Huntington – John Wayne Evridge, age 80, passed away February 2, 2019 following a long illness. He was born November 15, 1938 in Williams, Arizona to John Harlas and Stella Mae (Breeden) Evridge.
He grew up in Williams, where he ruled the streets until a family from Utah came to town to log the Bill Williams Mountains. With that family came a girl who stole his heart and after just 28 days, he married the love of his life, Colleen Evelyn Slaugh. Shortly afterwards they moved to Utah where he worked in the mines. He worked as a mechanic and a truck driver. He always seemed to find work to raise his family.
John loved to be with family, so he would go hunting, fishing, camping, rodeoing, or just going for car rides. Whatever it took to spend time with family. His passion was fixing up his cars. He loved a clean, freshly-oil-changed car. He loved to joke around and laugh.
When asked, Do you want to die with your boots on? He said “No! I want to have a beer.”
John is survived by his wife Colleen, brother Jerry Lee Everidge, daughters Jeneane (Chuck) Warren and Mae (Allan) Sorenson, son Billy Evridge, ten grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Betty Smith, son Ray Lee Evridge, granddaughter Lacy Marie Warren, and grandson Jake Lee Fuller.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Huntington Town Hall, 40 N Main, Huntington, UT.