In Memory

Robert E. Everage

Robert E. Everage

Robert Earl "Punkin" Everage, Sr. was born May 7, 1951, the son of Liston B. Everage and Rosie Lee (Rhodes) Everage in Alton, Illinois. He was a graduate of Alton High School and he attended Northeast Missouri State University (Truman State University) on a football scholarship. He worked at Laclede Steel and Chemetco Company, before starting his business Everage Construction. As a child, he attended Gross Street Church of God in Christ.

He is survived by his two children, Reagan "Cat" Bea and Robert "Pety" Everage Jr.; his grandchildren, Christian Everage, Jillian Eastling, and Trent Darough; great-grandchildren, Jackson and Jeremiah; two sisters Peggy Everage and Arlinda Everage; and his brother Richard Everage Sr.; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Punkin departed this life on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at River Crossing Nursing Home. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Luebirtha Taylor John and Lovie Everage; his brothers Elve and Bobby; and his sisters, Martharie Brown and Cathy Williams.  His favorite saying: "I paddle my own boat"; favorite song: "Manish Boy" by Muddy Waters.

Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger and forsake wrath; fret not thyself in any wise to evil. (Psalms 37:7-8A)

 Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held at a later date.

Obit Provided By:
Cathy M Williams & Sons Funeral Home


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01/23/22 11:14 AM #1    

Steven Bacus


So very sorry to read about this.  What a great guy and teammate.  Shared lots of games - always knew his stuff and made everyone better when he was on the field.  Remember visiting Alton years ago and watched Punkin and Terry 'Mitch' Mitchell coach, dont know if it was varsity or F/S, didn't matter...they were giving their players great examples of being accountable and reliable.  We had journalism class together senior year and that was great fun....soph year he made a great impression on coaches and moved up to varsity....he made an impression in all aspects of his life with - good humor, relaxed ways and a great smile....Rest in Peace my friend.  Steven Bacus #61




01/23/22 12:58 PM #2    

Joan Parrish

I understood why he was “Punkin” – he was so friendly and sweet, and yes, that smile of his. I will always remember him fondly. My sympathies to his family and friends.


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