Richard John Everson

Richard John Everson, 89, of San Antonio, Texas, passed Aug. 27, 2020.

He was born March 19, 1932, in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of William Everson Sr. and Pearl Bateau Everson.

Richard was a graduate of Falconer High School and later SUNY with a bachelor’s.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving aboard the USS Conway during the Korean War. Prior to his passing, he wrote a novel “After The Ball Was Over or the best-laid plans” and a book of poetry titled The Gun, about the Wild West. Richard was known locally as, the Book Man because of his interest in rare and local history books. He also was the buyer and seller of antiques and collectibles. He had aspired to write of his experiences during the Korean War, and how it affected his generation. Sadly he passed before he finished it. Richard promoted classic literature and local history.

Surviving is his wife, Barbra (Muriel) Everson of 60 years; his daughter, Linda Hernandez of Cipolo, Texas; his granddaughter, Britney Jankens (Chris); great-granddaughter, Arhi living in Tywon’ grandson, Jessie of Bedford, Texas; brother, William Everson Jr., (Lorenza); and sisters: Ellen Wood of Roanoke Va., and Audrey Shelgren, Kennedy. N.Y.

I walk among the grave-stones

Standing bold and cold

Soon I’ll be among them

As I am growing old

I too will join all others

Who moved along before

I’ll add my bit of history

Nothing less and nothing more

For as it is in living

So shell it be Anon

Viewers will ignore me

As they hurry on

I’ll barely be a memory

As I stand here quite unk-nown

My lifetime contribution

A name upon a stone