OBITUARY

J. Patrick Evans

September 7, 1938June 29, 2020

Dr. J. Patrick Evans was born September 7th, 1938, to Marval and Ruby (Lyon) Evans in Ft. Sumner, NM. He died in his home on June 29th, 2020.

Pat and his family moved to Edmond, OK, in 1942. He attended Edmond Public Schools, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, and graduated from Edmond High School in 1956. He attended Central State College graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in science and chemistry. He was recognized by the University of Central Oklahoma as a Distinguished Alumni in 1974 and received the university’s Broncho Award in 1990. Pat attended the University of Oklahoma Medical School where he was selected for Alpha Omega Alpha. He spent his internship year at the University of Michigan before serving two years in the U.S. Army as a physician. He returned to Oklahoma City and completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at OU Medical Center.

Pat began his private practice in 1970 as a board certified orthopedic surgeon at McBride Clinic, also serving on the OU Medical School faculty as a clinical professor for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. A surgeon for 36 years, Pat also served as president of McBride Clinic and chief of staff at Bone and Joint Hospital before his retirement in 2006.

Pat is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 59 years, Carole Jo (Kerley); children: Tracy L. Evans, John Patrick (Packy) Evans, Jr., Kristin Evans Linholm, and husband, Nick C. Linholm; grandchildren: Jenna, Jackson and Joshua Linholm, and John Patrick Evans III; brother, Lawrence B. Evans, and wife, Beverley Evans of Cambridge, MA; as well as numerous friends, colleagues, and patients.

Pat was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City since 1964 where he served as a deacon, elder, and trustee. He was inducted into the Edmond Public School Foundation Hall of Fame in 2017. Pat enjoyed travel, especially to Lake Tenkiller and Crested Butte, Colorado, as well as golfing, skiing, reading, woodworking, and spending time with friends and family. “Boppa” was very involved in the lives of his four grandchildren and never missed an opportunity to see them participate in their activities.

A Memorial service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4400 N. Shartel, on Wednesday, July 8th, at 1:00 pm. Social distancing will be honored and a mask required. For your convenience, the service will be available on livestream and will remain available for viewing anytime at facebook live: https://www.facebook.com/wpcokc and church website online live stream: https://www.wpcokc.com/live-streaming.

Online memories and condolences can be shared with the family at https://www.hahncookfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Pat’s memory to Edmond Public Schools Foundation (www.edmondpsf.org/home) or WPC Foundation (https://www.wpcokc.com/home). The family would like to thank Mercy Hospice, his caretakers, and his friends for journeying with him these last months.

  • FAMILY

  • Pat is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 59 years, Carole Jo (Kerley); children: Tracy L. Evans, John Patrick (Packy) Evans, Jr., Kristin Evans Linholm, and husband, Nick C. Linholm; grandchildren: Jenna, Jackson and Joshua Linholm, and John Patrick Evans III; brother, Lawrence B. Evans, and wife, Beverley Evans of Cambridge, MA; as well as numerous friends, colleagues, and patients.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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Richard Crum

July 12, 2020

Heartfelt condolences.
---Dick and Nancy Crum

Bill Sanford

July 8, 2020

Pat Evans was many things, all great. Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend. Outstanding Doctor, Golfer, Woodworker, Skier. Simply one of the best men who ever lived.

Gennie & Bob Johnson

July 8, 2020

Bob and I thought so much of Pat. He was always a kind and gentle soul. He and Carol Jo have been in my daily prayers for years. I will continue to pray for Carol Jo. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Gennie Johnson

Jim Robson

July 8, 2020

Kristin, you had my son Brent in 5th grade at Haskell. I'm an Ortho rep of 40 years, who knew and worked with your Dad. I once told him, because you taught my son, that should be worth at least one total hip of my product. He just smiled. He was always so kind to Ortho reps.

Mary Jane (Harrison) Hamilton

July 8, 2020

Sympathy and condolences to the family from Mary Jane and Lyle...at our ages good memories become extra important. Memories of Pat and Carol Jo from Edmond High School in 1956-1957 are of good times and activities and all the reunions in the many years to follow always bring a smile. Your friendship is treasured.

Matt Hoffman

July 7, 2020

Dr. Evans was a fine doctor and a good friend. I have fond memories of playing basketball with him and others from
Bone & Joint back in the day.
Our condolences to the family.
Matt and Jane Hoffman

Charlene Tharp

July 7, 2020

Dr. Evans,
You were one of the most respected, exceptional orthopedic surgeons around and everyone knew it! You were “Cream of the Crop”. It was the greatest honor to work with you at Bone & Joint Hospital. I have such wonderful memories circulating your cases in the OR. I remember a 3 day holiday weekend on call with you and we worked pretty much all 3 days non-stop. You helped me with the patients, cleaning the Operating rooms, mopping the floors etc. Also many fun times working with you & Dr Harry Tate & Dr Warren Low. I appreciate sooo much your compassion for the patients & families we all served. I always felt you were our advocate in the Operating Room. You sir will be greatly missed! I send my hugs and prayers to your family. Heaven has truly gained an Angel. Love always, Charlene

Janet Farhood

July 6, 2020

I've been broken hearted since learning of Dr. Evans' passing! He was the most level-headed, no-nonsense, yet ethical, kind and caring physician I've ever worked with. Dr. Evans was Bone & Joint's Chief of Staff and President of McBride for several years while I was B &J's VP for quality and medical staff functions. He had no problem letting me know when I could improve my "style", but he always supported me when it came to improving patient care and quality, sometimes even having to stand up to his own partners. And because of his medical staff leadership, Bone & Joint was recognized statewide and nationally for clinical quality.

We became so close that one day he called me to his office. He had seen my sister for a second opinion in an auto accident case and wanted to tell me what he'd found in her back x-ray. Her breast cancer from 15 years before had returned and spread to her spine (this was pre-privacy laws!). He had reviewed her history and detected this when not found by others she'd seen. And he wanted me to hear it from him personally so I could share the news with my family. She passed away a year later, but Dr. Evans' kindness will never be forgotten.

I pray God brings you peace in the days ahead and comfort in the knowledge that Dr. Evans meant so much to countless people whose lives he affected and who will always remember him.

Gail, Clyde Topping

July 6, 2020

Family of Dr Evans,
Our loving God blessed us with the special surgical talents of Dr. Evans. He made our lives so much better and relieved so much pain.
May the angels lead him into paradise.
All our sympathy,
Gail and Clyde Topping

Chandra Privratsky (Snow)

July 6, 2020

My memories of Dr. Evans are many & vivid. He was a smart, kind, genuine, loyal, and compassionate man who helped all who knew him be better (less animated 😉) versions of themselves. He was tough for your own good/growth & your biggest supporter when you needed him most. He was funny & his smile was the best part of many of my days. He was definitely one of the “good guys” & I will forever be grateful I was lucky enough to know him. My heart & prayers go out to his beloved family. ❤️

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Dr. J. Patrick Evans was born September 7th, 1938, to Marval and Ruby (Lyon) Evans in Ft. Sumner, NM. He died in his home on June 29th, 2020.

Pat and his family moved to Edmond, OK, in 1942. He attended Edmond Public Schools, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, and graduated from Edmond High School in 1956. He attended Central State College graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in science and chemistry. He was recognized by the University of Central Oklahoma as a Distinguished Alumni in 1974 and received the university’s Broncho Award in 1990. Pat attended the University of Oklahoma Medical School where he was selected for Alpha Omega Alpha. He spent his internship year at the University of Michigan before serving two years in the U.S. Army as a physician. He returned to Oklahoma City and completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at OU Medical Center.

Pat began his private practice in 1970 as a board certified orthopedic surgeon at McBride Clinic, also serving on the OU Medical School faculty as a clinical professor for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. A surgeon for 36 years, Pat also served as president of McBride Clinic and chief of staff at Bone and Joint Hospital before his retirement in 2006.

Pat is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 59 years, Carole Jo (Kerley); children: Tracy L. Evans, John Patrick (Packy) Evans, Jr., Kristin Evans Linholm, and husband, Nick C. Linholm; grandchildren: Jenna, Jackson and Joshua Linholm, and John Patrick Evans III; brother, Lawrence B. Evans, and wife, Beverley Evans of Cambridge, MA; as well as numerous friends, colleagues, and patients.

Pat was an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City since 1964 where he served as a deacon, elder, and trustee. He was inducted into the Edmond Public School Foundation Hall of Fame in 2017. Pat enjoyed travel, especially to Lake Tenkiller and Crested Butte, Colorado,
as well as golfing, skiing, reading, woodworking, and spending time with friends and family. “Boppa” was very involved in the lives of his four grandchildren and never missed an opportunity to see them participate in their activities.

Online memories and condolences can be shared with the family at https://www.hahncookfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Pat’s memory to Edmond Public Schools Foundation (www.edmondpsf.org/home) or WPC Foundation (https://www.wpcokc.com/home). The family would like to thank Mercy Hospice, his caretakers, and his friends for journeying with him these last months.