Everett Gerald Huneycutt Sr., 73, of Gloucester, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport with his family at his side after battling cancer.
A funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Free Grace Wesleyan Church on Harkers Island. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 pm at the church. He will be laid to rest following the service at Vergie Mae Cemetery, Harkers Island. Follow this link to view the live stream service https://fb.me/e/4FfeEUWrC
Gerald was born on October 27, 1947 to Everett James and Bessie Mae Huneycutt in Gloucester. Gerald was a man of many talents. Although he only completed the 10th grade, he went on to get his diploma in welding in August of 1966. With that he went on to work with General Steel down Hwy 101, which is now Jarrett Bay Boat Works. There he built pilot houses for tanker container ships. Gerald then worked for Charles Davis where he helped builder the Menhaden Boat, The Hushpuppy.
Gerald’s true passion was flying. As a young boy he would hitchhike from Gloucester to Beaufort Airport where he would cut the grass at the airfield to pay for his flying lessons. The men at the airport took him under their wings, figuratively and literally, and taught him to fly. Gerald got his flying license before he could drive a car! He became a fish spotter for Charles Davis, then with Beaufort Fisheries. To further his flying career, Gerald went to Virginia to work for many years as a fish spotter there. In April 1976 Gerald went to Brown Seaplane Base in Florida and got his Seaplane License. He had over 35,000 logged flying hours when he ended his flying career. He was one of the best at what he did. In 2003 Gerald went to work at Cherry Point FRC East where he was an aircraft mechanic for a little over 18 years and retired on April 15, 2019.
Gerald loved his family and friends and was loved and admired by all who knew him.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Cecile Huneycutt; four children, Billie Shannon Huneycutt, Gerald Everett Huneycutt Jr. (Marlena), William Daniel Huneycutt, and Sabrina Mae Huneycutt; grandchildren, Alyssa and William Bryson Huneycutt; step-grandchildren, Shelton and Shana Garner; and host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Brenda Sue Gillikin.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gerald’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noefs.net
Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC.