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Everett E. Reilly, Jr. age 79, of Litchfield died on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at the Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield. Family and friends may gather from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM at the Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield on Monday, September 16, 2019. Interment will be in the Ripley Cemetery with Military Honors by the Litchfield Military Honor Guard.
Everett Edward Reilly, Jr the son of Everett and Marion (Mahofski) Reilly, was born on June 23, 1940 in Pittsburgh, PA. He grew up in Pittsburgh and graduated from Langley High School in 1958. He continued his education at Virginia Poly Tech and played football there. In 1962, he entered the US Navy and served on nuclear submarines as Nuclear Repair Engineer. On April 3, 1965, he was united in marriage to Sherron Shockley at the Bainbridge Maryland Naval Chapel. In 1992, he retired from the navy and moved to Litchfield. Everett worked for Sparboe Company and also had his own company working as an OSHA Compliance and Safety Instructor. He was active in the VFW, American Legion, Navy Club and Litchfield Military Honor Guard serving as Commander in all of them. Everett was also active on the Library and GAR boards. He volunteered for the Lunch Bunch; a reading group at the Litchfield elementary schools. Everett enjoyed traveling, fishing, history, westerns, writing poetry and showing his grandchildren card tricks. He loved books, telling jokes, being with his friend (and distant cousin) Bruce Cottington, exchanging stories and witty comments with him.
He is survived by his wife Sherron Reilly of Litchfield, children Everett Reilly, III (and Cheryl) of Dallas, Catherine Kayser (and David) of Washington DC; grandchildren Jessica Vaughn (and Wyatt) Abby Two Bulls (and Clint) and Everett Reilly, IV. He is also survived by his sister Colleen Estok (and John) of Pittsburgh and his 17 year old dachshund, Cooper. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorials to the Litchfield Military Honor Guard are preferred.