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.


Celebration of Life

Life Tribute

Memorial Service

Location: Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers
Start Time:2:00 pm
End Time:3:00 pm



12 Comments on “John D. Evans”

  1. Denise I am deeply saddened at the passing of John. He was a wonderful friend and colleague. May God hold you all in His loving arms and protect you all as well as comfort you during this most difficult of times.

  2. Denise, what a wonderful tribute to John. He is now in the arms of Jesus and is at peace. May God bless you and your family.

  3. Oh Denise I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. I know things have been so hard these past few years. I am so glad you have your sweet family around. I will continue to lift you all up in prayer. It will definitely be a celebration on Friday of his wonderful life and legacy.
    Prayers sweet friend

  4. Dear Denise
    Many prayers and precious memories. I hope you’ll take care of yourself and know how much your loved. Blessings
    Susan Sayari

  5. John was a great boss way back at TTUHSC, always a smile and encouraging word for everyone. Prayers for Denise and all his loved ones. Peace and light to your hearts.

  6. Denise, we in the CBS group in Odessa send our love and profound sympathy to you and your family. May God richly bless and comfort you. With love, Marty Biggs Hinson

  7. Denise,
    Our deepest sympathy for you and your family during this very difficult time.
    Praying God blesses you and supports you through your journey. May John’s everlasting presence in your hearts and memories live on for eternity.
    Additional prayers for strength and healing.

    All of Our Love,
    Your Anthem-POD6 Family

  8. Denise,
    Judy and I wish to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We have been very close to John’s brother, Jim for many years and got to know John through Jim.

    With love,
    Gene and Judy Estes

  9. Denise and family, I am so sorry for you loss
    Prayers to turn your sorrow into hope. Diane Wilcox

  10. Love you all and miss Uncle John’s warmth and hugs. Thank you for putting the beautiful service online so I could watch with you. Someday soon I hope we can be in person so I may love on you all.
    Miss you all,
    Angela Crouch

  11. Thank you, this was a beautiful service. As the youngest cousin, Johnny seemed to be the one that was suffered the most cousin abuse, but always had a smile. I am sorry as a family that we no longer have those chances to get together and tell stories.

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