Willie Evans Jr.
Published 4:53 pm Monday, January 17, 2022
Willie Evans Jr., 84, of Suffolk, peacefully passed away on Jan. 13, 2022.
He is predeceased by his father, Will Evans and mother, Addie Bright Evans; sisters, Sue Eaton and Jane Spivey and brother, McCoy Evans.
Willie, known as Junior to family and Pepaw to many. He loved his family dearly, never met a stranger and was a man who loved the land. Farming the land, harvesting the crops and tending to the animals was truly his passion and he made a life doing what he loved. Willie has long been the heart, soul and smile of Evans Farms and his legacy will continue to live on through his cherished family.
Left to cherish his memory is the love of his life, his wife of 63 years, Nell Oliver Evans; daughter, Jenell Evans Miller and son, Lee Evans; grandsons, Christopher Evans and Travis Evans; three great-granddaughters; sister, Francis Lassiter; numerous nieces and nephews and friends.
A celebration of Willie’s life will be held at a later date on the family’s farm. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Northern Chapel is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.
“I farmed the land. I tramped the wood, these are the things I understood. No grand schemes, they passed me by. I knew the brook, the hills, the sky. To hunt a bird, to wet a line, gifts from God, so good and fine. Friend and kin, I loved them so; Although I’m gone, I’m sure they know, I’m now at peace, life’s battle done, I’ve faced the foe and I have won.” by Earl Smithson