Obituary – R. Joe Evans

EVANS, R. JOE – age 65, of Knoxville passed away July 30, 2004 at St. Mary’s Hospice. He was a member of Park West Church of God. Joe was a popular gospel singer in the Knoxville area. He worked in ministry at local prisons and was active in a children’s out reach program K.I. C. K.O. Joe served in the United States Army Reserve. He was proud of his heritage and was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans to honor the memory of his ancestors who served in both sides of the Civil War. He is preceded in death by parents Woodrow Franklin, Sr. and Evelyn Ruth Evans. He is survived by wife Gayle Evans; children, Robert Evans, Jr., Tina Squailia and husband Deder, Greg Evans; stepsons Mark and Dean Treadway; grandchildren Robert Taylor Evans, Roy Evans, Amber Brown, Thomas Brown; great grandson Ryan Taylor Evans; brothers Woodrow Evans Jr., George and wife Frankie Evans, Ron and wife Patti Evans; sisters Margaret and husband Herbert Weaver, Charlotte and husband Steve Curry; several nieces and nephews and uncle Anton Walczyk. At Joe’s request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Knoxville Inner City Kids OutReach P.O. Box 14487 Knoxville, TN 37914-1487. Graveside services will be Sunday at 2 pm at Solway Church of God. Family will receive friends Saturday, July 31 from 6-8 pm with the service to follow with Pastor Gerald McGinnis of Park West Church of God officiating and Greg Evans assisting. Weaver Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

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