Don Ellis Evans, 90, of Carterville, passed away Sunday, February 20, 2022, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.
He was born May 29, 1931, in Stonefort, Illinois, to Columbus Elroy and Della (Mitchell) Evans. Don married Iva Rae (Crowder) on November 27, 1949, in Jackson, Mississippi. She preceded him in death in April 2009.
Don is survived by his sons, Jerry (Mary) Evans of Carterville and Donald Lewis (Carolee) Evans of Unionville, Illinois; grandchildren, Bobbi Jo Evans, Jerry (Ashley) Evans Jr., Robert Evans of Paducah, Donald Lee (Melissa) Evans of Joppa, Illinois, Teresa Worthen of Golconda, Patricia (Ronnie) Nagel of Germany, and Jeffery Evans Jr. of Germany; 14 great grandchildren; 6 great great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jeffrey Evans; daughter, Norma Jean Evans; and grandson, Michael Drake.
Don honorably served our country in the United States Army overseas and was awarded a purple heart.
For ten years, Don worked for the city of Crainville as a Street Supervisor. He also was a livestock farmer in Pope County for many years.
Memorial contributions can be made to Little Saline Cemetery.
Services will be held at a later date. Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville is in charge of arrangements.
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Little Saline Cemetery
Stonefort IL 62987