Joseph passed away peacefully on Friday, November 5, 2010.
Viewing: 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday,
November 11, 2010 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 22800 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD.
Joseph Franklin Evans Sr. lovingly known by family and friends as “Frank” was born on September 1, 1939 in Leonardtown, MD 20650 to the late Francis O. Evans Sr. and Maria L. Curtis Evans. On early Friday morning, Frank’s courageous battle with Cancer ended when God in his infinite wisdom called him home to eternal rest.
Frank was educated in the St. Mary’s County school system. He was employed with Pennies Bar for over 50 years. After retiring from Pennies, he went to work for Tom Hodges Auto Sales where he was employed until he took ill.
In 1960 Frank married Arline Miles Evans and from this union they had four children, Josephine, Debbie, Joseph Jr., and Kelly. They divorced in the early 70’s but remained friends and devoted parents to their children.
Frank was an honest and easy going guy. He loved spending time with his family and friends playing cards, watching football and baseball, the Andy Griffith Show, and old Westerns.
Frank is preceded in death by his parents Francis Otha Evans Sr. and Maria Louise Evans, his son Joseph Franklin Evans Jr., and siblings Agnes Cecilia Barnes, Mary Gertrude Harris, and John Purnell Evans. He is survived by his daughters Laura Josephine Gordon of Hollywood, MD, Debra Alicia Evans of Lexington Park, MD, and Raquel Renee Evans of Mechanicsville, MD, his siblings Francis Evans Jr. of Lexington Park, MD, Elizabeth “Betty” Carter of Avenue, MD, Thomas Evans of Lexington Park, MD and sister-in law Carlene Evans of Fayetteville, NC., his grandchildren Ronald Gordon Jr., Joseph Gordon, Justin King, Janiero Thompson, Kahleel Stone, and James Thompson Jr., his great grandchildren Taquana Gordon, Amber Smith, Donovan Gordon, Alexis Baxter, Ronald Gordon, Cayden Gordon, Janyla Thompson and Ra’Jon Broome and other loving relatives.
Frank also leaves behind a special niece Pamela Barnes and nephew Williams Barnes, dear friends Tom and Ann Hodges, Jackie and Donna Norris, Steve and Beverly Wilson, Dave Burke and Tom Hodges Auto Sales staff.