William Robert “Doc” Evans, 97, died at his residence Friday, April 25, 2014.
He was a former employee of Superior Cleaners and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
He was a local farmer who enjoyed hunting and watching the Gaithers videos.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Louisa (Prince) Evans; brothers: Pledger, George “Buss”, Ed, L.A., Carlton “Cotton,” Bedford and Jude Evans; and sisters: Ida Mae Rose, Amy Segraves, Minnie Beaty and Louise Dodson.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Leola Humberd Evans; two sons: Terry Evans and wife, Dora, and Bobby Evans; one grandson, Darrell Evans and wife, Melanie; great-grandchildren: Amber and Jonathan Jones, all of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Revs. Tim Paul and Johnnie Humberd officiating.
Interment will follow at Hilcrest Memorial Gardens concluding with a white dove release ceremony.
Serving as pallbearers will be John Dodson, Eddie Evans, Danny Evans, Steve Humberd, Alan Humberd and Lonnie Lynn. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Evans, Bill Bain, Skip Griswold, Jim Young, Jerry Garland and Brian Davis.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, April 27, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Avalon Hospice and Home Care Solutions Home Health and Betty Brown.
The family requests donations be made to the Gideons, or a charity of your choice.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Evans family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.