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Memphis Funeral Home

5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN

OBITUARY

Donald Lynn Evans

November 17, 1935September 12, 2020

Donald Lynn Evans

Nov 17, 1935 - Sept 12, 2020.

Born in Hickory Ridge, Arkansas. He was the son of the late James Day Evans & Callie Mabel Holleman.

He leaves one brother Jerry Dale Evans of Wilmington, NC. He leaves behind his beautiful wife of 62 years, Eleanor Keltner Evans of Germantown, Tennessee. Three children Gigi Diane Evans of Memphis, Tennessee. Donna Evans Ferrell of Germantown, Tennessee and a son Jay Keith Keltner Evans of Oxford, Mississippi. He leaves behind seven grandchildren. Christina Rosser Banks, Jessica Micha Ferrell, Micheal Allen Ferrell, and Thomas Scott Ferrell, Jacob Hardin Evans, Noah Keltner Evans & Jackson Day Evans.

Don moved from Hickory Ridge, Arkansas and attended Whitehaven High School. He attended Memphis State University where he played football for the Tigers. After college, he worked as a salesman for The Weil Brothers Cotton Company. He retired from The Kellogg Company after a 36 year career. Don loved his Memphis Tiger Football and rarely missed a game. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and supporting his children while they played their favorite sport.

Dad was always kind, humble and his character was genuine. He was the epitome of what scripture describes as a husband and father.

Gathering of Family and Friends will be on September 16, 2020 beginning at 11:30 a.m. until the service at 1:30 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119. Interment will be at Memorial Park Southwoods.

  • FAMILY

  • James Day Evans & Callie Mabel Holleman, Parents (deceased)
  • Jerry Dale Evans, Brother
  • Eleanor Keltner Evans, Wife
  • Gigi Diane Evans, Daughter
  • Donna Evans Ferrell, Daughter
  • Jay Keith Keltner Evans, Son
  • Christina Rosser Banks, Grandchild
  • Jessica Micha Ferrell, Grandchild
  • Micheal Allen Ferrell, Grandchild
  • Thomas Scott Ferrell, Grandchild
  • Jacob Hardin Evans, Grandchild
  • Noah Keltner Evans, Grandchild
  • Jackson Day Evans, Grandchild

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Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment

Memories

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Debra Jackson

September 16, 2020

Gigi...I am so sorry for your loss. I have no words to heal your heart. But, I know you were always there for your dad. I know you did everything you could for him. I know how you made every effort to be at his side. May the memories of good days bring you joy. May Jesus walk with you through this grief & bless you & your family. My deepest condolences.
Debra Jackson 🙏

Marty Elliott

September 16, 2020

Eleanor, Gigi, Donna, Keith....and other loved ones.....
Sending sympathy and love, with thoughts of a wonderful man, Don Evans....

I so appreciate that I had the gift of his friendship. Don was a rare man, in this world of ours.' How to begin the list of memories of
Don....?. He was among the kindest, most genuine, smart, funny
and honest of very special people in the world I've known. Also, so brave and selfless as he battled declining health.

Wow! Such a real life hero was he......

Tammy Nelson

September 15, 2020

Gigi... I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Dad. I hope all the beautiful memories.. you shared with him.. will help ease your pain! Prayers for you and your family. Hugs!

Michelle Myers

September 15, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Evans family during the loss of a loving father and great man. Gigi always spoke of her Dad as a very special man. Thinking of this family during your loss.🙏

Bonnie Campbell

September 15, 2020

Although Don was four years younger than me, we were very close as cousins growing up. We spent every holiday as well as a week or two during the summer at our grandparents'house during all our growing up years. Although we did not see each other often after we grew older and left home, we remained close and spoke with each other often. He will always hold a special place in my heart. I know that he loved his family with all his heart and hope that all the good memories you shared will see you through this time of heartache.
I'm heartbroken that due to this Covid-19 I will be unable to attend the service. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Lisa Templeton Stone

September 15, 2020

Evans Family,
Death leaves a headache no one can heal
But love leaves a memory no one can steal
I didn’t have the pleasure of ever meeting Mr Evans but I knew him thru GiGi and the love she shared of him and his family. He adored her Mysti and that was how I knew he was gold in my eyes. ❤️ Rest in love Mr Evans. You are now in the arms of God 🙏. Memories of you are too beautiful to forget

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