Refreshments will be available after the service.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
Jim Evans, a generous, compassionate and heroic man, passed away peacefully at his residence Tuesday morning, Jan. 8, 2013.
He was born in Georgia on Nov. 26, 1923, the son of Holman C. Evans and Annie Mae (Roberts) Evans.
He married Mariah Parsons in Athens, Ga., on June 8, 1946. She preceded him in death in 1994.
He was a decorated Army combat veteran of War World II in Europe and in the Korean conflict, where he served as a tank company commander.
At the peak of his civil federal government career, he was appointed as the National Director of Law Enforcement for the United States Forest Service and retired in 1976. He also retired from the Air Force Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, V.F.W. and NRA. His memberships also included the 3RD Infantry Division Association, the Disabled American Veterans, the Retired Officers Association and The Amigos (a Forest Service organization).
He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include three daughters, Bobbie Miller and husband, Ken, of Sulphur Springs, Jan Philpot of Hiram, Ga., and Karen DeLise and husband, Steve, of Glen Mills, Pa.; son Duane Evans and wife, Karen, of Falls Church, Va.; grandchildren Laura Moore, Kristi DiVirgilis, Tom Miller, Jacqueline Evans, Jim Evans, Claire DeLise, Rachel DeLise and Bryan DeLise; great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Nichole, Jessica, Michelle, Sarah, Amanda, Elida and Zia; sister Geneva Brock of Decatur, Ga.; brother Alec Evans of Wrightsville, Ga.; and special long-term caregivers, Valea Wilson and Shanta and Raymond Brock.
He was also preceded in death by brother, Bobby Ray Evans.
Memorials may be made to Meal-A-Day, 150 Martin Luther King Blvd., Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.
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