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Posted October 11, 2016
IN MEMORY OF FORMER MEMBER JACK D. EVANS
Jack was born on March 16, 1930 in Yancey County, North Carolina to William and Reva Roland Evans. After serving in the United States Army, Jack returned to Asheville where he met his wife, Ann, and worked for General Electric for 35 years. He was also a long standing member of the Skyland Volunteer Fire Department and the Biltmore Masonic Lodge No. 446 (which will open at 11:30 AMSaturday). After retiring from General Electric, Jack and Ann moved to Oak Island where Jack enjoyed the warm weather, the beach, and "tinkering" in his shop.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Ann Evans of Oak Island, NC, his two daughters, Debra Evans and Donna Van Trigt of Oak Island, NC, and his two grandchildren, William Van Trigt, and wife Andi, and Lauren Van Trigt all of Wilmington, NC.
The family will receive friends and loved ones on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 12 – 12:45pm at Groce Funeral Home in Arden with a memorial service to follow at 1pm. A graveside service will immediately follow at Calvary Churchyard in Fletcher. Another memorial service will be held at a later date at the Oak Island Evangelical Presbyterian Church, where Jack was a loyal member.
The family would like to express their thanks to the Brookdale Memory Care Facility in Wilmington, the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, and all of Jack's special care givers. The family would also like to thank the members of the Skyland Fire Department and Biltmore Masonic Lodge for their assistance with the memorial services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the hospice organization of your choice.
Chief Dennis Presley