June 12, 1940-Aug. 8, 2012
J. David Evans, 72, of Van Wert, died at 3:35 a.m. Wednesday at the Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
He was born June 12, 1940, in Van Wert, to Raymond and Irene (Brown) Evans, who preceded him in death.
He married Barbara (Otte) Evans, who survives in Van Wert.
Other survivors include children, David (Beth) Evans, Bob (Kim) Evans, Lisa (Gary) Giessler of Van Wert; brothers Wilbur (Judy) Evans of Delphos and Robert (Margaret) Evans of Van Wert; a sister, Carlene Gerdeman of Delphos; nine grandchildren, Tera (Rob) Huffman, Thomas (JaNahn) Evans, Seth (Abbie) Evans, Lauren Evans, Michael (Jordy) Evans, Matt Evans, Mark Evans, Dan Giessler and Jesse Giessler; and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Evans; and a sister, Margaret Kramer.
Mr. Evans retired from American Ready Mix, Van Wert, after 40 years. He was currently a part-time Van Wert County Engineer truck driver. He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Van Wert; the Van Wert Sons of the American Legion; Middle Point Lions Club; and the Van Wert Horseshoe Club. He loved camping and playing cards with his family and friends. He was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert, where a vigil wake will begin at 7:45 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Van Wert, the Rev. Stan Szybka officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery, Middle Point.
Preferred memorials are to the church or Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert.
Condolences may be expressed at alspachgearhart.com.