Eugene Evans, Jr., 76, of Owensboro, passed on Thursday, September, 19, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born on October 8, 1942 in Fayette County, Kentucky to the late Eugene & Eudell Evans. Gene graduated from the University of Kentucky with an Electrical Engineering degree and served as Associate Professor in the Math department at West Kentucky Community and Technical College for 20 years. Gene was an avid coin and stamp collector and very passionate about genealogy. He was a Chicago Cubs and UK basketball fan and loved cruising around in his 1989 Chrysler Lebaron convertible. He was in the Army Reserves from 1966-1972, was very patriotic, and loved serving and honoring all veterans. Most of all, Gene loved God and his family. He was always making people laugh and giving gifts that made everyone smile.
Survivors include his children; Greg (Lori) Evans of Evansville, IN and Tricia (Robert) Sirls of Nashville, TN; two brothers, Bill (Debbie) Evans of Owensboro and George (Judy) Evans of Parkersburg, WV; sister, Susan (Mike) Edmondson of Owensboro; two uncles, Thurman (Glenda) Evans and Charles (Joyce) Evans; one aunt, Nancy Kennedy, and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 27th at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and after 10 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Owensboro Christian Church or to the Academic Scholarship Fund for WKCTC students at PJC Foundation, P.O. Box 7380, Paducah, KY 42002 or online at westkentucky.kctcs.edu - Giving.
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