Kenneth R. Evans, 74, of Christopher, IL, long time resident of Clarksville, FL, died at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at his home.
Mr. Evans was born on September 26, 1937 in Kaufman, TX the son of James Ebert and Lottie (McKee) Evans. He married the former Rosie Robey on August 11, 1956, and she survives. Kenneth was a retired farmer and a Vietnam War U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a deacon at Poplar Head Baptist Church in Clarskville, FL and enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and traveling.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Rosie Evans, Christopher, IL, two daughters, Beverly Diane (Mike) Lancaster, Dothan, AL, Ricki K. Wilson, Royalton, IL, one son, Richard (Anita) Evans, Christopher, IL, ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three brothers, Floyd (Mary) Evans, Hobbs, NM, Loyd (Frances) Evans, San Angelo, TX, Leroy (Barbara) Evans, Amarillo, TX, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mr. Evans was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Dean Evans, one sister, Jean Henderson and one grandson, Luke Lancaster.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to Noon Saturday, January 28, at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory, Benton, IL. Funeral services will be held at Noon Saturday at the funeral home with Danny Robey officiating. Burial will be in the Franklin Cemetery, Whittington, IL with military rites performed by the Benton American Legion Post 280 and V.F.W. Post 5671.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959 and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Visit www.hobbsjohnson.com to sign the memorial guestbook.