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1949 "Grandpa" 2023

Jeffrey Omer Evans

December 12, 1949 — November 24, 2023

Julian

Jeffrey Omer Evans, known affectionately as Grandpa, passed away on November 24, 2023, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 12, 1949, in Manhattan, Kansas to the late Lawrence Earle Evans and Carol Shields Evans.  

Jeff had a great sense of humor. He was a natural jokester and had the remarkable ability to make anyone smile. Known for his generous heart, he would give you the shirt off his back without hesitation. His kindness knew no bounds, and he touched the lives of all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

A dedicated and honorable patriot, Jeff served in the U.S. Navy for over 22 years before retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. He served with distinction during the Vietnam War and was later stationed primarily on Whidbey Island, Washington. Jeff's commitment to serving his country exemplified his selflessness and loyalty.

Outside of his military service, Jeffrey had a passion for fishing. He was an avid fisherman and proudly became a member of the Alamance County Bass Masters. He found great peace by being on the water fishing.  Jeff's proudest accomplishments were attaining the rank of Eagle Scout which took years of dedication as well as becoming a Master Gardener. 

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Kristine Margaret Ladd Evans in 1998, as well as his parents Lawrence Earle Evans and Carol Shields Evans. Jeff leaves behind a legacy of love through his children: Heather Hood (David) of Alabama, Kari Powers (Mike) of North Carolina, Jeffrey O.D. Evans (Debra Stinson) of Washington, Nathan Evans (Ashlie Bird) of Tennessee, and Suzi Mach (Quinton) of Washington. He was a cherished grandpa and great-grandpa, with numerous beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews who brought immeasurable joy to his life.  He is also survived by his siblings: Stephanie Gaissert (George) of South Carolina, Jana Behlen of Kansas, and Kevin Evans of Oklahoma. 

Jeffrey Omer Evans was a man who lived life to the fullest. His infectious laughter, kind heart, and unwavering love for his family will forever be cherished by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Authoracare Hospice for the compassionate care for Jeff over the last several weeks. 

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