Everett R. Tester, 81, of Taylorville, passed away October 10, 2012 at 6:08am at his residence in Taylorville.  He was born September 6, 1931 in Montgomery County, IL., the son of Edward Christopher and Mary Louise (Sievers) Tester.  He married Erma Jean Miller in May, 1951 in Taylorville.  He retired in 1988 from Caterpillar as a storage control man.  He was a veteran of the U S Army and served in the Korean War and a lifetime member of the VFW Post #4495.

He is survived by his wife; son, Randy Ray Tester of Taylorville; daughter, Sharon Sue (Bob) Slaybaugh of Taylorville; 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister, 1 brother and his beloved dog Lilly.

Private Family Services will be held upon Mr. Tester's request on Friday, October 12, 2012 with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.  Sign on-line guest book at  Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society P O Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or Christian County Animal Control 300 S. Baughman Rd. Taylorville, IL.  62568.

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