Wayne Evans, 78, of Beverly Hills, Fla., passed away Feb. 24, 2014, at Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast Care Center in Inverness. A native of Allegre, Ky., he was born July 26, 1935, to Edward and Gabby (Naylor) Evans. Wayne was a truck driver by profession and retired from Suburban Propane in Citrus County. He was also an ironworker when he was younger. Mr. Evans served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
and was a passionate motorcyclist. Wayne moved to Florida in 1985 from Alpha, N.J., and was the former president of the Golden Arrow Motorcycle Club, Phillipsburg, N.J. He was also a deacon of the Southern Baptist Church Convention and a member of the Int'l Brotherhood of Ironworkers, Staten Island, N.Y.
Mr. Evans is survived by sons, Wayne Evans (Mary Louise), Easton, Pa., and Alan Wayne Evans (Sherri Lynn), Scottrun, Pa.; brothers, Montie Moore (Sandy Olah), Nazareth, Pa., and Robert Evans (Miriam), Phillipsburg, Pa.; sisters, Patricia Ann Evans, Nazareth, Pa., Linda Lou Charles (Robert John), Easton, Pa., and Sharon Kay of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Dana, Alyssa, Amber, Jeanine and Madeline; and several step grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. Wayne was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Wayne Evans (April 12, 1997) and a brother, Dennis David Evans.
Friends will be received from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, where a celebration of life will take place at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at a later date at Florida National Cemetery.