Address: Coxes Creek Road
Date of Death: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: John Evans, 90, of Coxes Creek Road, went home Tuesday, September 24, 2013. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Latt W. and Fannie Duncan Evans. He was the loving husband of Ethel Allie Evans who died in 2006. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Ned and Roy Evans and a sister, Ruth Smith. He was a WWII Marine Veteran, wounded at Okinawa. John was a member of Rebels Creek Baptist Church, an avid reader, enjoyed gardening and dearly enjoyed being a “grand daddy.”
Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Freeman and husband, Rev. GE Freeman, of Burnsville; two grandsons, John Mark Freeman and wife, Sherry, of Spruce Pine and Matthew S. Freeman and wife, Sandy, of Burke County; a step great granddaughter, Sabrena Burleson; and two brothers, Frank and Bill Evans both of Burnsville.
Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM Friday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Revs. GE Freeman and Paul Silver will officiate. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday in the Jacks Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 until 7:00 PM Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Rebels Creek Baptist Church, Youth Department, c/o Lisa W. Boone, 8991 NC 80, Bakersville, NC 28705 or Yancey County Public Library, P. O. Box 1659, Burnsville, NC 28714.
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