Lloyd John Eversman, 82, St. Augusta
May 25, 1935 - June 30, 2017
The St. Augusta Gussies lost one of their greatest this Friday. Lloyd “Leghorn” Eversman will not be returning to the field. A visitation is scheduled for Friday, July 7 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm and after 9 a.m. Saturday, both at St. Mary Help of Christians Church in St. Augusta. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 8 at the church, with interment to follow in the parish cemetery. A lunch will be served.
Lloyd loved baseball and played first and second base for the Gussies for twenty-one years, helping his team go to State Tournaments in 1955, 1973, 1974 and 1976. It was his long-legged speed as a base runner that earned him his nickname, Leghorn.
His love of the game was surpassed only by his love for his family and friends. Lloyd took great joy from the relationships in his life. Being a father and husband was never a chore for him. He was a relentlessly selfless man who visited his ailing mother every day in the nursing home, called his adult children to check on them every time they so much as caught a cold, and stayed by his wife’s side every single day for two and a half years as she slowly died from brain cancer (even though he himself was suffering from the onset of a dementia that would eventually lead to his end).
Lloyd was a cook in the U.S. Army, serving from 1957 to 1963. He worked for Franklin Manufacturing (later Frigidaire) from 1955 to 1995 and was a proud, 60-year-member of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers, Lodge #623. He married his feisty and beautiful wife, Carol in 1962 and together they raised three children on the Eversman family farm. As a fourth generation farmer, Lloyd felt deeply connected to the town of St. Augusta and its community. He made his plans to be buried in the parish cemetery many years ago, right next door to the ballpark and the bases he ran so well.
Lloyd is survived by his children, Ginger Eversman, Klark (Leslie Luoto) Eversman, and Jill Eversman; and granddaughter Autumn Eversman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Laura Eversman, and wife Carol (Korman) Eversman.
The family would like to give special thanks to Lloyd’s caregivers who made his life at home, and death in his easy chair, possible. Lloyd made many friends throughout his life. His caregivers were the last of which, but certainly not the least.