COLUMBIA— Michael Samuel Evans, Sr., 75, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. He was the son of Joseph Samuel Evans and Florence Sims Evans.
A funeral will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Arsenal Hill ARP Church in Columbia, with visitation one hour prior. A graveside service will follow at Brewington Presbyterian Church in Manning, SC at 2:00 p.m.
Drafted into the Army Air Corps, Michael was wounded in Vietnam on Easter Sunday 1968, and received a Purple Heart. He retired from Shakespeare Monofilament Co. He was a lifelong member of Arsenal Hill, where he served as Deacon, Elder, Clerk, and Treasurer at various times. He was elected as Elder Emeritus in July 2018. Michael served the ARP denomination as Vice Moderator of Synod, Moderator of Catawba Presbytery, Chairman of the Bonclarken Board of Trustees, and Chairman of the Dunlap Orphanage Board.
Surviving are his wife, Carol Keller Evans; his brother, John Ellison Evans; his daughter, Julie Evans Bowyer (Steve); his son, Michael Samuel Evans, Jr. (Roxana); and grandchildren, Nathan Bowyer, Sam Evans, Kristin Bowyer, and Josh Evans.
Memorials may be made to the Brewington Cemetery Association in care of Patti McElveen, 895 Pleasant Grove Rd., Lynchburg, SC 29080. Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park is assisting the family.