Randy Everett passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2013, at the age of 62, after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer

Randall Dean Everett

Randy Everett passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2013, at the age of 62, after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife, companion and soul mate of 32 years, Barbie.

After graduating from Leon High School in 1969, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Upon completing his service, he spent time touring the United States on his "chopper" before returning to Tallahassee to attend and graduate from Florida State University.

After retiring from the United States Post Office, Randy continued his love for education by becoming a Master Gardner, a substitute teacher and care giver for his brother Jimmy Everett in his fight against ALS. Randy's spirit in his fight against Cancer did little to affect his positive approach to life. Always optimistic and caring, he never gave up his fight until the end. He died the way he lived, with dignity and grace. The things he enjoyed most were his friends, nature, and family. He so enjoyed the fellowship of his comrades, from watching his beloved Florida State Seminoles to supporting local music in Tallahassee, Indian Pass, and Port St. Joe and he always did so in the company of his friends. In nature, he was passionate about the environment and its safe keeping. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially the waters of Cape San Blas and St. Joe Bay where he spent his life scalloping, spear fishing mullet, and enjoying a life that can only be provided by the sea. Above all else, he loved his wife. Rarely would you see Randy without Barbie. They were inseparable, sharing the kind of partnership that clearly passed the test of time.

In addition to his wife, Randy is survived by his step-son Nicholas Maxwell; granddaughter, Reagan Ella Maxwell, the love of his life, who affectionately called him Randaddy; his mother, Virginia Everett, Havana, sister Geni Everett, sister-in-law Sondra Everett, mother-in-law, Patt Jones, all of Tallahassee; sister Nancy Everett Boettcher, Lilburn, Georgia; brother John Everett, Jackson, GA; sister-in-law, Janet Jones Rogers, Mount Dora, FL; brother-in-law, Scott Jones, Ocoee, FL. He also leaves many cherished memories to his nieces, nephews and lifelong friends from Tallahassee and Cape San Blas who participated in his journey to fight cancer. Randy was predeceased by his father, Peter Everett, his brother, Jimmy Everett and his niece, Jennifer Brown.

Friends will be received on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at the home of Kenny and Erin Ayers, 6040 Pickwick Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32309, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at a later date, one in Tallahassee, Florida, and one at The Raw Bar in Indian Pass, Florida.

His ashes will be released into nature and the estuary that he so compassionately loved.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee,

FL 32308. Bevis Funeral Home (850/385-2193, www.bevisfh.com) is assisting the family with their arrangements.