John William Evans09:41 AM April 15, 2019
John William Evans, 77, of Erie, IL, died Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, IA. Visitation will be held from 2:00pm – 4:00pm on Thursday, April 18th at the Gibson – Bode Funeral Home, Erie. A funeral service will follow at 4:00pm Thursday at the funeral home. Cremation will take place after services with burial at a later date in the Erie Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.
John was born August 17, 1941 in Cambridge, IL, the son of Perry and Fern (Higgins) Evans. He married Joyce E. Wisdom on September 4, 1960 in Geneseo, IL. Over the years John had been an owner/operator of his own truck, he worked in maintenance for Illini Beef and the former IBP, and he helped farm for some area farmers. In addition to all of that, he delivered papers for the Dispatch for over 30 years.
John enjoyed watching John Wayne movies, NASCAR and was an avid Cubs fan. He looked forward to his afternoon meetings with his coffee klatch at the Pink Pony. Above all he loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and cherished his dog Chewy.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce; children Mark Evans, East Moline, Marty (Michelle) Evans, Erie, Shirley Jean Evans, Hillsdale; brother, Arthur “Butch” (Sherri) Evans, Ft. Mill, SC; sisters, Patricia Rohs and Phyllis Kraklow both of Rapids City, IL; 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Thomas Evans; and sister, Clara Buchannan. Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com