Mr. D. F. “Jack” Evans, 93, of Tifton, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at his residence.
A private family graveside service will be held at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Mr. Evans was born December 21, 1926 in Rebecca, Georgia to the late William Marvin Evans and Ruby Little Evans. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sue Parker Evans to whom he was married for seventy years at her death January 4, 2018, two sisters, Hazel Smith and Jewell Hasty, four brothers, Cecil Evans, Floyd Evans, Othal Evans and Charles Evans and great grandson, Trey Scott.
Mr. Evans was a member of First Baptist Church of Tifton. He was retired from Storer Cable TV. He had lived all of his adult life in Tifton. He became a Christian as a young man working with his brother at Evans’ Bar B Q, then joined Big Creek Baptist Church in Irwin County where he was active for many years. Mr. Evans began his career in television repair and sales and later co-owned Evans-Stone Electronics in Tifton. He was a pioneer in bringing cable T.V. technology to Tifton in the late 1960’s as manager of Storer Cable TV until his retirement in 1983. Mr. Jack enjoyed fellowshipping with people and was an avid gardener. He loved God, his family and was truly a student of the Bible. Mr. Evans was a product of the Great depression but he was determined to overcome the adversity. He made sure to take his family on a vacation every year. Mr. Jack was instrumental in his children growing up to appreciate nature and the God who created it. He loved most music, especially gospel. After his children were grown, he came to love his grandchildren and continued to take them on summer vacations. He adored his grandchildren and affectionately referred to them as “junk”. He is best remembered in Tifton as a man of integrity and treated everyone with dignity.
Mr. Evans is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Evans of Tifton and Kathy Evans of Ft. Worth, Texas; his son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Rick and Melanie Evans of Montgomery, Alabama; his grandchildren, Amy and Keith Hibbs, Michael and Nicole Evans and Heather and Patrick Spence; his great grandchildren, Evan Spence and Tristan Spence; two brothers and sister-in-law, Russell Evans of Chicago and Osal and Margaret Evans of Sylvania.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Hospice of Tift Area, Linda Gray’s Care Group and the continued ministry of First Baptist Church of Tifton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Tift Area, PO Box 747, 618 N Central Ave., Tifton, Ga. 31793 or First Baptist Church of Tifton, 404 Love Avenue, Tifton, Ga. 31794.
Albritton Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.