Robert Jefferson Evans

By  | August 6, 2019 | Filed under: Obituaries, Spry Funeral Home

Robert Jefferson Evans, 79, of Athens, a special father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away after a short illness on Aug. 4, 2019.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John R. Evans and Rosie Clark Evans; and sister, Carrie Lee Kennedy Durham.
He was retired from 3M.
He is survived by his wife, Annie Ruth Evans; children, Donald (Melody) Evans and Donna Evans Smith and friend Paul Key. He loved and enjoyed eight grandchildren, Jeremy Van Evans (Lauren), Heather Evans Gough (David), Jody Evans (Chelsey), Haley Evans Holt (Jessie), Joel Evans (Paige) and Hollie, Robby Dempsey (Lindsey), and Cassie Dunn (Joey). He was blessed with 16 great-grandchildren, Hudson and Copeland Evans, Laney, Easton, Darby and Betsy Gough, Thompson and Myer Evans, Travis, Kinley, Addley and Pacey Kate Holt, Hayden, Eli Dunn, Bristol and Briggs Dempsey. Brother, David Evans (Judy).
He was of the Methodist faith.
Funeral will be noon Wednesday at Spry Funeral Home Chapel, with David Jones and Greg Patrick officiating. Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at Spry.

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