Earl Eveningred

May 8th, 1925 to September 8th, 2012

Earl R. "Bob" Eveningred, 87 of Port Huron, died Saturday, September 8, 2012 in his home after a long illness.

He was born May 8, 1925 in Port Huron to the late Charles and Alda Eveningred. He married Dolores K. Sorensen on May 13, 1950 in Port Huron.

Mr. Eveningred served in the Pacific Theatre with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. After attending school in Chicago, he returned to Port Huron and became an expert in sign-building, including glass-bending and neon installation, becoming a co-owner of Acme Sign Company in 1950. He was an elder of First Presbyterian Church. He was active for many years with Bluewater Habitat and went on two mission trips to Haiti. He loved wood-working.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dolores; a son, Mr. & Mrs. Paul (Sandra) Eveningred of Fort Gratiot; a daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Donald "Bo" (Brenda) DuPree of Port Huron; four grandchildren, Dr. & Mrs. Steven (Jan) Eveningred of Atlanta, Georgia, Matthew Eveningred of Fort Gratiot, Chelsea DuPree and Ashley DuPree, both of Port Huron; two brothers, Mr. & Mrs. Donald (Norma) Eveningred of Port Huron and Elton Eveningred of Hereford, Arizona; and many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Tracie Eveningred. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell and Gerald Eveningred.

Mr. Eveningred's body was donated to Wayne State University.

A memorial service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, September 15, 2012 in First Presbyterian Church, 811 Wall Street, Port Huron. The Reverend Jason Pittman will officiate. The family will greet friends from 10 AM until service time at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church or Blue Water Hospice.

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