EVANS BILL G. EVANS, Lt. Col. (Ret.) 40-year veteran of the Fairfax Water Board dies after 85 years Bill G. Evans (85), former VP of Towers-Perrin (DC), US Army Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) and a 40-year member of the Fairfax Water board passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at The Crossings in Fredericksburg, VA. Evans was with Towers-Perrin for 28 years serving as Director of Public Sector Services for its general management consulting division. B Evans was the founding President of Williamsburg Manor Association, recently recognized by the Board of Fairfax Water for service by ascribing his name to the Boardroom and in 2009 named recipient of Fairfax County Fowler Award for distinguished service to the community quality of life. Evans was a graduate of the University of Maryland University College and served on the Chancellor's Advisory Council. He was also a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS. During his military service, Evans was awarded the Legion of Merit while a member of the Office of the Chief of Staff, US Army prior to his retirement in 1968. He was also awarded the Bronze and Silver Stars. Evans was a member of the National Advisory Cabinet of Guideposts, avid "promoter" of Norman Vincent Peale's famous work "The Power of Positive Thinking," and instrumental in the distribution of a series of free inspirational "pocket" booklets to all branches of the military. Evans served on the House Committee of the Army/Navy Club (DC) and worshipped for 45 years at Fort Belvoir VA Chapel. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen Reed Evans, now living in Fredericksburg, VA. They have four children, Sharon Evans Thomas of Fredericksburg, VA, Rev. Sandi Evans Rogers of Frederick, MD, Rickard Evans of West Palm Beach, FL and Kenneth Evans of Virginia Beach, VA. Evans is also survived by one sister-in-law, Janet Reed Cross, Melbourne, FL; seven grandchildren, Jesse and Reed Rogers, Colorado Springs, CO, Blake Evans, Richmond, VA, Billy, Hunter and Kristen Evans and Kimberly Evans Pabst, of West Palm Beach, FL; several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Fort Belvoir Chapel, VA 22060, where memorial expressions should be directed in lieu of flowers; or, to Guideposts Foundation Military Outreach, firstname.lastname@example.org; or toWoundedWarriorProject,email@example.com. A reception will be held after the service at the Ft Belvoir Officers' Club. Friends attending the service should enter Fort Belvoir through Tully Gate off Route 1 with appropriate identification. Internment at Arlington National Cemetery will be Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 3 p.m. Online guest book at: covenantfuneralservice.com
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Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 27, 2011