ZANESVILLE, Ohio — James Melvin “Jim” Everett, 81, of Zanesville died May 28, 2010, at Genesis-Good Samaritan Hospital.
He was born on Sept. 19, 1928, in Zanesville, he was the son of the late Hal Everett and Vera (Allred) Everett of Zanesville. He attended Lash High School and graduated from Ohio University.
Mr. Everett was an auctioneer in the area for many years and was an owner and manager of the Zanesville Community Sales Barn. He was also a well-known cattleman, specializing in the Angus breed, and owned and operated Jim Everett Trailer Sales.
He auctioneered for many years for the 4-H junior fair sales for Muskingum and surrounding counties, and played polo alongside his father and sons, on the Harbor Hills Polo Team as well as several teams in Ohio. Jim and his father played on the unbeaten Akron team that won the Penn-Ohio League championship of 1944.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife Jane (Windisch) Everett, whom he married on Feb. 16, 1950; children, Troy Everett of Frazeysburg, Molly Allen of Zanesville, Amy Kennedy of Nashport, Hal Everett of Columbus, Jenny Schultz of Atlanta, Abby Tignor of Hopewell, and Megan Skarsgard of Stockholm, Sweden; 15 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jane (Tom) Campbell of Evans, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Services were handled by William Thompson & Son Funeral Home, with burial June 1, 2010, in Williams Cemetery.