Clifford Wayne Evans, 89, of Taylor Springs died Tuesday February 6, 2023, at Montgomery Nursing and Rehab in Taylor Springs
There will be a memorial gathering of family and friends from 10 to Noon on Saturday, February 18, at Hough and Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro.
Wayne was born in rural LaGrange Township, Bond County Illinois on May 31, 1933, the son of Cecil Irving and Myrtle Elizabeth Friend Evans. He married Lois Jean Hantla on Jan. 7, 1956, at Pleasant Hill Church near Raymond, and she preceded him in death on February 28, 2017. He was a member of the Greenville Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
He had worked for Schmidt as the service manager and also a US Mail hauler and managed the Standard Station in Carlinville, along with his wife, owned and operated Evans Concrete Products in Schram City for a number of years before retiring.
He enjoyed crappie fishing in Toledo Bend, Texas and salmon fishing in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Spending time playing baseball with his family and tinkering with projects around the house,
He is survived by his children, Denny (Sharon) Evans of Hillsboro, Brian Evans of Spring Town TX, Michael (Jamie Campbell) Evans of Irving, Curt (wife Diana) Evans of Litchfield, Dawn (John) Salamone of Raleigh, NC, and Brenda (Dan Hough) of Raymond; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren;
Besides his wife and parents, his sister, Geraldine Painter, brothers Clarence “Bud” Evans and Alan Evans, also preceded him in death.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the Hillsboro United Methodist Preschool or to Jehovah’s Witnesses at donate.jw.org
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