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John W "Bill" Evins passed away October 5, 2012. He was born on September 1, 1931 in Beaumont TX to John and Lucile Evins. After serving in the United States Air Force for five years he attended Texas A&M University prior to working in the field of corrosion control developing coatings for pipelines in Texas and Alaska. Being a native Texan, he shocked everyone when at the age of 40 he decided to move his family to a 130 acre farm in Southeast Missouri to raise hogs. Having never lived on a farm or even seen a hog, he read everything he could find on raising feeder pigs. His goal was to raise a longer leaner hog. He achieved this goal when the Evins Pig Farm was one of two farms chosen in Wayne County Missouri for the Governor's Spotlight tour in Agriculture. Coming home to Texas in 1994 he returned to his Masonic teachings and became Worshipful Master of the Conroe Masonic Lodge #748 in 1997. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Joy Robinson and his brother Everett Evins. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Carolyn, daughter Lindsey, granddaughters, Aimee, Gina and her husband John Lee, two great-granddaughters, Hunter and Kara Lee, his sister Janie and her husband Harold Van Dyke, one nephew and several nieces. The Memorial will be at the Houston National Cemetery, located at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive on Friday, October 19, at 10:30 A.M. The family would like to give a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Scarborough and Dr. Boyle for their many years of care and to his special care givers Karrie, Brenda, and Trimina.
Published on yourconroenews.com from October 14 to October 27, 2012