Evans, Jr, Benjamin A.
Date: Friday, February 1, 2013
Time: 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Mahn Twin City Chapel 515 Collins, Festus, Missouri 63028
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Mahn Twin City Chapel
Sacred Heart Cemetery, Crystal City
Memorials may be made to: Paraquad of St Louis, 5240 Oakland Avenue, St Louis 63110
Benjamin Arthur "Bennie" Evans, Jr, age 74, of Bonne Terre entered into rest January 26, 2013 at St Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, Illinois. Born April 6, 1938, in Crystal City, MO, to the late Benjamin A. and Olive B. (Solomon) Evans. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte (Brown) Evans; daughter, Cynthia Evans; brothers: Solomon Johnson Evans, William Edward Evans, David Ross Evans, Leon Thomas Evans and Atwell Dan Evans.
He was a 1956 graduate of Crystal City High School and he worked in the meat packing business in St Louis, for Pittsburgh Plate Glass and waste water management. He finished his working career at the Dow Chemical Company as s senior operating tech.
Bennnie is survived by his four sons: Craig (Betty) Evans of Crystal City, Timothy (Paula) Evans of DeSoto, Byron Boone of Minneapolis, MN and Sean (Evelyn) Evans of Festus; his significant other of 32 years, Linda West of Bonne Terre; sisters: Helen Evans-Pickett of Gary, IN, Laverne Evans- Austin of Crystal City and Fanny Evans- Smith of Ferguson; brother, Brent Evans of Bonne Terre; 13 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was a member of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church; he was a Boy Scout leader and member of the Shriner's Clown Club-he loved to cook, garden, travel and spend time with his family and friends.
Reverend Freeman Robinson will officiate the service.