Dover Plains – Everett John McEathron, 82, a fifty six year local resident, formerly of Gouverneur, NY died peacefully at his home in Dover Plains on Thursday, June 2, 2022. John as he was affectionately known by all, worked as a fork lift operator for Tri-Wall Container for 26 years retiring in early 1990’s.
Born June 15, 1939 in Pitcairn, NY he was the son of the late Arthur D. and Mary A. (Tomlinson) McEathron. On October 30, 1981 in Wassaic, NY he married Ruth A. Tompkins. Mrs. McEathron survives at home in Dover Plains. John was a member of the Southern Tier Gun Club in Amenia, NY for many years and was an avid New York Yankees fan. He enjoyed talking and sharing stories with his family and phone calls from his “brother” Wendell Francisco. In his spare time he liked tackling a good puzzle book and perfecting the art of making maple syrup. He will be dearly missed by his beloved family and his many dear friends.
In addition to his loving wife Ruth, John is survived by his children; John McEathron of South Carolina, Daniel McEathron and his wife Donna of Virginia, Andrew McEathron and his companion Diane Fleming of Florida, Linda Strickland and her companion Don Taylor of Florida and Mark McEathron of Stanfordville, NY. Three stepchildren; Terry White and Philip and James Tompkins and his adopted daughter, Chrystal McGrain-McEathron. His grandchildren; Missy, Shane, Jennifer, DJ, Destin, Michaela, Kyle, Dustin, Jimmy, Cheyenne, Katie, Abby, Riley, Matt, Cheyenne, Demitri, Sophia and Dean. Great grandchildren; David, Taylor, Hunter, Kelsi, Dillan, Cadane, Kayden, Bella, Anthony, Alexia, Elizabeth, Jack, Tatiana, Jim, Jr., Naomi, Raymond, Olivia and Aliana and two sisters in law; Minnie McEathron and Bea McEathron and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, James Jay “Jimmy” McEathron on December 22, 2015, and his grandson Josh, as well as four brothers; Herbert, Robert, Harold and Daniel “Art” McEathron and four sisters; Madeline McCartha, Bessie Stevens, Maude Finley and Muriel “Tootie” Disco.
There are no calling hours. Graveside services and burial will take place at Garrison Cemetery in Harrisville, NY at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wassaic Fire Company, P.O. Box 287, Wassaic, NY 12592 or to The First Congregational Church of Morristown, P.O. Box 85, Hammond, NY 13646.