SOUTHERN PINES- John Everett Ussery, Lt. Col., US Army (Ret.), 92, of Southern Pines, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2011, at his home in Southern Pines.
He was born on Nov. 25, 1918, in Richmond County to the late John Ernest Ussery and Annie Lee McRae Ussery. Mr. Ussery was a veteran and served in the United States Army for 23 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1967. During his military career he served in the European Theater during WWII and in Osaka, Japan during the Korean Conflict. When he returned to the US from Japan, he entered Baylor University receiving his Masters Degree in Hospital Administration. Mr. Ussery and his family spent time at many bases in the US and overseas during his many years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Southern Pines.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2011, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Southern Pines with Dr. David Helms officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Southern Pines. The family received friends on Monday, Mar. 28, 2011, at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines from 6 - 8 p.m.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Julia Lampley Ussery; two sons, John Everett Ussery Jr. of Aberdeen and Richard Lee Ussery and wife, Melinda of Fairbanks, Alaska; one daughter, Mary M. Ussery-White and husband, Reid of Chapel Hill; three brothers: Robert Marshall Ussery and wife, Lottie of Ellerbe, Rev. Earl Walker Ussery and wife, Barbara of Bel-Air, Md. and Thomas Hearne Ussery and wife, Billie of Cordova; four grandchildren, Julia Elizabeth Howe, Kristi Leigh Miller, Kathryn Elisabeth White and Jessica Lauren White; and three great-grandchildren Tyler Casey Sullivan, Madison Kathleen Miller, Cheridan Daniele Miller also survive him. Mr. Ussery was predeceased by two sisters and a brother; Jennie Ruth Tellez, Margaret Elizabeth Pence and William McPhail Ussery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3800 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC 28215 or to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 154, Southern Pines, NC 28387 or to First Baptist Church of Southern Pines, 200 E. New York Ave., Southern Pines, NC 28387.
Online condolences may be made at bolesfuneralhome.com