Rev. Everett D. Hellard was born September 29, 1923 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and went to be with his Lord on Sunday, February 11, 2007.
He was married to his lovely wife, Ava (Matlock) Hellard for 61 years. He is survived by a daughter, Everyl (Raymond) Getz, and a son, David (Vicki) Hellard; 9 grandchildren, Doug (Shelly) Getz, Tanya (Joe) Dudley, Jeff (Missi) Getz, Matt (Andrea) Getz, Trica (Omar) Salinas, Sara Hellard, Joshua Hellard, Kara Hellard and Jonathan Hellard; and 12 great grandchildren; as well as many other friends and loved ones.
Everett served in the U. S. Navy as a Pharmacist’s Mate during WWII. After being discharged from the Navy, he prepared himself to serve as a pastor. He ministered as a pastor with the Free Will Baptists in Michigan, Oklahoma, Missouri and Texas. He was well known for his singing abilities, as well as his preaching. He and his wife owned and operated the Christian Book Shoppe and Piano Service in Conroe before retiring here. He was affectionately known as “Brother” Hellard, and loved by many. He will be dearly missed.
The pallbearers include his grandsons, Doug Getz, Jeff Getz, Matt Getz, Joshua Hellard and Jonathan Hellard, as well as a grandson-in-law, Omar Salinas. Honorary pallbearers include Rev. David Holguin and Rev. Jarvis Reed.
The viewing will be on Wednesday, February 14, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Cashner Funeral Home. The funeral will be on Thursday, February 15, 2007 at 10 a.m. Pastor Raymond Getz, will be officiating, assisted by Rev. Clifford Herrington. David Hellard will be delivering a “Tribute to Dad”. Interment will be at Garden Park Cemetery.