James Alfred Evett

By  | April 2, 2021 | Filed under: Laughlin Service Funeral Home, Obituaries

James Alfred Evett James Alfred Evett, 92, died Monday, March 29th, of natural causes. He was born October 28,1928, to Joseph Alfred Evett and Evelyn Smith Evett in Lincoln Mill Village, Huntsville, AL. James, (known to his family and friends as Alfred and Al) was the oldest of eight children.

James married his sweetheart, Dorothy (Dot) Sublett June 3,1952, and they celebrated almost 68 years of marriage. Wanting to see the world, James joined the Navy at age 17. After a brief career with the Navy, he joined the Air Force. He always knew he wanted a family and felt the Air Force was more family friendly. With family in tow, James went on to live all over the U.S., and the world.

While in the Air Force, James served as a fireman and airplane mechanic. He was a veteran of the Korean War, with a short tour in Viet Nam, serving with honor. After retirement from the Air Force, he had another career with civil service, serving again as a fireman, moving up to fire inspector. In retirement, James and Dorothy settled in Scottsboro, AL. Many happy memories were made at home there. They were members of the Broad Street Church of Christ in Scottsboro.

James is survived by his three daughters, Jan Evett Andrews, Donna Evett Chatham, and Nancy Evett Graham; nine grandchildren, Dale II, Joel, Jennifer, Anna, Amy, Asra, Ashley, Coleman, and James; and six great-grandchildren, Brian, Molly, Viola, Luca, Juliette, and Angelina. He is also survived by three sisters, Alma Evett Ford, Debbie Evett Creel, Pam Evett Jackson; sister-in-law, Linda Evett; and many nieces and nephews. Of his nieces, many are in the nursing profession, and one nephew is a fire chief, one is a fire medic, and two are retired firemen.

Preceding Mr. Evett in death was his beloved wife, Dorothy; a beloved grandson, Ian Love; and his parents, Joe and Evelyn Evett; two brothers, Herbert Bartow Evett and Terry Morgan Evett; and two sisters, Mary (Polly) Evett Honea and Martha Jo Evett Bradford.

James Alfred Evett was an outstanding family man who loved his family and stood by them daily and faithfully through the years. He loved seeing new places and a good fishing outing, especially with his two brothers. James also traveled in many states pursuing genealogy research. He and Dorothy made several camping trips to the national parks with their daughters and grandchildren. He enjoyed learning new things and was always eager to learn how to use the newest technology and gadgets.

James had a ready laugh and a sweet, kind nature that was extended to all, including animals. His abundance of patience made him a joy to be around.

There will be a private service for the family.

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