John Evitt

Posted 11/24/21

John Perry Evitt, 89, of Paris, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 22, 2021, at Horizon Health as another victim of C0VID-19. He was a licensed optician and worked at numerous eyecare facilities …

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John Evitt

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John Perry Evitt, 89, of Paris, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 22, 2021, at Horizon Health as another victim of C0VID-19. He was a licensed optician and worked at numerous eyecare facilities throughout the years and was always happy helping others see better.

Burial is private in Paris Memorial Gardens. Templeton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Evitt was born Oct. 2, 1932, in Scottland, the son of the late William Evitt and the late Ardath Schuler Evitt. . On a snowy day in April 1961, he married the love of his life, Shelby Jean Allcorn, and she preceded him in death.

He leaves a large whole in the hearts of his children, John Allen (Beverly) Evitt and Lori (Shane) Ivy. He was very proud of his grandchildren Alicia, Amanda, Josh, Santana and Shane; loved hearing about the achievements of his great-grandchildren, Roman, Aaliyah, Jasper, Madison, Benjamin, and Savannah; and will be sadly missed by his in-laws, Vivian and Ed Delashmit, Patricia Shackleton, Cindy Cox, Stanley and Marilyn Beschorner and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was proceeded in death by his brothers Bernard, Leon and Richard.   

In 1951, he enlisted in the U.S.. Navy where he served for four years and earned the Korean Service medal. He was a little bit of a jokester who loved eating red hots, cinnamon balls and drumsticks. You didn't dare let him run out of any of them.

Mr. Evitt also had a longstanding relationship with God. His family finds comfort in knowing that he is in heaven reunited with family and his wife, Jean, or as he liked to call her, "Mama Bear."

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

"His Journey’s Just Begun"
By Ellen Brenneman
Don’t think of him as gone away
his journey’s just begun,
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched…
for nothing loved is ever lost
and he was loved so much.


Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.