Don Evans, age 91, of Jasper, Georgia passed away on October 4th, 2022.
Don was born in Rome, Georgia to Donald and Virginia Evans on October 28th, 1930 and lived in Rome until his high school years where he attended Rockmart High School. He attended Northwest Georgia Military College for a year. He was self employed most of his life and was an entrepreneur at heart. He worked in the house moving and demolition industry in his younger years and owned a metals recycling business for over 40 years until his retirement.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Betty Jean Evans; his daughter, Donna (James) Cutcliff of Powder Springs, Georgia; his step-daughter, Linda (Tommy) Fowler of Ball Ground, Georgia; his step-son, Steven Little of Jasper, Georgia; his sister, Ginger Broyles of Dallas, Georgia; his grandchildren: Hannah (Lane) Hudson of Leary, Georgia; Sarah (Caleb) Gilleland of Marietta, Georgia and Kevin (Daya) West of Canton, Georgia; his great-grandchildren: Vesper, Hutton, Valerie and Autumn along with several nieces and nephews.
To say Don was a boating enthusiast would be putting it lightly, he loved old wooden boats and enjoyed many float trips on the inter coastal waterways and the waters of the Florida Peninsula. Traveling, especially ocean cruising, was Don and Jean’s passion.
“When I come to the end of my journey
And I travel my last weary mile
Just forget if you can, that I ever frowned
And remember only my smile.” Ellen Bailey
He will be lovingly remembered and sorely missed.
A graveside service will take place at 1PM on Friday, October 7th at Lake Forest Memorial Park: 280 Camp Rd. Jasper, Georgia 30143.
Care and trust has been placed with In Their Honor of Jasper Funerals and Cremations. 706-253-5060