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Chad Allan Everett, 46, of Burlington, Ky., passed away August 3, 2013. Born September 20, 1966, Chad was the youngest son of Shirley and the late Glen Everett of Pleasant Mills.
While attending Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Chad made a visit to Indiana University in Bloomington, where he met Kelly Mansfield. The couple married on August 24, 1991, and four adored sons soon followed.
A 1985 graduate of Adams Central High School, Chad spent a great deal of his youth playing sports, including football and baseball. He passed this enthusiasm for athletics on to his four tall, handsome and athletic sons, whom he playfully referred to as the 4Ds.
As vice president of Safety, Security and Compliance at the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), Chad worked with his security team when former President George W. Bush visited Cincinnati.
For more than 20 years, Chad and his team weathered various concerns of problematic clients, potential terrorism, and questionable chemical threats, all the while maintaining safe travel and work conditions for the public and his coworkers.
When Chad was diagnosed with carcinoid cancer, he fought a mighty battle and was optimistic as he bravely and courageously soldiered on. He was surrounded by his wife, sons, family and friends when he left this world, and was no doubt welcomed by those who have passed on before him: his father, Glen Everett; mother-in-law, Pat Mansfield; and many friends and family members.
Among survivors are his wife, Kelly; his four sons, Drew, 22, of Burlington, Ky.; Dane, 19, a sophomore at Georgetown College, Ky.; Devon, 17, a senior at Beechwood High School; and Dalton, 15, a sophomore at Beechwood; his mother, Shirley Everett; and four siblings: Shelley (Ked) Ringger; Glen (Cynthia) Everett; Coni (Hank) Mayer; and Ed (Emily) Everett, all of rural Adams County; brothers-in-law, Scott Mansfield of Calif.; Mark (Lynn) Mansfield of Wash.; Mike (Lisa) Mansfield of Ohio; and Brett Mansfield of Fla.; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Chad is dearly missed by his family, the many friends who have become family, and his associates at CVG Airport. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8, at Linnemans Funeral Home, 1940 Burlington Pike, Burlington, KY 41005.
A Mass in his honor will be held on Friday, August 10 at 9:30 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica, 1140 Madison Avenue in Covington, Ky.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, Aug. 9, at the Beechwood High School Cafeteria, 54 Beechwood Road, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017, following the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chad A. Everett Memorial Fund, c/o The Fifth Third Bank, available at all Fifth Third Bank branches.