Albert C. Evans

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Albert C. Evans, 90, Nevada, Mo., passed from this life on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at his home in Nevada. Albert was born March 24, 1924, in Kansas City, Mo., to Jess Leroy Evans Sr. and Pauline M. (Young) Evans. He was united in marriage to Virginia Smith on June 16, 1940, in Kansas City, Kan., and she survives of the home.

Albert was raised in Kansas City and attended school there until he was drafted at the age of 17. Albert served in the United States Army with the 6th Armored Group from July 23, 1942, to Oct. 14, 1945. He was awarded five bronze stars for the following campaigns: France, Normandy, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe. He was also awarded three Overseas Bars for being in the Theater Campaign Ribbon in the European African Middle East. Following the war Albert returned to Kansas City and began working for Fruhauf Trailer Company where he was employed for five years. He then became an Iron Worker and worked in construction for the remainder of his life.

Albert came to Nevada in 1960, where he worked until his retirement in 1986. His memberships included the Iron Workers Union in Kansas City, the Grand Lodge of Missouri, the Stockton Masonic Lodge where he was a member for more than 50 years, and the Nevada Elks Lodge for a number of years. Albert was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Nevada.

In addition to his wife, Virginia, he is survived by his grandchildren, Andre Evans and his wife, Christi, Minneola, Fa., and Justin Evans and his wife, Katrina, Germany; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Alberta Hanna, Raytown, Mo.; one daughter-in-law, Debbie Evans, Joplin; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Albert R. Evans; four brothers; and four sisters.

Funeral services will held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with the Rev. Hubert Fox officiating. A private burial will follow. Friends may call from now and until the hour of service at Ferry Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the First Baptist Church in Nevada in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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