Carlos “Wayne” Evans, 72, son of Carlos and Opal (Hubbs) Evans, was born March 13, 1944, in Ashley Creek, Mo. He passed away at his home in Elk Creek, Mo., on Aug. 10, 2016.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Eddie Joe; and two sisters, Dorma Lea and Margie.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, June Evans; son, Brad and wife, Melanie; two grandchildren, Katy and Kaleb; two daughters, Monica and Rebecca; and many other family members.
Wayne graduated from high school in 1962. He married Barbara “June” Emory on June 24, 1977.
Wayne was always busy. He worked at the Montauk Hatchery, Boiling Springs Resort, drove for Coca Cola and also drove a freight truck. He worked at the International Shoe in Salem and Brown Shoe in Houston. He spent five years at the Correctional Center. He and June also owned a ceramic shop for several years.
Keeping busy was a way of life, and he was never one to sit and “do nothing.” Many projects kept him on the go, especially working with wood, fashioning special objects for those he loved. He never had a dull moment, because he was never idle.
He loved the outdoors and spent many hours hunting and fishing. He was a “wheeler dealer” on Ebay, relishing getting the “best buy” at the last moment.
Wayne loved his family and especially being with those wonderful grandkids.
He will be missed by his family and many friends made throughout the years.
Services were 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Evans Funeral Home with Pastor Gerald Koogler and Pastor Kenny Martin officiating. Burial was in Boone Creek Cemetery, Licking, Mo. Pallbearers were Josh Maxey, Eddie Evans, Leroy Cole, Jim Gaither, Aaron Cantrell and Harley Coulter.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Faith Fellowship SuperKids program. Arrangements were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.evansfh.com.