Don J. Evans, 57, of Houston, Missouri, died March 29, 2012 as a result of an 18-month battle with lung cancer.
He was born July 9, 1954 in St. Louis, the son of Earl and Gladys (Bequette) Evans. He attended Success and Houston schools and graduated from Houston High School in 1972.
Don played sports as a child and had a love for baseball. He and his son watched Cardinals games together and were able to see one last World Series victory last year. He and his wife Kathy enjoyed riding motorcycles. He was excellent with woodworking and could build about anything you could imagine.
Don worked at Lee’s from 1972-1988. He then received the job of his dreams working for Missouri Department of Transportation in 1990. He excelled in that position and would have retired in July of this year. His MoDOT coworkers were his second family. He was in charge of signs and was noted as being the best sign man in the district.
He enjoyed spending time with his daughter and attending his grandson’s ball games. His biggest hobby of all was spending time with his beautiful wife of 38 years, Kathy. The two were inseparable. No one could imagine the love they had for each other.
Don is survived by his wife Kathy of the home; daughter Stacy Cantrell and husband Brian of Houston; son Randy and wife Dawn of Republic, Missouri; grandson Tanner Cantrell of Houston; granddaughter Alison Green of Park Hills, Missouri; brothers-in law, Lloyd Ebert and Floyd Ebert of Cabool; and numerous other family members and close friends.
Services were held Monday, April 2, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in First Baptist Church, Houston. Burial was in Pine Lawn Cemetery, Houston, under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Compassus in Mr. Evans’ honor.