Harry Lloyd Evans, 78, of Ionia, died Friday, November 9, 2012, at Harry S. Truman Veteran's Hospital, Columbia. He was born on September 26, 1934, at Norfolk, Nebraska, a son of Lloyd Elmer and Oma Clyde (Carrico) Evans.
On March 17, 1956, at First Christian Church in Bolivar, he was united in marriage to Lorene Beth Vaughn. This union was blessed with nine children.
For twenty years, he worked for Columbia Metal Windows of Kansas City installing windows and cutting glass. After retiring from there, he spent many years working at his salvage yard in Ionia. From 1952 -1954, he served his country honorably in the United States Navy
during the Korean Conflict
on the USS Whetstone. He was a member of the American Legion of Kansas City.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and great-grandkids and loved telling stories about his childhood and time in the military. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and football.
He is survived by: his wife, Lorene Evans of Lincoln; four daughters, Jackie Ann Tackett of Cole Camp, Patty Adkins of Odessa, Paula Burmood of Springfield, and Tabatha Evans of Knob Noster; five sons, Ronnie Evans of Ionia, Larry Evans of Windsor, Darrel Evans of Windsor, Bryan Evans of Lincoln, and Stevie Evans of Windsor; two sisters, Pearl Stuthman of Las Vegas, NV, and Peggy Flesner of Plain View, NE; thirteen grandchildren; and twenty-one great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, six brothers, and four grandchildren.
A military service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp, with a visitation to follow. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post No. 305 of Cole Camp.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be given to Disabled American Veterans in care of the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.