OBITUARY

John Christopher "Chris" Evans

November 27, 1978May 29, 2019
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John Christopher “Chris” Evans of Huntsville, AL passed away unexpectedly on May 29, 2019 at his residence. Chris was born in Huntsville, AL on November 27, 1978. He was a student at Madison Academy and Lee High School. Chris is survived by his parents, Thomas and Dera Evans of Huntsville, AL, his brother and his wife, Thomas and Angela Evans of San Antonio, TX, and his nephews Austin Johnson, Logan Evans, Liam Evans, and Aiden Evans. Chris loved his family and showered affection upon his nephews.

Chris was an avid fan of heavy metal music and was a regular at several music venues in Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia. Heavy metal concerts brought him peace and joy. He was also a diehard fan of NASCAR and the University of Alabama football. Chris was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at a young age. He struggled with the limitations imposed by the disease for his entire life and the ridicule inflicted by inconsiderate peers. Chris had a hard time of letting go of the past, and many of the words said to him in his childhood continued to sting in adulthood. In adulthood, he struggled with depression related to his difficult childhood. Chris is proof that words can often leave deep scars. Be kind and considerate to everyone in memory of Chris.

Megadeth was one of Chris’s favorite bands and the lyrics of one of their songs is so appropriate in this trying time for his family:

“So as you read this, know my friends, I’d love to stay with you all. Please smile when you think about me. My body’s gone that’s all.”

A visitation for John will be held Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Valhalla Funeral Home, with a chapel service at 2:00 PM, burial to follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens, 698 Winchester Rd Ne, Huntsville, Alabama.

  • FAMILY

  • Thomas and Dera Evans, Parents
  • Thomas and Angela Evans, Brother
  • Austin Johnson, Logan Evans, Liam Evans, and Aiden Evans, Nephews

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  • Chapel Service Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Memories

John Christopher "Chris" Evans

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Lisa Reid

June 3, 2019

We extend our deepest thoughts and prayers to the entire Evans family during this time of loss. Chris was a much loved son, brother, uncle, and cousin. As family members, they would all come down to his Aunt Robbie's house in Montgomery for holidays. Chris’s Uncle Bob (now passed) would enjoy talking and sharing about some of Chris’s favorite things: Nascar, antique cars, and Alabama football. It was a bond that they both shared. We all enjoyed the holidays but they were extra special for Uncle Bob because of Chris. He was a unique young man and we will all miss him. Our holidays together will be different without Uncle Bob and now without Chris. May our Lord Jesus be your rock during this difficult time. With Love and Care, Aunt Robbie, Ken, Lisa and Jeremy Reid

Jeff Tidwell

June 3, 2019

Dear Evans Family, when I saw the this link on Facebook I was floored and my heart fell into my stomach at this shocking news. I actually had to do a few double takes.

I worked with Chris at Wittichen Supply for many years. He was fun to be around and work with. We always had a blast cutting up at work, and sometimes shared chatter and "a smoke". I remember he was an avid Alabama fan, and had a great passion for NASCAR. After I joined the Army and left Wittichen in 2006, I always made it a point to go by there whenever I was in town to have a laugh with him when I could. I always thought highly of him. He was a hard worker and I enjoyed him emmensely. My condolences to your family. You all will be in our prayers during this difficult time.

Warm regards,
Jeff Tidwell aka "Bluebird"

Aunt Brenda And Cousins Durden

June 3, 2019

So sorry to hear of Chris’ death. He was a an inspiration to all as he overcame his physical disabilities to live on his own, work outside the home as long as he could and never met a stranger. We will miss his visits yearly at Aunt Robbie's and his smile! Praying for all the family but rejoicing in his eternal homecoming where he will never feel depressed or unexpected again. Love u Chris!

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