Donald Gene Evans Sr.

Donald Gene Evans Sr., 79, of Sistersville, passed away on Jan. 17, 2014.

Don Sr. was born in Paden City, W.Va., on June 24, 1934, to the late Kenneth and Ola (Foland) Evans.

Don Sr. was active in his community. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Sistersville, and was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge 333 in Sistersville. Don Sr. also spent a lot of time at the Sistersville Country Club. He retired with 35 years of service at Union Carbide. Throughout his sports career, Don Sr. was an avid Mountaineer fan. He coached Little League baseball, was an American Legion baseball coach, and a high school basketball/baseball official. Most importantly, he was a loving husband and an amazing father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Catherine “Kay” (Dieringer) Evans; and six children, one son, Donald “Donnie” (Joan) Evans Jr. of Sistersville, and five daughters, Kathlyn “Kitty” (Bob) Gruschin of Stuart, Fla., Malee (Bill) Haley of Wichita Falls, Texas, Jane Evans Kincaid of Stuart, Fla., Victoria “Vicci” Barnhart of Friendly and Joanna “JoJo” (Stacy) Orr of Crownsville, Md.; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert “Bobby” Evans; sister, Janice (Evans) Myers; grandson, Courtney Evans; and great-grandson, Sawyer Evans.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, with the Rev. Colleen Griffith officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Myers Funeral Home.

The family requests donations be made to the Courtney Evans Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 542, Sardis, OH 43946 or Union Bank, Sistersville.

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