Lawrence O. Evans

Lawrence O. Evans, 73, of Slocum concluded his journey in this life at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Smith Health Care Ltd., Mountain Top.

Born in rural Berwick on April 4, 1939, he was a son of the late Lawrence O. Evans Sr. and Ada Mae Crawford Evans. He graduated from Berwick High School and served in the U.S. Army from Jan. 3, 1962 to Dec. 5, 1963 with the Maintenance Battalion 5th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. He retired from HPG., Mountain Top, and then went to Rinehimer Bus Co., Slocum. He really liked driving the school bus.

He was a member of Sylvania Lodge 354 F & AM, Shickshinny, Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg. His favorite vactation spot was Chincoteague Island, Va., and going to auctions and fleemarkets. His favorite eats were fried chicken.

He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Ida Mae Whitenight; and stepbrother, Ronald Smith.

Lawrence will be remembered by his wife of 46 years, the former Carol Yeager; daughter, Amanda Evans and companion, Gregory Drum, Slocum; sister, Anna Mae Banks; mother-in-law, Nellie Yeager, Mountain Top; his pup, Peanut; niece, Denise Farver; sister-in-law, Yvonne Smith; stepbrother, Richard Banks; and nephew, Thomas Banks.

"In our hearts, a memory of Lawrence will always be kept."

A celebration of life memorial will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, with the Revs. Michelle Kaufman and Scott Ryan presiding.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to GIST Cancer Research Fund, 55 Sawmill Road, New York City, NY 10956, or Luzerne County SPCA, 524 E. Main St., Foxhill Road, Wilkes-Barre PA 18702.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 19, 2013