The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


June 20, 2013

Jesse “Shep” Evans Jr.

— Jesse Price “Shep” Evans Jr., 85, of Elkmont passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013.

Mr. Evans was born Nov. 17, 1927, in Limestone County, to Jesse Price Evans Sr., and Cludia Mae Stepp Evans.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Dr. Timothy McDowell officiating. Burial will be in Leggtown Cemetery.

Visitation is from noon until 1:45 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Evans was a member of Elkmont United Methodist Church. He was a World War II Navy veteran, and retired from Army Missile Command in Huntsville. He was a member of American Legion Post 49, VFW post 4762, Elkmont High School Booster Club, and was a longtime basketball official.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Claudia Evans; brothers, Thomas Price Evans and Joseph Tyler Evans.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Morris Evans of Elkmont; three sons, Jesse Price Evans III and wife Dawn of Birmingham, Clayton Webb Evans and wife Deborah of Elkmont, and Boyd Haney Evans of Ardmore; four grandchildren, Jesse Price Evans IV, Martin Whitfield Evans, Clayton Maxwell Evans and wife Katie, all of Birmingham, and Bonnie Baker Evans and fiancé Joe Pierce of Auburn; great-grandchild Caden James Evans of Birmingham; sister, Ruth Evans Wright of St. Simons Island, Ga.; brother, James Nowlin Evans and wife Eve of Charleston, S.C.; nephew, Don Wright and wife Joy of St. Simons Island; niece, Susan Evans of Elkmont; sister-in-law, Betty Evans of Elkmont.

Pallbearers will be George Sandlin, Price Evans, Martin Evans, Max Evans, David Jones, Bert Bradford, Hunter Wright and Glen Davenport. Honorary pallbearers will be Dickey Hobbs, Gary Compton, Tommy Carter, Don Wright, Jerry Bradford, Charles Morris, Joe Morris and Greg Willingham.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Elkmont United Methodist Church Building Fund.

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