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Funeral services with military honors for Robert Eugene "Bob" Evans, 79, of Palestine will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Land of Memory Cemetery.
Mr. Evans passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
He was born on March 27, 1937, in Beaufort, South Carolina to Bonnie E. Evans and Verna H. Medlock Evans. He retired from the US Air Force in 1978 and moved to Palestine with his family. He also worked 21 years for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Mr. Evans was a member of the North Jackson Baptist Church and was an avid golfer. He was a life member of the VFW and the DAV. He was preceded in death by his parents and his in-laws, Kenneth and Essie Alford.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia Evans; sons, Robert Evans and Lee Evans and wife Donna; a daughter, Bonnie Evans; brothers, Tommy Evans and wife Lynn and Charles Evans; brother-in-law, Kenneth Alford Jr.; a granddaughter, Kristen Evans; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Richard Emsoff, Larry Schattel, Bryan Schattel, Jimmy Alford, Chris Alford, and Calvin Nicholson.
A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm on Friday, September 30, 2016, at Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Veterans Administration.
View online at www.herringtonfuneral.com.
Published on September 28, 2016
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