Date of BirthSeptember 30, 1929
Date of PassingOctober 18, 2018
from Chicago, Illinois, United States
Everett Loury, a highly-decorated, retired senior executive with the Internal Revenue Service, has died. He passed away on Oct. 18, 2018, at home in Gainesville, FL. He was 88 years old.
Loury was honored by the IRS for boldly setting standards and demanding excellence of his employees, and he was revered by family for doing the same in life. "He was the model of a man," said granddaughter Tamara Chrisler.
A Chicago native, Loury was born at Provident Hospital on Sep. 30, 1929. He was a graduate of Englewood High School, Roosevelt University and Chicago Kent College of Law. Loury was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. In all, Loury spent more than 45 years in government service with the U.S. Postal Service, the U.S. Army, and the IRS, where he served as district director in Omaha and Cleveland and as director of the Kansas City Service Center.
"Ev was the consummate professional, and his direction and oversight of the [Kansas City Service Center] insured that it was one of the top service centers in the country throughout the time I was at the IRS," said former IRS Commissioner Lawrence Gibbs, who served in that role from August 1986 to March 1989. "He was one of the leaders within the IRS. I valued his friendship and so appreciated his support as well as his candor about the matters we worked on together."
In 1989, Loury received a Presidential Rank Award for senior executives signed by President George H.W. Bush. Upon his retirement in 1993, Loury was awarded the Albert Gallatin Award, the highest honorary career service award given by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
During retirement, Loury developed a deep passion for golf. He and his wife, Constance lived near golf courses and frequently played tournaments. Loury also volunteered with the Kansas Golf Association and the Small Business Administration.
Loury leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Constance (Stroud) Loury; son, Glenn C. Loury; daughter, Leanette Smith; brothers, James Lowry, and William E. Lowry Jr.; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
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