Everett Russell Alcorn Sr., of Midland, passed away peacefully at his home and farm on January 4, 2019.
Born and raised in Alexandria, Everett graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1951 and joined the Navy. He was stationed in Norfolk and served alongside his brother in the Mediterranean and Cuba. Upon being honorably discharged from the Navy in 1955, Everett apprenticed as an electrician and became a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 26. He remained a member until his passing. Everett worked on many large scale construction projects in Washington, D.C., during the 1960s until his retirement in 1995. He was especially proud to serve as superintendent on the construction of Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, overseeing a crew of over 300 electricians.
When not working hard at his day job, Everett could be found farming and raising cattle. He was a member of the Farmers Food Cooperative. Everett’s love and spirit were always found in nature and on the farm. Year round, he would be outside from dawn to dusk! His family is comforted by the fact that he spent his last days on the farm. He was also an avid deer hunter and countless hours were spent in search of “the” big buck! Everett shared his love and hunting expertise with his son, grandson and great-grandson.
Whenever Everett was persuaded to leave Virginia, he and Jackie would visit their beloved children and grandchildren in New Jersey and Florida, where he would trade the land for the sea. While in Florida he loved spending his days fishing and getting as many “grouper keepers” as he could! Everett’s children and grandchildren will always cherish the fun memories of all those fishing trips!
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jacqueline Ann Alcorn (Wilbur); his son Everett R. Alcorn Jr.; his daughters, Karen A. Mascio (Mark Holt), Donna A. Breit (Bruce) and Jennifer A. Sharpless (John); 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and his sister, Mary Jane Hillman.
He was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Gladys Alcorn; his brother, Earl “Sonny” Alcorn Jr., and his sister, Dorothy Alcorn Butt.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday January 10, at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton. The service will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, January 11, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Mount Comfort Ceremony in Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to support Fauquier County Virginia 4-H youth livestock programs. Checks can be written to the Virginia Tech Foundation, with “4-H Fund 874767” written on the memo line, and mailed to 902 Prices Fork Road, Suite 4500, Blacksburg, Va. 24061.