Jack Howard Evans

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Jack Howard Evans, 84, of Rockwood, 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. 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 U.S. 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 and Betty Evans.
He is survived by wife, Virginia W. Evans, Rockwood; daughter, Carol Evans Niles of Temecula, Calif.; son, H. Eddie Evans, Athens, Ala.; son, Barry W. Evans (Robin), Hixson; daughter, Carla E. McCuiston (Kevin), Rockwood; 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 and Collin McCuiston; great-grandchildren, Caroline McCuiston and Ellison McCuiston; sister, Mary Battles, Rockwood; brothers, James M. Evans, Rockwood, Frank Evans (Irene), Rockwood, Charles (Buster) Evans, Rockwood, Walter Evans, Kingston, and Wayne Evans (Helen), Brandon, Fla.; sister-in-law, Virginia T. Evans, Rockwood; a 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, in Evans Mortuary, Rockwood. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.; funeral will follow at 8 p.m., with the Rev. Marty Shadoan officiating. Concluding services and interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at Oak Grove Cemetery, Rockwood, with full military honors by U.S. Marines.

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805 North Gateway Avenue
Rockwood, TN 37854
(865) 354-2600
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Published in Roane County News from July 10 to July 11, 2014
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