Celebrating the life of Everett Lee Achilles
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In addition to his wife, Everett is survived by his daughters, Nicole Heald of Lithia, FL, Corinne Venizelos and her husband Nicholas of Oldsmar, FL; his grandchildren Cami, Kaitlyn, and Parker Heald of Lithia, FL; sisters, Carole Achilles of Palm Harbor, FL, and Jan Achilles of Clearwater, FL; and many nieces and nephews. Everett was predeceased by his parents and siblings Patricia Wagner and Richard, Ronald, Donna, and Arnold Achilles.
Everett served in the U.S. Army, 101st Airborne Division, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Early in his career, Everett taught health and physical education in Barnet, VT, and coached basketball there. As a graduate assistant at UNLV, he taught archery and tennis. He was assistant basketball coach of men’s basketball at Lyndon State College, and at a later time was the coach of the women’s basketball team at LSC. Always a skilled woodworker, he changed his career path when he fell in love with the historic restoration of covered bridges and historic barns. For many years he traveled extensively around the country working on restoration projects.
Everett was a member of The Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. In his younger years, Everett was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved restoring classic cars and talking about them to anyone who would listen. He had a quick smile, many jokes and stories, and a really “big” and memorable personality. His daughters and grandchildren were the joys of his life. He will be missed but will live on in the hearts of all who love him.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Donate Life, Wounded Warrior Project, or Lost Angels Animal Rescue, Inc., PO Box 260212, Tampa, FL 33685.
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