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Gary Lee Evans, 62

Gary Lee Evans, age 62, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018. Gary is survived by his wife, Rose Marilyn Evans, and a special granddaughter, Qurinnia, who Gary raised as his own child, and a special great grandson Stevin Staple of Jacksonville. Gary is survived by four children, Zane and Michelle Brooks of Monticello, Janifer and Jessie Waters of Butlerville, Kevin Brooks and Kim James of Jacksonville, and Tony Brooks and Robyn Nibblett of Monticello.  Grandchildren, Jarrod, Montel, Elisia, Brittany W., Dustin, TJ, Brittany G., Lee and Wil, Tamara, Cheyenne, Landon, Hunter and Sarah; 15 great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his brothers, Charles Evans and family of Austin, TX, Robert Evans and family of Jacksonville, and sister, Lou Ann Rago and family of Tulsa, OK, and a host of family and friends that love him.

Gary was born on October 11, 1955, the son of the late Jack and Germaine Evans, at Hickam AFB, HI. Gary suffered a massive stroke this past December 14th, and was called home to be with his Lord and Savior.

Gary was a member of Local Union 155 Plumbers and Pipefitters. Gary loved his job and retired in 2012.  He loved to garden, growing plants and tend to his wife’s flowers, and always made sure his grass was green. Gary had many hobbies including his two favorites, arrowhead hunting and fishing. As Gary traveled for work, his wife and daughter were always with him reflecting his commitment to his family. Gary was a kind and caring man, and wanted everyone to be happy. He would have given the shirt off his back to a friend in need. He never met a stranger, and has friends throughout the country.  

A visitation will be held at A Nature State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main, Jacksonville, on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 am, with services to follow at 11:00 am.



  • Alan Jay Stallard Posted February 27, 2018 2:24 PM

    Gone fishing.

  • Susan Mansfield (Fletcher) Posted February 27, 2018 8:25 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Gary and he was truly a sweet guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Jim, Carol, and Jordan McKay Posted February 27, 2018 10:41 PM

    We will miss you Gary.. Rest in Peace.

  • Jim, Carol, and Jordan McKay Posted February 27, 2018 10:49 PM

    We will miss you Gary.

  • Kenny Wood Posted February 28, 2018 5:33 AM

    We will see you later Gary RIP

  • Sandra Bradley Cockerham Posted February 28, 2018 10:52 AM

    Prayers for Gary’s family. 🌹

  • Tammy Beckham Posted February 28, 2018 2:25 PM

    Louann and family I am so sorry for your loss. I remember him from when we were children.

  • Chuck Hill Posted February 28, 2018 3:49 PM

    Gary see you later. Save a spot for us retired PipeFitters. RIP

  • Chuck Hill Posted February 28, 2018 3:56 PM

    Gary it been nice, it’s been good, hold the fort down for us old and retired Union Local 155 Pipefitters. Let the good times roll. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER!!!!

  • Daniela Rose Posted February 28, 2018 5:49 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss Gary was a good person sending prayers to the family

  • Mike Owens Posted February 28, 2018 6:30 PM

    Gary was a good hearted man. Back when we were young. We all loved to go camping out under the stars. My thoughts are with the family. Rest In Peace old friend.

  • Brenda Stallard Posted March 1, 2018 12:18 AM

    Since I had three boys, I always had boys in and out of my home in J’ville. After I moved out of state, Gary and several others always came to visit me on my visits home . Jay, Mark, Lisa, and I will miss you. Love Maw.

  • Ronald Lee Hall Posted March 1, 2018 10:11 AM


  • Kenneth Mitchell Posted March 1, 2018 7:57 PM

    You touched many lives while you were here with us.And I know I,ll see you again.Go rest on high.I,m proud to be able to call you friend.

  • Lori Dooley Brandon Posted March 1, 2018 11:19 PM

    Condolences to the family. I hope the strength of his love will help you find peace.
    Robert, Katie, I am so sorry for your earthly loss.

  • Jana O’Dell Posted March 2, 2018 10:20 AM

    I’ll never forget Gary. He was a mess and I thought a lot of him. He loved to fish and I think fell in the Little Red River more than once!! My prayers are with Gary’s family during this time.

  • athena v pettingill Posted March 2, 2018 10:50 AM

    Gary, you will be missed my friend. Prayers for the family. sad

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