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Joseph Darrell Evans

Obituary for Joseph Darrell Evans

March 31, 1941 - November 5, 2018
Lewisport, Kentucky | Age 77


Joseph (Darrell) Evans, 77, of Lewisport, formerly of Owensboro, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018 at his home. He was born on March 31, 1941 in Daviess Co. to Jordan Bryant and Mary Hermie Cecil Evans. Darrell attended Catholic schools and played the guitar at various places such as the Trail-A-Way Barn Dance. He was a mechanic all his life and worked first for Raymond Jenkins, then Bobby Roberts Automotive, and finally owned and operated Jenkins Garage in Owensboro before retiring. He loved to go hawg fishin' with his family at his brother Jordan's (June) lake in Whitesville and he also loved a good joke, especially when he could play one on his brothers and sisters. He loved to tell stories of his growing up with his cousins at his Uncle Louis Edge's place. He relished time with his grandchildren. He was the best Dad, Grandpa, and Great Grandpa and will be sorely missed.

Darrell was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Paul Evans, Shirley Evans, Jordan Evans, Donald Evans, Anthony "Mickey" Evans, James "Chick" Evans, Larry Evans, and Jerry Evans, and by his sisters Mona, Josephine, Mary Agnes, Marian Helen, and Mildred Gertisen, a granddaughter, Isabella Deanne Hardin, and a grandson, Cody Alan Smith.

Surviving are his wife Cynthia "Cindy" Evans, sons, Tom Evans of Phoenix, AZ, Darin Evans of Owensboro, Greg Evans of Maryland, and a stepson Alan Smith of Butler Co., daughters, Sara Evans Goodall of Lewisport and Mari Evans Hardin of Fordsville, Granddaughters, Jessica Evans of Phoenix, Abby, Avery, Elly Goodall of Owensboro, and Olivia Hardin of Fordsville, grandsons, Creed and Jacob Hardin of Fordsville, step-granddaughters, Alyssa Turner (Adam) of Morgantown, and Brittany Hudnall (Matt) of Lewisburg, great grandchildren, Riley Evans of Phoenix, Aiden, Ayla, Jazlyn, and Jett Turner, Jayce and Kendrick Smith, Leah Smith, Cash and Waylon Hudnall, all of Butler Co., a brother, Cecil Evans of Phoenix, two sisters, Betty Buckman of Owensboro and Charlotte Tansey of New Jersey, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 10, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with burial following in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2:00-8:00 P.M. Friday and after 8:30 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home.

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