JG (Gordon) Evans

Obituary of JG (Gordon) Evans

JG Evans, also known as Gordon Evans, of Eutawville SC, passed from this earthly life on July 17, 2021 at home surrounded by family. He was a Christian and when his health allowed, he attended the First Baptist Church of Eutawville.

 

Mr. Evans was born Sept 23, 1928 to Mabel Smith Evans and Louie Evans Sr. in Mangham, LA. At the age of 17, he joined the Army Air Corp and became a Master Paratrooper and Hand to Hand Combat Instructor. When the Army and the Air Corp became separate branches of the military, he was assigned to the 11th Airborne Division and later transferred to the 82nd Airborne Division. He retired from the Army after serving 22 years, 6 months and 11 days. He then pursued a career driving and delivering automobile parts in NC and SC for Carquest Auto Parts. He retired from Carquest in 1993.

 

He met and married Rachel Chapman, his wife of 44 years, in North Carolina.

 

He was predeceased by his wife, Rachel; his daughter, Sandra Renee Evans Shampy; his granddaughter, Melissa Corley Haley; four brothers, and four sisters.

 

Surviving him are his children, Teresa Evans Corley (Milton) of North Myrtle Beach, Stephen Eugene Evans Sr. (Kathy) of Eutawville, Lesia Evans-Smith of Lugoff; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren, with one expected in December 2021; and his sister, Lola Mae Mewborn of LA.

 

We would especially like to thank Steve and Kathy Evans for their devoted love and care of Dad for 18 years. Thank you to Kathy Evans for caring for Dad and being there for him when we couldn't.

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Saturday
24
July

Visitation

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park
845 Leesburg Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
803-776-1092
Saturday
24
July

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Thompson Funeral Home Chapel at Greenlawn Memorial Park
845 Leesburg Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
803-776-1092
Saturday
24
July

Burial

3:00 pm
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Greenlawn Memorial Park
845 Leesburg Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
803-776-1092
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