Jon William Everhart, 68, of Frankfort, Ohio passed away on August 30th, 2023.
Jon was born on April 5th, 1955, to Richard A. Everhart and Phyllis Jo (McNeill) Everhart on Church Street in Frankfort, Ohio. He was a descendant of the founder of Frankfort, Jon McNeill. He is a 1973 graduate of Adena High School. He was a member of an SVC Champion football program and wore #75, which his two sons proudly wore in his honor. Jon started working as a truck driver while still in high school. His first job was with Lykins Trucking. He then became an owner-operator and drove for over fifty years.
He is survived by his wife Lois (Rittenhouse) Everhart, sons Travis (Jenna) Everhart and Justin Everhart, sister Melody (Wayne) DeWitt, brother Dirck (Marion) Everhart, sister-in-law Retonna (Jim) Roberts, brother-in-law Stephen (Kim) Rittenhouse, and grandchildren, Jon "Mac" McNeill Everhart, Jace Michael Everhart, and Kay Elaine Everhart.
Jon was a lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan. He was an active member of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Historical Society. He had a passion for doing research and learning about the B & O Railroad. Jon was also active in coaching his sons and other area youth in flag football and baseball, and he kept the scorebook for the Adena basketball team while his son was playing in high school. Jon was a servant leader and an asset to our community as he was part of a group who built baseball fields in Clarksburg, Ohio for the Tri-County Youth League that offered an opportunity for hundreds of kids to play for many years.
Jon also loved supporting his grandchildren at their sports and dance events. He cherished his grandchildren very much and once said that he never knew he could love anyone as much as he did his own grandchildren.
He will be laid to rest in Frankfort at the Greenlawn Cemetery. Family and Friends may gather for a graveside service on Tuesday, September 5th at 1:00 pm.
The Everhart Family would like to thank the ICU staff at Adena Medical Center for their great care, kindness, and compassion.