Kenneth David Evans, 71, of Benton, went home to be with the Lord Oct. 30, 2017, in a local hospital surrounded by family and friends. He was a member of Welcome Valley Baptist Church.
He served in the U. S. Marines during the Vietnam War, was a member of Ocoee Lodge 212 and retired from Maytag after 40 years. He loved fishing, watching Nascar and watching ballgames, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.
He is the son of Tim and Louise Evans. He was preceded in death by his father, Tim Evans; brother, Marion “Cotton” Evans; and sister, Helen Wilcoxon.
He is survived by his loving wife, Wanda Evans; children: Randy Evans, Sabrina Evans of Benton and Stacy (Mark) McDonald of Seminole, Fla.; step-daughter, Tammy (A.J.) Piper; grandchildren: Jake Evans, Aaron Ysidro, Alyssa Ysidro, Anna Spurlin and Melina Spurlin; great-grandchildren: Huddie Ysidro and Indica Ysidro; mother, Louise Evans; mother-in-law, Wilma Carroll; sister, Tanna Evans; sister-in-law, Connie Evans; brother-in-law, Sterling Wilcoxon; and several special nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at Higgins Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Carl Haulk and the Rev. Earl Gentry officiating.
Interment will follow in Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Nov. 1, 2017, at Higgins Funeral Home in Benton. A Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. at the end of visitation.
Serving as pallbearers will be Mo Moses, Randy Evans, Jake Evans, Aaron Ysidro, Jimmy Renner, A.J. Piper and Tim Smith.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Evans family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral.com.
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