John “Jack” Evans, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 4, 2009.
Born in Ashley, Oct. 9, 1933, he was a son of the late Hugh Owen Evans and Ruth Albee Evans. Jack was a graduate of Ashley High School. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany.
He was employed by the Pennsylvania Gas and Water Co., until his retirement.
Jack married Irene Smith on March 30, 1959. They just missed celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
He was preceded in death by a brother, William “Billy” of Buffalo, N.Y.
In addition to Irene, Jack is survived by his brother, Hugh Owen, Waretown, N.J.; daughters, Renee and companion, Phil, of Exeter; Jackie and companion, Howard, of Lebanon, Tenn. Pop will be missed very much by his six grandchildren, Randy Evans, Brandy Chewy, Rachel, Saraya, Nathan and Dylan Coriano; and his two great-granddaughters, Ryley Renee Link and Shyla Rae Herron
A private funeral service was held at the Oak Lawn Chapel with the Pastor Chad Stoecker officiating.