Frederick “Fred” W. Evans April 13, 1955 – February 05, 2019 Share this obituary Send Flowers Send Sympathy Gifts Sign Guestbook| Send Sympathy Card Frederick W. “Fred” Evans, Jr., 63, formerly of Drums and a resident of Apollo, PA for the past 14 years, passed away unexpectedly early Tuesday morning as he arrived safely at the mid-point of his trucking run in Cheverly, MD. Born in Hazleton on April 13, 1955, he was one of 6 children born to the late Frederick and Elizabeth (Baker) Evans. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Barbara. After graduating from Hazleton High School in 1973, Fred served in the United States Air Force where he was trained in accounting and finance. Throughout most of his life, he worked in various capacities in the retail food industry. While living locally, he and his wife worked to establish the Country Corners General Store in Drums. Most recently, however, he took great pride in attaining his commercial driver’s license and thoroughly enjoyed working as a driver in the trucking industry. Fred was a man of deep spiritual convictions who cherished his personal relationship with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Until relocating, he was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Hazleton, and presently held membership in Grace Baptist Church in Monroeville, PA. He faithfully served on the deacon board of both churches. In summary, it could be said that, “Fred was a man of tremendous integrity, a true gentleman who possessed a wonderful sense of humor, and always worked tirelessly for the benefit of others.” His greatest pleasure though was spending time with his beloved family and especially his 7 precious grandchildren. Surviving are his wife of nearly 43 years, the former Linda Sue Charles; 2 sons, Eric Evans and his wife Natalie of Monroeville PA, and Jason Evans and his wife Cassie of Woodbridge VA; a daughter, Jennifer Day and her husband Wesley of Westminster MD; those 7 cherished grandchildren who lit up his life, Colton, Ashley, Jacob, Eric, Jackson, Olivia and Hudson; a brother, Mark Evans and his wife Lori of York PA; three sisters, Donna Evans of Export PA, Dianne Zellner and her husband Albert of Martinsburg PA, and Deborah Archut and her husband Andrew of Davenport FL; along with several nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Saturday at the Butler Chapel of Krapf & Hughes Funeral Home, located at 530 W. Butler Drive in Drums, beginning with a viewing period that will run from 10 AM to 12 noon. At noon, Fred’s pastor, Grant Abe, will preside over a service of praise, reflection and thanksgiving for Fred’s life. Interment will follow in the St. Johns Lutheran & UCC Cemetery. SERVICES Viewing Saturday, February 09, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Butler Chapel of Krapf & Hughes Funeral Home 530 W. Butler Drive Drums, PA 18222 Get Directions on Google Maps Funeral Service Saturday, February 09, 2019 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Butler Chapel of Krapf & Hughes Funeral Home 530 W. Butler Drive Drums, PA 18222 Get Directions on Google Maps Interment Saturday, February 09, 2019 1:15 PM – 1:30 PM Saint Johns Lutheran & UCC Cemetery Saint Johns Road Saint Johns, PA 18247 Get Directions on Google Maps Print Obituary Sign Guest Book Name: Location: Email: Personal Message: Personal Message (required) Required Confirmation: Submit guest book entry
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Frederick Fred W Evans April 13 1955 February 05 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Drums, state: Pennsylvania