CARBONDALE – Adam Linn Eversden, 33, passed under doctors’ care at Carbondale Memorial Hospital on September 18, 2017.
Adam was born on September 12, 1984 in Murphysboro, IL to Gregory Knight Eversden and Terre Lee (Howle) Eversden. Adam graduated Carbondale Community High School in 2003. He graduated Southern Illinois University with a business degree in marketing. He was an entrepreneur and business owner, operating the Westown Shell gas station for over 10 years. Adam, known as “Big A” to many, loved helping people and enjoyed cooking. He was known for his kind heartedness and power to “save the day”. He prided himself on his ability to take care of others – especially kids. He always had a smile on his face and a willing hand to anyone in need.
He was a member of the Church of Christ and a member of Carbondale’s the Elks Lodge. Adam is survived by his parents; his siblings, Jeffrey Knight Eversden and wife, Natalie (Grella) Eversden, and Mary Taylor Eversden of Chicago, IL; his nephew, Jacob Knight Eversden of Chicago, IL; his 3 aunts and 3 uncles; his 8 cousins; and his thousands of friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard Roy Eversden and Jacqueline Rose (Wellman) Eversden of Quincy, IL, and John Willie Howle and Mary Lee (Wilson) Howle of Harrisburg, IL; and uncle, Linn Kirk Howle of Pope County, IL.
Visitation will be 4-8pm on Saturday September 23 rd at the Walker Funeral Home in Carbondale. Services will be at 1pm Sunday September 24 th at the Carbondale Church of Christ with a celebration of Adam’s life held following the service at the Garden Grove Event Center until 4pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Adam Eversden Memorial Fund, which will have a focus on helping children in need. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.