The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


December 5, 2013

Tommy Evans

QUINLAN — Tommy Dean Evans, 80 year-old of Quinlan, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 3, 2013.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel in Greenville with Minister Jim Barnett officiating. Interment will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Quinlan.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Born Jan. 8, 1933, in Matador, Texas, Tommy was the son of Carol and Dorthy (Stafford) Evans. He graduated from Bland High School in 1951 where he was very active in sports. He later joined the United States Army and served in the Korean War. After serving in the Army, he met the love of his life, Mary Ann Chambers; they were married May 18, 1957, in Durant, Okla. Together they raised two boys, Phillip and Jerry. Tommy was a carpenter and a jack-of-all-trades. He loved playing golf and being around his family and friends. He loved attending the Bland class reunions and always kept in touch with his classmates.  Most of all, he loved to cook for large groups of people. He was known for his signature dish of chicken and dumplings.

Tommy is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Ann; son Jerry Morgan and wife Elizabeth; granddaughters Christa Lormand and  husband David, April Wright and husband Shayne, Holly Morgan, Mindy Saxxon and husband Jesse, and Brittany Merritt and husband Billie; eight great-grandchildren; sister Dorthy Marshall; sister-in-law Rose Evans; and numerous nieces and nephews who loved him very much.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Phillip Dale Morgan; brothers Billy Joe Evans, Marion Evans and wife Billie, Carol Evans Jr. and wife Mary; and sister Irene Lyons.

Pallbearers will be Teddy Manning, Marty Manning, Bill Evans, Bobby Taylor, Randy Taylor and Jeb Evans.

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