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Robert "Bob" Edward Evans

Robert “Bob” Edward Evans, 86, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Friday, February 11, 2022 at Autumn Care of Marion.


He was born in Ithaca, New York on July 02, 1935 to the late Raymond Evans and Zada Lobdell Evans.


Bob was a truck driver for most of his life. He truly loved his work and often donated his services to the needy. He also served in the United States Marine Corps. He loved to cook and bake and will be remembered for his pies. Bob enjoyed feeding raccoons and other wildlife as well as camping with his children. He was also a big joker.


Bob was a faithful member of Old Fort Free Will Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He loved reading his Bible and listening to gospel music. Together with his wife, they did nursing home ministry for many years. He also prepared and sent out Christian literature to family and friends.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wives, Mary Evans and Carolyn Evans; two sisters, Marian and Joy; and a special cousin, Ruby.


He is survived by five children, Russell Evans (Debbie), Kathy Wechsler (Greg), Tina Slagle, Ginger Burgin (Scott), and David Davis (Pam); six grandchildren, Kristen Evans (Harley), Richard Joyner (Jamie), Aleesia (Slagle), Joshua Slagle (Deanna), Shannon Burgin, and Kelly Davis; and four great grandchildren, Logan, Evan, Joseph, Luca.


A private funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service with Pastor Jerry McClain officiating. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Community Cemetery.

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Bob had a kind and sincere spirit that radiated from a genuine heart. Everyone that had the honor and the gift to know him knows that his heart was an endless fountain of love. I will never take for granted that I am lucky enough to call him family. I was fortunate to be loved as a granddaughter by him. I will miss him daily, but the stories, wisdom, and laughter he shared with me, I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Therefore I will be fortunate enough to have a part of him with me for the rest of my life. I love you, Bob.

Kelly Davis Feb 19 2022 2:12 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert "Bob" Evans

Kelly Davis Feb 19 2022 1:07 AM

Sincere sympathy to all the family. Uncle Bob was kind, hard working and caring. I'll treasure my memories of our visits.

Terry Richmond Tanner Feb 17 2022 8:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert "Bob" Evans

Martha Hazelwood Feb 14 2022 11:59 PM

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Kristen Evans Feb 14 2022 10:30 AM

Bob was one of the nicest men I ever had the privilege to take care of at Autumn Care.He will definitely be missed.

Linda Jones Feb 14 2022 7:41 AM

Hugs and prayers, so hard to lose our parents.....they will be forever with us in thoughts and memories, but it is not the same. Prayers of comfort <3

Betty Jean Furlong Feb 14 2022 5:57 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert "Bob" Evans

Brenda Lawing Feb 13 2022 10:41 PM

Sorry to hear about uncle Bob he will be very much missed and always loved. Love Lisa Goyette Brown. 💕

Lisa Goyette Brown Feb 13 2022 6:46 PM

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Kathy Wechsler Feb 13 2022 5:55 PM

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