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Everett LaRoy Traylor passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020 from complications of COVID-19. He was 86 years old.
Born in Evansville, Indiana to Everett and Fern (Tolle) Traylor, Sonny was active in Boy Scouts and YMCA. He was the first swimmer to swim five miles at the YMCA and the first person to swim 100 miles down the Mississippi River. He enjoyed his time as a counselor at Camp Carson and teaching gymnastics at Central Turners.
He was a Central High School graduate and attended George Williams College in Chicago, IL.
Sonny served in the United States Army and was very much looking forward to his trip on The Honor Flight. He was a lab technician and retired after 44 years from Bernardin.
Sonny was a Christian and attended NorthWoods Church in Evansville, Indiana.
In addition to his parents, Sonny was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy (Williams) Traylor, brother, Paul K Traylor, infant son Mark E Traylor, stepson, Jonathan Parkhurst, and stepdaughter Lisa Baca.
Sonny is survived by his loving wife of 8 years, Phyllis Hatfield. He had 21 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. He will be especially missed by Jarek and Karalynn Slinkard and Izzy Devoy. And, whether we called him Dad, Pap, or Cowboy - we were all his “kids”
Malinda (Rex) Wittmer, Richard Parkhurst, Roseanna (Tony) Gatewood, James (Janie) Parkhurst, Theresa (Shawn) Slinkard, Jamie (Robin) Hatfield, Lisa (Darrick) Devoy, and Tina (Billy) Woodby. The family would like to thank the Earth Angels - the staff at Deaconess Gateway who held his hand, heard his last words and comforted him on his journey home. We are forever grateful for your professionalism, love, and compassion.
Funeral services for Everett will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 23, 2020 at Titzer Family Funeral Homes, Meyer Chapel, 100 E. Columbia St. Evansville, IN 47711 (812) 424-9288. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday , November 22 and 10:00 a.m. to service time on Monday at the funeral home.
In accordance with the Indiana COVID-19 precautions, all attending are asked to wear a mask and follow proper social distancing protocol.
Sympathy wishes may be expressed at titzerfamilyfuneralhomes.com Arrangements are in the care of Titzer Family Funeral Home.
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