Carl Wayne Evans
September 25, 1940 – May 14, 2018
Carl Wayne Evans was born in Reagan, Texas September 25, 1940 to Raymond Quincy Evans and Willa Pamplin Evans. Both parents were descendants of early pioneers in Falls and Limestone counties. He graduated from Marlin High School in 1959. Later he obtained a Bachelors of Business degree from the University of Houston in 1967. He was married to Kay Harter Evans, a fellow 1959 graduate of Marlin High School, for 52 years. She was instrumental in helping Carl obtain his Bachelors of Business degree from the University of Houston in 1967. Together they founded Texas Pneumatic Tools, Inc. in Seabrook, Texas in 1977, and moved the company back to Carl’s hometown of Reagan in 1990. Carl led Texas Pneumatic from its inception and was dedicated throughout his life to the company, which today does business nationally and internationally in over 60 countries around the world. Carl fulfilled his boyhood dream of someday returning to the depressed area he grew up in to create jobs and prosperity to the area. He was a proponent of the American Dream based on hard work, frugality and integrity in conjunction with his beliefs that God is the creator of all and deserving of our praise and worship as the one and only God. He strongly believed in divine intervention and guidance from a loving God. He was also a fervent believer in the American form of government as set out by the forefathers and their values. Carl is survived by his wife, Janet Fay Grams, brother Blake and his wife, Martha Evans. He is also survived by two aunts, Mary Ann Evans and Geneva Wilkinson, and nephews, nieces, cousins, and many close friends. He is preceded in death by his first wife Kay Harter Evans, twin sisters Bonnie Corothers and Betty Ramey, and brother, James Evans. Carl cherished his relationships and was always gracious in opening up his home on the Texas Pneumatic property which he was very proud of. The employees of Texas Pneumatic will miss him dearly. His motivation was to bring back employment to his hometown and surrounding areas, and to give back to his community, which he did through many acts of charity and service. He touched many lives. After a short but strong fight with lung cancer, he passed away with Janet by his side on May 14, 2018. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 17 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Adams Funeral Home, 129 Coleman Street, Marlin, Texas. The funeral service will be Friday, May 18, 10:30 am at the First Baptist Church, 309 Coleman Street, Marlin, Texas. Interment afterwards at Waite Cemetery in Reagan, Texas.
- Carl is survived by his wife, Janet Fay Grams, brother Blake and his wife, Martha Evans. He is also survived by two aunts, Mary Ann Evans and Geneva Wilkinson, and nephews, nieces, cousins, and many close friends. He is preceded in death by his first wife Kay Harter Evans, twin sisters Bonnie Corothers and Betty Ramey, and brother, James Evans.
- Willie Mason
- Richard Maxwell
- Pedro Vera
- Ronnie Brown
- Richard Tangy
- Larry Lindley
- Jack Watkins, Honorary
- Paul Fields, Honorary
- Ricky Grams, Honorary
- Johnny Rogers, Honorary
- James Wellman, Honorary
First Baptist Church - "Bibles for Prisoners"
309 Coleman Street, Marlin, Texas 76661
Worldlink International Ministries
P.O. Box 80202, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 19484
- Visitation Thursday, May 17, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, May 18, 2018
Carl Wayne Evans
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May 19, 2018
I know there are no words that can make the pain go away. Our Loving Heavenly Father provides peace, strength and comfort during this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4).
May 19, 2018
Carl was a special individual. I enjoyed being his banker and friend for several years. He cared about people and demonstrated that in so many ways in his company and pride of business ownership. When he moved to Reagan I didn't have the opportunity to visit with him but we stayed in contact . I remember the days in Seabrook- the garage and the spring board for a growing company. Yes Carl was special- I will miss him- thanks Carl for being you and what you did for so many people. Joe DeKunder
May 18, 2018
Such a dynamic man who did so much for so many. He leaves such a legacy behind as he did so much for Reagan and Marlin. Thank you for the day you hired my husband it was a turning point in our lives s he learned a new trade. Your thoughtfulness to those of us who lost family members thru the years and the contribution you gave to my husband and I when we moved to Teague trying to get a church started will not be forgotten. Thank you for the summers you hired my boys as they truly enjoyed working at Texas Pneumatic. You were a great man and will be greatly missed. I am thankful to have known you.
May 16, 2018
I am truly blessed to work at Texas Pneumatic Tools. For 20 yrs. Mr. Evans was an inspiration to me on being a dedicated worker. I love one photo he had on the wall, Don't worry about the mule, Just load the wagon. He took pride in his employees, the community and all those he reached out to. He blessed his hometown with bringing jobs back to this area, this little town, called Reagan, Texas, which was said if you blink you would miss it, but guess what, I am blessed to say Mr. Carl W. Evans, Reagan, Texas is known by many when they here the company name Texas Pneumatic Tools off Hwy 6, and would say that is such a beautiful place, the grounds are beautifully kept. As I look around, I can see the memories that you have left here in this community of Reagan, R.I.P, Mr. Carl W. Evans. 😥