Jerry Joe Evans, 78, of the Plainville Community, died on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, following several months of declining health. Jerry was born in Summerville on March 1, 1940. He was the son of the late James William Evans and Lavather Colbert. Along with his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by previous wife, Judy Avery Evans; his son, Grant Evans; his brothers, James and Buster Evans; his grandson’s wife, Katie Evans; and by his brothers-in-law Herbert Cooper and Larry Avery. He was a graduate of Model High School. Jerry was a well-known mechanic for many years; he owned Evans South Wall Texaco and worked for Roy Davis Chevrolet. Jerry was also a school bus driver for the Gordon County School System for fourteen years. Jerry loved people – he will be remembered as a kind, caring, and mischievous man. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, and he loved cars.
Jerry is survived his beloved wife, Linda Gravitt; his sons and daughters-in-law, David Evans, Joseph Blake and Dawn Evans, Wade and Jenny Gravitt; his daughters and son-in-law, Cristal Ashley and Velvet and Lennie Holbert; his sisters, Betty and Carol; his grandchildren, Tiffany Evans Stamey, Nichole and Tad Cochran, Trey Evans, Jody Evans, Lindsey Holbert, Luke Holbert, Ryder Gravitt, and Bodi Gravitt; his great-grandchildren, Jake Cochran, Addie Jean Cochran, Lauren Cochran, and Brooklyn Stamey; by Billy and Joyce Thomas, Dennis and and Debbie Thomas, Patsy Cooper, Nikki and Chuck Faulkner, and Sandra Avery.
The Evans family will receive friends on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be conducted on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Gaines Cemetery. Dr. Bert Vaughn will officiate. Pallbearers are Tyler Thomas, Trey Evans, Brian Thomas, Luke Holbert, Lenny Holbert and Wade Gravitt. Honorary pallbearers are James Steele, Geary Cooper, Charles Prater, Billy Hiles, Perry Chastain, Terry Ross, and Jerry B. Davis.
Friends may sign the online guest register at www.maxbrannonandsons.com. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home.www.maxbrannonandsons.com