Obituary: Gary Wayne Evans, OCT. 7, 1951 – MAY 24, 2020

Gary Evans
Posted: May. 26, 2020 8:46 pm

Gary Wayne Evans, 68, of Hannibal, beloved son, brother, father and friend, passed away at 2:54 a.m. Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.

Private funeral services will be held Saturday, May 30, 2020, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Private burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in New London, Mo. Pastor C.M. Cole will officiate.

Friends and family are invited to Gary's Life Celebration at a visitation that will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

The family is being served by the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal.

Gary was born Oct. 7, 1951, in Hannibal to Elizabeth Bell Bunch and John Wesley Evans. He grew up in Hannibal.

He was married on Aug. 14, 1971, to Donna Weathers in Hannibal. She survives.

Survivors include his children, Marvin Evans (Elizabeth) of Palmyra, Mo., and Manuel "Stuff" Evans (Mandie) of Naples, Fla.; siblings, John Evans and Cecelia "C.C." Evans. Gary is also survived by four grandchildren, Angel Payson, Radiance Evans, Kaylea Evans, and Jalen Evans; three great-grandchildren, Ezra Payson, Eyden Evans, and Isley Evans; along with a host of relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death and is now gathered with his mother, Bell; his father, John; and brother, Kevin.

Gary attended Douglass Elementary School, Eugene Field Elementary School, Hannibal Junior High School and Hannibal High School.

Gary worked as a machine operator at Quincy Compressor and a custodian at Hannibal-LaGrange College.

Gary loved watching all sports and being surrounded by his visiting friends and family. Gary always kept a smile on his face, and if you were around him for any period of time, you would have one, too. He will be remembered for the love of his family and friends. 

God knew Gary best and gently called him home. He will always remain in our hearts.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gift of Hope Program.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bruce Taylor, Michael Weathers and Cleo Harris.

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