion, he thought it was time for them to move back to Georgia where his wife was raised so she could be close to her family in their later years. That is how they wound up in Shellman, Ga.
Being raised in Mobile, Alabama, Everett became a connoisseur of all types of seafood! Gumbo was his specialty. He won first prize in the Panama City Seafood Festival for his delicious GUMBO! Not only was LOW COUNTRY BOILS another specialty, he delighted in serving up this feast to guest! Our prayer is that his recipes are a little part of his legacy, preserved for generations!
A private Memorial Service will be held in Baldwin County, Alabama in the near future!
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