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Leslie Allen Everhart, Jr
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Birth: Sep. 16, 1957
Rockingham
Richmond County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1989, At Sea

He was Allen to his family and friends. He was the oldest son of Les & Sarah Little Everhart. He has 2 sisters, Lisa & Joni, and a brother, Jamie. Allen grew up in Wilmington, NC and graduated from New Hanover High School in 1975. He played the trumpet in the marching band, and was a member of the drama club. He also was a member of the Thalian Hall Thespian Players, and worked with the NC Azalea Festival. In 1977 and 1978 he was in Ohio in the outdoor drama "Tecumseh". When the stage burned down in 1978, he drew blueprints from memory for the construction workers to rebuild the new stage. He spent many years in Florida as a lighting technician for various groups, including Circus World and Disney World. He worked in California on several movies, and in New York City. He free-lanced with various concert artists for their lighting. He was the original lighting designer for the outdoor drama "Worthy is the Lamb" in Swansboro, NC. He was a fan of Star Trek, and made excellent working blueprints of the USS Enterprise, that garner praise even today by Star Trek fans and modelers. In September 1988 he enlisted in the Navy, and in March 1989, was assigned to the USS Iowa. On April 19, 1989, Allen, and 46 fellow crew men, was killed when Gun Turret #2 on the USS Iowa, exploded during training exercises in the Caribbean Sea. He is buried with his grandparents, Harvey Lee and Minnie Lee Everhart, and his uncle, Paul Everhart.

USS Iowa Memorial
 
 
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  Sarah Katherine Little Everhart (1938 - 2010)
 
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L. Allen Everhart, Jr.
USS Iowa
Sept 16, 1957
Apr 19, 1989
 
Burial:
Richmond County Memorial Park
Rockingham
Richmond County
North Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Sep 17, 2008
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Leslie Allen Everhart, Jr
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Missing you, always in my heart.(Forget me not)
- brenda hawkins miller
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014

- Cynthia I. Zuliani Baker
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014
It's hard to believe it's been 25 years. I miss you every day.
- Joni
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014
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