Don J. Evans, 57, of Houston, died March 29, 2012, as the result of an 18-month battle with Stage 4 lung cancer. He was born July 9, 1954, in St. Louis, the son of Earl and Gladys (Bequette) Evans. He attended Success and Houston schools and graduated from Houston High School in 1972.
Don played sports as a child and had a love for baseball. He and his son watched St. Louis Cardinal games together and were able to see one final World Series victory last year. He was excellent with woodworking and could build about anything you could imagine.
Don worked at Lees from 1972- 988. He then received the job of his dreams working for MoDOT in 1990. He excelled in that position and would have retired in July of this year. His MoDOT co-workers were his second family. He was in charge of signs and was noted as being the best sign man in the district. He enjoyed spending time with his daughter and attending his grandson’s ballgames. His biggest hobby of all was spending time with his beautiful wife of 38 years, Kathy. The two were inseparable. No one could imagine the love they had for each other.
Don is survived by his wife, Kathy of the home; a daughter, Stacy Cantrell and husband, Brian, of Houston; a son, Randy, and wife, Dawn, of Republic; a grandson, Tanner Cantrell of Houston; a granddaughter, Alison Green of Park Hills; and numerous other family members and close friends.
Services were Monday, April 2, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Houston with Pastor Tom Baggett officiating. Pallbearers were Justin Adey, Greg Vanhorn, Travis Cross, Greg Hinton, Travis Sanders, Steve Mayberry Jerry Spencer, Travis Pearson, Lloyd Creuse and Albert Foxworthy. Services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to Hospice Compassus of Mountain Grove in his honor.