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Richard Eugene Evans

September 9, 1936 - March 30, 2015

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RICHARD EUGENE EVANS SEPTEMBER 9, 1936 MARCH 30, 2015 Dick Evans, 78, a Pensacola resident for the last 52 years, passed away on the morning of March 30, 2015, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Newton, Iowa on September 9, 1936. He left Iowa in 1953 to serve his country for eight-and-one-half years in the U. S. Air Force. While stationed at Eglin AFB, Florida, he met the first love of his life, Glenda Highsmith. They were married in 1957 and had 47 wonderful years together. Glenda passed away in...

RICHARD EUGENE EVANS SEPTEMBER 9, 1936 MARCH 30, 2015 Dick Evans, 78, a Pensacola resident for the last 52 years, passed away on the morning of March 30, 2015, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Newton, Iowa on September 9, 1936. He left Iowa in 1953 to serve his country for eight-and-one-half years in the U. S. Air Force. While stationed at Eglin AFB, Florida, he met the first love of his life, Glenda Highsmith. They were married in 1957 and had 47 wonderful years together. Glenda passed away in 2004. In 2006, he met the second love of his life, Jessie Martin, and they had 8 wonderful years together. The Air Force sent him to electronics school and that's the career field in which he remained. Grice Electronics, Southland Systems, Southland Fibernet, and Lumark Electronics were some of the companies for which he worked until he started his own business - Evans Systems Equipment Sales - in 1993. Dick was a Christian, and was born again in 1957. Over the years, he served his Lord as a deacon, church treasurer, trustee, usher, missions committee member, Sunday School teacher, and young peoples' game director. He was known for his sense of humor, his commitment to the well-being and care of his family, and his spirit of good will in all his relationships. He was preceded in death by his parents - Kenneth and Cordelia Evans of Waterloo, Iowa - and his wife of 47 years, Glenda Highsmith Evans. He is survived by the second love of this life, Jessie Martin; his son Russ (Jody) Evans of Warner Robins, Georgia, and daughter Lisa (Tim) Hillman of Pensacola, Florida; his three sisters - Shirley (Jerry) Bartlett of Waterloo, Iowa, Margie Bartlett of Waterloo, Iowa, and Linda (Tom) Close of Independence, Iowa. He will be fondly remembered by three granddaughters - Melissa (Adam) Stiles of Jacksonville, Florida, Rachel (Cheyne) Buchanan and Jennifer Evans of Warner Robins, Georgia - and one grandson, Dan Hillman of Pensacola, Florida. He was blessed with three great-grandchildren - Ali, Luke, and Leighton Stiles, of Jacksonville, Florida. He is survived by Jessie's extended family, daughter LaJuana (Keith) Reid of Byrneville, Florida and their children Melissa and Mike. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The ALS Association, P. O. Box 8178, Pueblo, CO 81008. A Celebration will be held on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel, 3351 Scenic Highway 90e. The family will receive friends and loved ones for visitation from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Entombment will be private. Arrangements entrusted by Bayview Fisher-Pou and Bayview Memorial Park 850 432 7805