EVANS, EDWARD JR., 82, of Louisville, surrounded by his family, entered the gates of Heaven on January 23, 2013.
He was born in Beaver Dam, KY, the first son of Edward and Eva Evans.
After graduating from the University of Louisville, Mr. Evans served in the Army where he was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He was also the president of Evans Real Estate Company until his retirement. Although an accomplished businessman, he would tell you that his greatest successes in life were his family and most importantly, his 35 year relationship with Jesus Christ. "....To live is Christ, to die is gain." Philippians 1:21.
Mr. Evans is preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Alice Rose (Priddy) Evans; sister Pauline (Evans) Walz; and his parents.
Edward leaves behind a proud legacy of five children, Virginia Marie Brown (Rick), Linda Kay Woods (Richard), Edward Evans IV (Kathy), Michael Edward Evans (Sandra) and Donna Ann Francke (Tony) along with 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Robert Evans (Betty).
A Celebration of Life Service will be held noon Monday at Evergreen Funeral Home with entombment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Saturday from 4-8 p.m. and Sunday from 2-8 p.m.
On behalf of the entire Evans Family, we wish to express our gratitude to the staff of Green Meadows Healthcare Center for their care and support.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Jan. 25, 2013