Kirksey Funeral Home

69 North Main Street, Marion, NC


John Wayne Evans

February 7, 1940January 12, 2020

John Wayne Evans, 79, of Old Fort, NC, went to be with the Lord Sunday, January 12, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Evans was born February 7, 1940 in McDowell County, NC to the late John Wilson Evans and Evelyn Johnson Evans. He was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Morgan Evans in 2006 and one son, John Wayne Evans, Jr. in 1993.

Those left behind to cherish Mr. Evans’ memory are three sons, James Wynn Evans (Gwen), Richard Howard Evans (Megan) and James Wayne Evans (Brittney); two daughters, Denise Michell Evans Reid (Danny) and Evelyn Elizabeth Evans Arrowood (Jimmy); one brother, Thomas Edward Jannozzio (Katherine); and three sisters, Carol Evans Lowe, Mary Mitchell and Linda Ledford (Sam); and twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A memorial service to celebrate Mr. Evans’ life will be held at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain, NC.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mr. Evans are asked to consider Care Partners Hospice McDowell, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 25338.

Kirksey Funeral Home of Marion is honored to be serving the family.


  • Care Partners Hospice McDowell


21 January

Memorial Service

12:00 pm

Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery

962 Old US 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711


John Wayne Evans

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Carol Lowe

January 17, 2020

My brother Wayne was a funny guy. Every time I called and ask how he was he would tell me his weight.
We had fun when he visited me with his Doody dog and his big gun. He even left it under the pillow in my house when he left.
He was a good Dad and brother and I will miss him but know he is at peace
Sister Carol

Lena Willis

January 14, 2020

My Favorite Memory Is Going To See James & His Daddy brought me beefy jerky ( homemade) & he would say something to pick on me ( that's how I knew he liked me lol ..I loved this Man & His boy's ( James & Richard) have always been my friends ...I send all his family all my love..