Captain Everett W. "Hoot" Foote

Captain Everett W. "Hoot" Foote, (12), 86, a longtime resident of Virginia Beach, died peacefully of natural causes at Westminster-Canterbury Retirement Community on April 6.


Everett spent his childhood in Akron, Ohio before attending the U.S. Naval Academy and graduating with the Class of 1956. He went on to earn his Wings of Gold as a Naval Aviator and, over 36 years of active duty, wound up accumulating more than 4,200 flight hours in 46 models of aircraft and logged 848 arrested landing. He also flew 167 combat missions over North Vietnam during three combat deployments.


Everett had command four times during his Navy career: VA-75, Carrier Air Wing 8, USS El Paso, and Amphibious Squadron 6. His personal awards included three Distinguished Flying Crosses, 15 Air Medals, and a Bronze Star.


Following his retirement, Everett worked as the tech rep for the LCAC program at NAB Little Creek. He was an active member of the congregation at First Presbyterian Church and an avid golfer.


Everett was preceded in death by Laura Withers Foote, his wife of 53 years. He is survived by his two daughters, Carrie Carroll of Annapolis, Md. and Elizabeth Foote of Solomon's Island, Maryland, and four grandchildren.


A private memorial service will be held at the U.S. Naval Academy at a later date. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Published in The Virginian Pilot on Apr. 9, 2017