Everett Lee Jantz, 68, of Houston, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017. Everett was born on August 10, 1949 in Texas City, Texas to Lawrence Lee Jantz and Nora Unruh Jantz. He attended Friendswood Schools from Kindergarten to graduation in 1967. Serving his country, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1971. He was chosen to serve for two years in the Naval Honor Guard, at the White House in Washington, D.C., and then on to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as the Coxswain on the Admiral’s Personal Barge. On November 22, 1972 Everett married Karen Baker. Together they had 5 children.
Everett’ life was large and diversified. He enjoyed every aspect of it which included: master carpenter, pastor, farmer, rancher, welder, sawyer, bee keeper, counselor, raising and training bird dogs, hunter and never missing an opportunity to fish.
Left to cherish his memory and honor his legacy are his wife Karen; his children: Travis, Erin (deceased), Philip, Jarod and Shaylyn along with their families: Trisha, Janet, and Eric; his precious grandchildren: Madison, Destiny, Keirsten, and Katelyn; his sisters: Janie Deathridge, Eileen Fleming and Wanda Brown; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends are cordially invited to attend a visitation with the family on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Friendswood Friends Church, 502 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, TX 77546. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Friendswood Friends Church with Rev. David Bridges officiating. Interment will follow at Friends Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name for a memorial. Donations can be sent directly to Karen Jantz, 2621 Almeda Forest Ct., Houston, TX 77045.
Condolences may be sent to the Jantz family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.