Jon A. Evans

Jon A. Evans passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 4 at age 81.
He retired from the U.S. Navy after 30 years of service. During his military career, he served as a hospital corpsman in Korea and Vietnam. He finished his career at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown at NOSTRA Lens Lab.
Jon took pride in his family and was always there for us. He never met a stranger.
He was predeceased by his elementary school friend, high school sweetheart and wife of 55 years, Wanda M. Evans and their daughter, Christine Evans Smith.
He is survived by his brothers, Ronald Evans of Cassville, Mo., Robert Evans (Dorothy) of Littleton, Co., and Howard "Buddy" Evans (Mary Catherine) of Austin, Tx.; daughters Nancy Hevener (George) of Franklin, W.V. and Elaine Good (Kirk) of Williamsburg; a son, Jon R. Evans (Bonnie) of Annapolis, Md.; seven grandchildren: Heather, Angela, Anna, Alison, Ashley, Taylor and Spencer; and nine great-grandchildren: Sarah, Ben, Evan, Jason, Grace, Emily, Madeline, David and Vivian.
A visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg. Funeral services will take place at Nelsen Funeral Home at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 10, followed by a burial with full military honors at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Honor Flight (, Honor Flight, Inc, Attn: Diane Gresse, 300 East Auburn Avenue, Springfield, Ohio, 45505. Online condolences may be offered at and
We wish for him "smooth seas and a following wind."

Funeral Home

Nelsen Funeral Home - Williamsburg
3785 Strawberry Plains Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23188
(757) 565-1141

Published in Virginia Gazette from June 7 to July 6, 2013