Dec 062013

Bob Evans, 74, of Pinetop went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. A homegoing service will be held at 1 o’clock this afternoon (Dec. 6) at St. Johns Baptist Church in Holbrook, with graveside to follow at the Holbrook Cemetery.
He was born on July 27, 1939, in Lawrence, Miss., to the late Charlie and Lucille Evans. His stepmother, Catherine “Big Mama” Allen, also had a major influence in his life.
Bob attended Newton Vocational High School, where he was valedictorian. He recently earned the distinction of Best Male Athlete in the school’s history.
He studied economics at Tougaloo Southern Christian College.
Bob was married to Eloise Ward on Feb. 27, 1965. They were married 48 years.
He made an impact both in the workplace and in the community. Known as a hard worker and faithful employee, Bob held several management positions, served as union president and was one of the top-producing managers in his company’s history. Also, his passion for education was reflected by his term as president of the McNary School District Governing Board.
Bob was a ferocious competitor, and yet a kind person. He always enjoyed a good verbal debate. He was an avid football fan, loved the outdoors, and especially liked hiking and walking.
Survivors include his wife, Eloise Evans; two children, Lisa Lavette Evans and Lionel Vincent Evans; four grandchildren, Shontia Marie Ross, Drexal A. Anderson, Devante Juwuan Evans and Lidia-Jaymes Pendleton-Evans; two great-grandchildren, Saniyah Monet James and Alyssah Lanay Steele; two aunts, Adie Simon and Francis Bridges; and numerous friends and relatives.
Owens Livingston Mortuary of Show Low was in charge of the arrangements.Bob Evans