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EVANS, MR. JACK HOWARD - age 84, of Rockwood, Tennessee, passed away at his residence on Monday, July 7, 2014. Mr. Evans was a member of First Baptist Church in Rockwood, Rockwood Lodge #403 F&AM, and Carpenters Union Local #50, Knoxville, Tennessee. Howard was retired from TVA Kingston Steam Plant with 29 years' service. He served as a staff sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, where he was a machine gun unit leader, and served on the front lines of the Korean War. An expert marksman, he taught small arms fire at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He was also a well-known fast-pitch softball pitcher. But to Howard, his greatest accomplishment was being a papaw to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents, Jack and Mayme Evans; son-in-law, W. Duane Niles; brothers, Bob Evans, Edward Evans, Ray Claude Evans (Gladys), George Evans (Maggie); brothers-in-law, Leon Battles, Carl (Wimp) Winters; sisters-in-law, Louise and Billie Evans; Betty Evans. He is survived by wife, Virginia W. Evans of Rockwood, Tennessee; daughter, Carol Evans Niles of Temecula, California; son, H. Eddie Evans of Athens, Alabama; son, Barry W. Evans (Robin) of Hixson, Tennessee; daughter, Carla E. McCuiston (Kevin) of Rockwood, Tennessee; grandchildren, Ashley Ava Niles, Jacob R. Evans (Megan), Lauren W. Evans, Amy E. Evans, Ashton B. Evans, Kevin Lee McCuiston, II (Sarah B.), Christen McCuiston, Caleb McCuiston( Hannah S.), Kyle McCuiston, Collin McCuiston; great grandchildren, Caroline McCuiston, Ellison McCuiston; sister, Mary Battles of Rockwood, Tennessee; brothers, James M. Evans of Rockwood, Tennessee, Frank Evans (Irene) of Rockwood, Tennessee, Charles (Buster) Evans of Rockwood, Tennessee, Walter Evans of Kingston, Tennessee, Wayne Evans (Helen) of Brandon, Tennessee; ister-in-law, Virginia T. Evans of Rockwood, Tennessee; host of nieces, nephews, and friends in the community. Mr. Evans was a faithful husband, a loving father, and the best papaw in the whole world. Arrangements are as follows, Friday, July 11, 2014, at Evans Mortuary of Rockwood, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral will follow at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Marty Shadoan, officiating. Concluding services and interment will be on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood at 11:00 a.m. with full military honors by U.S. Marines. Evans Mortuary is serving the family of Mr. Jack Howard Evans.

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Evans Mortuary
805 North Gateway Avenue Rockwood, TN 37854
(865) 354-2600
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on July 10, 2014
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