Cumberland Times-News

Obituaries

March 29, 2014

WILLIAM “BILL” THOMAS EVANS SR. [Cumberland]

Together Again

CUMBERLAND — William “Bill” Thomas Evans Sr., 81, of Cumberland, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Frostburg Village Nursing Home.

Born June 25, 1932, in Barton, Mr. Evans was the son of the late Earl Lewis Evans and Jeanette Nettie (Hartman) Evans. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Alice Joyce Evans, Aug. 7, 2012; a brother, Jim Evans; and a sister, Kate Shaffer.

During the Korean War, Bill served in the United States Army, 7th Division, 31st Infantry Regiment where he fought for his country on the front lines. He retired from the Kelly-Springfield Tire and Rubber Company, as well as BFI.

Bill was a devout Christian, loving husband, father, and grandfather. Bill’s legacy is his children and grandchildren. He and his wife provided a Christian home. Bill demonstrated his love for Christ by praying for his family daily, reading through the Bible each year, and was the primary caregiver for Alice when she became ill. Bill taught his family to work hard, be honest, and love God. He was also active in the church and served in many areas such as, Sunday school, Bus Driver, Usher, and Deacon.

Bill is survived by his sons, William T. Evans Jr. and wife, Robin Rae, Michael L. Evans and wife, Sandra; and his daughters, Darlene A. Ford and husband, Raymond, and Trudy B. Poland and husband, Kurt. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Bobby Evans, Raymond Ford Jr. and wife, Debbie, Michaela Ford, Kurt Poland Jr., Krystal Pollock and husband, Jeremy, Taylor Evans, Sydney Evans, and Landon Evans; his brother, Vernon Hartman: and his sisters, Emma Lease, Leona Shaffer and husband, Charlie, and Norma Brooks and husband, Sam.

Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) on Monday, March 31, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at Central Assembly of God Church on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Tim Satryan officiating. The family will also receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Maryland State Veterans’ Cemetery at Rocky Gap.

Military honors will be ac-corded at the cemetery by the Post 13 Veterans Honor Guard.

The family would like to thank the staff at Frostburg Village for all the outstanding care and compassion provided.

 

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