John D. Evans
01/29/1962 - 01/12/2021
The family of John Evans will celebrate his life of 58 years at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021 at a private family service at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. He passed on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. In support of the health of his family, face coverings are mandatory while attending the service. The service will be live-streamed on this page, where you are encouraged to sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy.
John was born on January 29, 1962, to Richard (Dick) and Joyce Evans in Odessa, Texas. He married Jeanne Denise Clark on November 20, 1982, in Lubbock, Texas, and together they had two beautiful daughters, Kara and Alyson.
John’s life was one marked by change, from living in places all over Texas and the world to working in a variety of careers, including service in the United States Air Force, business management director for Texas Tech University Health Science, Covenant Medical Surgical departments and doctors’ offices, cooking in restaurants, and owning his own bread store. Through it all, John was a consistent source of leadership, wisdom, love, and humor to his family and all who knew him.
John’s highest priority and greatest joy was in loving his family well. He loved his wife, daughters, and granddaughters with his whole heart and always did what he could to take care of them, comfort them, and bring them joy. John was devoted to his parents and siblings and stayed close with them throughout his life. John loved the Lord and being in church, he was a skilled writer and cook, and he was a great friend. Those who knew him always describe him as kind, loving, and funny. While being in a crowd was never really his idea of a good time, he had the ability to make everyone in a crowded room laugh and feel welcome. John hated standing still and was always finding ways to serve and love others through his actions and hard work.
Survivors include his wife, Denise Evans; daughters, Kara (Dan) Purschwitz of Benbrook, Texas, Aly (Clint) Lockhart, of Seminole, Texas; grandchildren, Harper Lockhart, Hattie Purschwitz, Emerson Lockhart, Julia Purschwitz; mother, Joyce Evans of Odessa, Texas; brother, Jim (Carol) Evans of Odessa, Texas; sister, Anita (Waylan) Thompson of Odessa, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Special Thanks to the wonderful staff at Wilshire on 4th Memory Care Unit and Area Community Hospice at 4601 50th, Lubbock, Texas. John’s family would like to expresses their sincere gratitude to Lauren Duff, RN, who cared for John and kept him in contact with Denise throughout COVID.