Everett Lee Bourland, 80 of Gillespie, died at his residence on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at 5:44 p.m. He was born on January 1, 1940, in Collinsville to Jesse Bourland and Nina (Moore) Bourland. He married Patricia (Smith) Bourland on June 28, 1963, in Collinsville.
Everett retired from the Dome Railway Service in Wood River as a welder and through retirement worked at the local Superwash Car Wash.
He is survived by his spouse, Patricia Bourland of Gillespie; children, Everett (Tammy) Bourland of Staunton, Jesse (Tiffany) Bourland of Gillespie, and Tammy (Bob) Hudzik of Gillespie; son in law, Steve Key of Fries, VA; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Joanne Dietzel of Spokane, WA; brother, William (Brenda) Bourland of Woodlawn, IL; and sister in law, Rose Bourland of Caseyville, IL.
Everett was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Terri Key; brother, Jack Bourland; and brother-in-law, Ralph Dietzel.
A celebration of life service will be on Saturday, November 21, 2020, from 4-7 p.m. at the VFW, Mt. Olive where dinner will be served. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.