Howard Evans

Rev. Howard E. Evans

Delmar, DE-Rev. Howard E. Evans, 91, of Delmar, DE passed away peacefully March 23, 2014 with his children by his side. He was born in Delmar, DE to the late Raymond and Minnie Pusey Evans.

A 1940 graduate of Delmar High School, he worked for a period of time farming, at Webb Packing Company, and at DuPont in Seaford DE. He met and married his sweetheart, Lois Short, in 1941. Shortly after that he was called to serve his county in the Army. He served in the Philippines during WWII and was enroute to Japan when the atomic bomb ended the war. While stationed in Japan, he helped in the stabilization of that war-torn country and was also heavily involved in the GI Gospel Hour mission work.

During his military service, he accepted the Lord's call to ministry and returned home to attend Houghton College in New York and Drew Theological Seminary in New Jersey. He was a Minister for over 50 years with the Conference of the Peninsula-Delaware United Methodist Church, serving churches throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. After his retirement, he provided pastoral support at other churches, including Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene and Faith Community Church both in Salisbury.

In addition to his late parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Lois, a special friend Dorene Johnson and his brother James Evans.

He is survived by his children, Rev. Dale Evans and Lynette Wright and her husband Bruce, all of Salisbury. He is also survived by grandchildren, Kevin Wright and his wife Sara, and Stacy Messick and her husband Jerry, all of Delmar. Great-grandchildren include Luke, Noah, Chloe and Cassidy Wright and Londyn and Ellysen Messick. He is also survived by numerous cousins and other extended family members, as well as many friends.

A funeral service will be held at Cross Pointe Church of the Nazarene on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Friends may call on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Holloway Funeral Home, Salisbury and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at Cross Pointe. Rev. Ronald Parker will officiate, assisted by the Revs. Benita Harris, Harvey Dixon and Rob Dicken. Burial with military honors will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to an organization that was very dear to his heart, the Christian Shelter, 334 Barclay Street, Salisbury MD 21804 or organizations such as CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ), the Billy Graham Association, or the Wounded Warrior project.

Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, P.A., 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury MD 21804. To send condolences to the family, please visit


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Published in The Daily Times from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2014