Services for Bennie Lee Everhart Sr., 62, of Red Oak were held Sunday, April 11, 2010, in Phillips & Luckey Funeral Chapel with Rev. Doug Springer officiating. His body will be cremated. Mr. Everhart died Wednesday, April 7, at the Medical Center in Plano.
He was born March 20, 1948, in Austin to Willie Albert and Dorothy Ophelia (Hutson) Everhart.
He married Vickie Lynne Pounders on Feb. 8, 1975, at First Christian Church in Rockdale.
Mr. Everhart grew up and attended school in Oklahoma. He was a self-employed subcontractor.
Mr. Everhart was the first owner and driver of a limited modified dirt track race car in the Dallas- Fort Worth area. In 2003, he was track champion at 85 Speedway in Ennis and finished third in national points in 2006. He is the only driver who has been in the top 10 in SIMS national points every single year of the sanction.
Mr. Everhart was a pilot and enjoyed motorcycle touring, trail rides, hunting elk in Colorado, black powder and bow and arrow hunting. He was a member of Oklahoma National Guard during Vietnam and Texas National Guard.
Mr. Everhart was preceded in death by his father in 1969 and his mother in 1999.
Survivors are his wife, Vickie Pounders Everhar t of Red Oak; a son, Bennie Lee Everhart Jr. of Desoto; a daughter, Dionne Carol Everhart of Denton; a brother, Billy Joe Everhart of Osage City, Kansas; and a sister, Joyce Elaine Shugart of Round Rock.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Juvenile Diabetes.