Robert "Pop" Evans

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Robert Pop Evans, 73, of Beaumont, Texas passed away Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont. He was born in Harrisburg, Arkansas on July 25, 1940 to the late Robert T. and Emmie Austin Evans. He served his country proudly in the Arkansas National Guard. Funeral services will be held at Melancons Funeral Home in Nederland, Texas on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Kevin McWilliams officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Melancons Funeral Home on Sunday, November 24, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery in Weiner, Arkansas at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 under the direction of Farmers Funeral Home in Weiner, Arkansas. Pop is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Donald Spider Evans. He is survived by his wife, Joan Hunt Evans of Beaumont; his sons, Bobby Evans and his wife, Renee of Richmond and Ricky Evans and his wife, Jeana of Nederland; his daughter, Beverlee Edwards and her husband, Ryan of Guy, Arkansas; his sister, Betty Hubbard and her husband, Mike of Grubbs, Arkansas; his brothers, Jerry Evans of Weiner, Eddie Evans and his wife, Carol of Weiner, Arkansas, and Tommy Evans and his wife, Terry of Gila Bend, Arizona; and his grandchildren, Alysha Evans, Cassie Evans, Will Morrison and his wife, Vanessa, Kaylyn Evans, Coleton Evans, Bethnee Edwards, JewelAnne Edwards, and Emmie Edwards. Robert, a retired farmer, lived in Weiner, Arkansas for over 20 years before moving to Winnie, Texas in the late 70s. He had been a John Deere mechanic and foreman of the new equipment shop. A member of the Weiner Volunteer Fire Department, he was an active member of the Weiner Christian Church. After moving to Winnie, he farmed rice, soybeans and milo until he turned the farming over to his son, Ricky. He and Joan were active members of Seventh Street Baptist Church of Nederland, Texas. Roberts friends dubbed him Mayor of Hebert Road because they met frequently to discuss local matters and fix the worlds problems. Pop raised his children to be good Christian people. A straight-shooter, he will leave a legacy of kindness and compassion, showing Christs love to all those he met. Memorials may be given to Harbor Hospice House of Beaumont or Seventh Street Baptist Church of Nederland. Details and registry available at

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Melancon's Funeral Home
1605 Avenue H
Nederland, TX 77627
(409) 722-0218
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 24, 2013
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