Lawrence A. Evans

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Lawrence A. Evans Jr.

Larry Evans, 73, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Isabelle (Wiley) & Lawrence Evans Sr. Larry is survived by his loving wife, Melissa, and their two children, Elijah (16) and Isabella (11). Larry also has surviving relatives in Harrisburg and Dillsburg, PA. Larry had a passion and love for Jesus and a gift for sharing the word. He could light up any room he entered and never knew a stranger. Larry spent his career dedicated to teaching thousands of teenagers. He began by teaching metal and woodworking, and for the last twenty years, he taught affective interpersonal skills. A most special place in Larry’s heart was always reserved for his family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations to be made for the children's future and educational needs at Wright Patt Credit Union. They can be made to Isabella R Evans (1083) and Elijah Baggett Evans (1108) or PayPal to A memorial service will be held at Kirkmont Church located in Beavercreek, Ohio on Sunday, October 17th at 10:30AM. Online condolences may be left for the family at


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Kristen Elliott

5 November 2021

I never had the fortune to have Mr. Evans in class, at DCTS, as I came my sophomore year. That didn’t stop him from making a point to connect and get to know me anyway. He had a way of making a person feel so special that it felt like a warm hug for the rest of the day. Mr. Evans will live on in all the amazing memories of the people who knew him!

Jenna Snyder

22 October 2021

I was a former student of Mr. Evans years ago at DCTS. He had a way of touching everyone's hearts and making you smile through the rough times. The interpersonal skills class he taught is what all teenagers and people should take. He was one of the few teachers you could always reach out to if there was a problem. He will forever be missed and remembered for the way he's brightened up the lives of so many students...his compassion, his positive outlook on life, and his optimism that inspired many students. RIP Mr. Evans.

keith webb

20 October 2021

Sorry for your loss. Mr. Evans as i knew him back in the 70s was my Metal shop teacher at Manheim Central . He was one of my favorite and most down to earth teachers i ever had. Your family was very lucky to have him as a Father and Husband. Again very sorry to hear of his passing. Keith ( Chip) Webb

Loraine Sersch

15 October 2021

As a parent, I attended a 6 week session of the interpersonal skills classes Mr. Evans taught at Dauphin County VoTech in Harrisburg, PA. I wanted him to teach everyone....lawmakers, business owners, neighbors and friends....what I learned in this class. I thought it should be taught in elementary school for kids to learn these skills earlier in life. The material Mr. Evans taught was rich, but the best part was him teaching it. I felt like he wasn't a teacher, but a friend. I was sad when it ended. He made everyone feel heard, seen and special.
To the family, I pray your memories of him sustain you through this difficult time.

Ronald Peters

14 October 2021

I was an itinerant and inclusion special education teacher at DCTS for almost 20 years and considered myself a friend of Larry’s. In my position I was privileged to attend many of his classes and was greatly pleased to see the excitement, wisdom and compassion he showed for his students. His guidance has turned many a confused and surly teenager into a self-respecting, optimistic and forward thinking young person. He could bring out the best in students and give them the ability to move positively into adulthood. He said he was a “teenager whisperer” and I believe that to be true. He often said that he could not forsee being retired since he so loved what he was doing. After I retired we kept in touch via facebook and messenger. Since his birthday was the day before mine we often sent greetings on messenger and in 2011 when I heard that he retired I was surprised. However, having started a new life with Melissa, Elijah and Isabella in Ohio I told him he deserved a break after such a giving and tireless career. Larry’s love for Jesus magnified in his love for his students and I am sure he has been welcomed with open arms by God. My only regret is that our last communication concerned a political difference but I am sure Larry would still consider me a friend.

Julie Curd

14 October 2021

I had Isabella in my first grade class and Larry was always such a great help! He had a heart for children and his energy was contagious. I’m so sorry for your loss. Hugs and Prayers to the family.

George Haberkorn

11 October 2021

I met Larry at BWR he was a bartender there and yes he could light up a room with that personality of his. A great friend and we had many good times together. There is a point when feeling go beyond words,I lost a real friend, my life is better for him being a part of it. Rest in peace, my friend.

Danielle Czaster

10 October 2021

I am deeply saddened to hear the news.
I remember my 9th grade year of high school in 2009 I was being bullied so bad. Mr Evans made sure to let me know every chance he got, that I was gonna be something some day, he tought me that strength is in the heart and that I am better than the bullies.
R.I.P MR Evans you will be missed

Joe Nolen

10 October 2021

I remember doing the open house/orientation for the incoming 9th graders with you and the song that you picked was Lean on me by Bill Withers. That song has been stuck in my head since then. I keep it downloaded on my phone. You were a great person and mentor. You were always there for everyone and I never not seen a smile on your face. I’m sorry for your family’s loss. You will always be remembered. May you Rest In Peace.

Angel Wolfgang

10 October 2021

I'll never forget you♥️You we're a true inspiration . Rest Easy 😢😢

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