Richard Evey(1941 - 2013)

photoRichard T. "Dick" Evey, age 72, passed away May 23rd in Knoxville, TN. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Dick was a first round draft choice for the Chicago Bears in 1964. He played defensive end and tackle for the Bears for six years before finishing out his career with the Los Angeles Rams, Detroit Lions, and the World Football League. He was an avid outdoorsman and real estate developer. Dick served in the Army National Guard during the Chicago riots. A Christian, Dick truly enjoyed his life and has now gone to his reward in heaven. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, June 5, from 11 am to 2 pm at Smithview Pavilion located at 601 Smithview Drive, Maryville, TN 37803. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project at You can share your memories and condolences at

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on May 26, 2013