OBITUARY

Otho F. Evans

February 17, 1927December 15, 2010

Otho F. Evans, 83, passed away December 15, 2010. He was born in Independence Springs, TX, on Feb. 17, 1927, to Claytie Bell Huchingson Evans and Arvey Evans. His mother died in Refugio when he was 16, and the family moved to Taft. Otho played football there and still has his varsity jacket. He graduated from Taft High School in 1945. He married Frances Morris at the parsonage of the First Baptist Church in Taft, TX on April 10, 1948. They had four children, all of whom they raised in the church. Otho truly loved the Lord. He had a beautiful tenor voice and sang in the church choir for many years, often singing solos for Sunday morning services. He was a self-taught guitar player and loved to make music, especially with his brother and father, both of whom played guitar and harmonica.

He worked for Eastern Seed Company for 30 years. During those years, he also became a licensed real estate broker. Upon his retirement, they purchased five acres in Gonzales, TX and lived there for 14 years before returning to the Coast.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Otis and Curtis Evans.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Frances Evans, and his four children: Jeffrey Scott Evans (Linda) of Taft, TX, Otho F. Evans, Jr. (Kim) of Spring, TX, Shelby Susanne O’Brien and Frances Elizabeth Melder (Rick), both of Corpus Christi, TX; seven grandchildren and two great grandsons.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 10:30 AM, at Colonial Funeral Home in Taft. Burial will follow the service at The Palms Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Portland. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 18, 2010
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Elizabeth Melder

June 15, 2011

It's been 6 months today. I know you're in a much better place and I'm very grateful for everything you taught me. Especially to have a relationship with the Lord. It's comforting to know that you are happy and I know I will see you again one day. Even knowing all of this - I still miss you Dad.

I will visit you on Father's Day! I love you so much!

Jerrod Melder

January 15, 2011

It's been a month this past Wednesday and exactly a month datewise. It's still hard to believe you're gone. Love you pawpaw

Jerrod Melder

December 26, 2010

Love and Miss you Pop

Elizabeth Melder

December 23, 2010

Lit a candle for my father today. Will be visiting him tomorrow - on Christmas Eve. I miss you so much Daddy! I love you!!!

Elizabeth Melder

December 23, 2010

I miss you Daddy! We are lighting a candle for you at Christmas. I wanted you to know that! We will be visiting you tomorrow. (Christmas Eve) I love you!

Jerrod Melder

December 17, 2010

Otho was my grandfather, hero and role model as a man. He was the epitomy of what a God loving human was and he had the heart of a saint. He would do anything for his family, a friend.. even a stranger. He is the reason why i have become more religious and a more spiritual man. He leaves behind a tremendous legacy and will always be remembered as the patriarch of our family. I love you pawpaw

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Biography

Otho F. Evans, 83, passed away December 15, 2010. He was born in Independence Springs, TX, on Feb. 17, 1927, to Claytie Bell Huchingson Evans and Arvey Evans. His mother died in Refugio when he was 16, and the family moved to Taft. Otho played football there and still has his varsity jacket. He graduated from Taft High School in 1945. He married Frances Morris at the parsonage of the First Baptist Church in Taft, TX on April 10, 1948. They had four children, all of whom they raised in the church. Otho truly loved the Lord. He had a beautiful tenor voice and sang in the church choir for many years, often singing solos for Sunday morning services. He was a self-taught guitar player and loved to make music, especially with his brother and father, both of whom played guitar and harmonica.

He worked for Eastern Seed Company for 30 years. During those years, he also became a licensed real estate broker. Upon his retirement, they purchased five acres in Gonzales, TX and lived there for 14 years before returning to the Coast.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Otis and Curtis Evans.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Frances Evans, and his four children: Jeffrey Scott Evans (Linda) of Taft, TX, Otho F. Evans, Jr. (Kim) of Spring, TX, Shelby Susanne O’Brien and Frances Elizabeth Melder (Rick), both of Corpus Christi, TX; seven grandchildren and two great grandsons.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 10:30 AM, at Colonial Funeral Home in Taft. Burial will follow the service at The Palms Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Portland. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.