Everett J. Horne age 83 of Evansville passed away Saturday March 29, 2008 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.


He was born Nov. 30, 1924 to William and Leva (Young) Horne. He had lived in Evansville since 1999 moving there from California 

He is survived by his wife Martha (Cargal) Horne wife of nearly 65 years to whom he married April 28, 1943, son and daughter-in-law, Robert “Jim” and Rebecca Horne, San Carlos CA grandson Robert “ BobBurkhardt and wife Lesana, granddaughter, Shelley, Monahan and husband Patrick, great grandsons, Tyler Schlatt, Kadin Monahan, Seth, Calab and Micah Burkhardt

He was preceded in death by a daughter Pamela Burkhardt his parents, brother, Charles, sisters, Lorna Horne, Olive Townsend, and Jean Saylor. 

Everett graduated from Mt. Olympus High School in 1943, where he was on the football and basketball teams. He worked for Emge Packing Co., General Motors in Muncie, IN, and for twenty years at the Naval Weapons Supply Center in Crane IN. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 1147 in Princeton and the Navy Fleet Reserve Association. 

Everett entered the U.S. Navy in June 1943 having his basic training in Great Lakes, IL. During his 20 years in the military he served in W.W.11, Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He served on the USS Alger DE101 during W.W. II in South America and Africa where they were searching for German submarines. He attended radar school at Virginia Beach, VA and worked at Naval Training Centers in Philadelphia, PA, New Orleans, LA, Columbus OH, Norfolk VA, Newport, RI, then served on the USS Diamond Head AE19 

He was honorably discharged Dec. 12, 1945 at Great Lakes IL after W.W.II. He then re-entered the Navy March 27, 1948.serving at the Naval Training Center in Philadelphia PA, N.R.G. IN San Francisco CA, served on the USS Endicott D.M.S. 35 in San Diego CA, He attended Guided Missile School in Point Mugu CA in 1949. He then served on the USS Norton Sound AV11 from 1949 to 1956,
CIC School and CIC officers Watch School in San Diego CA. 

He served on the USS Princeton CVA-37 beginning in Feb 1952 during the Korean Conflict. He then served in the N.A.V. Receiving Station in
Pearl Harbor, the reserved Training Center in Reno, NV and in San Jose CA. He then was stationed at the Naval Air Station in Glynco, GA from 1960-1963, He then attended C.P.O. Leadership Training in Pensacola FL and Career Appraisal School in Bainbridge MD. Then serving on the USS Cavalier APA37 in the Pacific Fleet from March 1963 to 1965. He then retired on June 15 1965 in San Diego CA as OSCM-Retired Master Chief Operations Specialist with 20 years of service. 

Everett received many medals and accommodations for his 20 years of military service. They included the Navy Good Conduct Medal with four bronze stars, American Campaign Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, China Service Medal, Korea Service Medal with one bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the Vietnam Medal. 

He and his wife Martha traveled much after retirement, in all fifty states and many trips abroad. 

Funeral Services will be
2 p.m. Wednesday April 2, 2008 at the Colvin Funeral Home with the Rev. Larry Miller officiating, burial will follow in the Oddfellows Cemetery in Princeton.


Visitation will be from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Full Military Rites will be provided at the graveside.