GREENVILLE - Ray Evans, 81, Of Greenville, passed away early morning Sept. 15, 2013, at Heartland of Greenville.
He was born Aug. 17, 1932, in Pineville, Ky., a son of the late William and Ethel (Cheek) Evans. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Velma (Centers) Evans; his second wife, Marilyn Rose (Younts) Evans; a sister, Annie Patterson and a great-grandson, Austin Waymire.
Ray was a mechanic for Evans Trucking, served in the United States Army, was a member of the Ansonia American Legion, the Union City Veterans of Foreign Wars and Union City Eagles.
He is survived by three children, David (Denise) Bonar of Trinity, Ala., Terry (Kendra) Evans of Lebanon, Ohio, and Beverly (Tom) Thompson of Greenville, Ohio; five Siblings, Curt (Shirley) Evans of Barboursville, Ky., Mick (Betty) Evans of Milford, Ohio, Wade (Charlotte) Evans of Connersville, Ind., Patsy Clark of Ansonia, Ohio, and Dana (Sam) Kiser of Jackson Center, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ray has also left behind Carol Slyder. She and Ray loved each other deeply and have shared the past 11 years of their lives together.
Services will be held 12 p.m. Thursday at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, with Pastor Eric Knight officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.
The family will be receiving guests Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 3131 S. Dixie Drive, Suite 221, Dayton, OH 45439. Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com
Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home
1000 Broadway Greenville, OH 45331
Published in The Daily Advocate on Sept. 16, 2013