Adrian O’Dell Evans

July 5, 1936 - June 28, 2016
Adrian O’Dell Evans

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Adrian O’Dell Evans, age 79 of Williamsburg, Virginia, passed away at home with his family on June 28, 2016. Born on July 5, 1936 in Thomas, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Paul R. Evans and Audra (Iden) Evans. He was preceded in death by brothers Paul S. Evans, William R. Evans; and sister Betty M. Renn. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Karen L. Evans and 3 children; daughter, Staci J. Evans; sons, Michael A. Evans, Lance A. Evans; 6 grandchildren; sister Lou Ann Trummel and many nieces and nephews.

He attended WVU for one year before enlisting in the USAF. He joined The Southland Corp. in 1962 and retired in 1997 as an Executive Vice President. Throughout his career, he was involved in various civic and community projects that promoted business opportunities for women and minorities. He served on the Yorktown Economic Development Authority from 2009 to 2013.

He enjoyed golfing, traveling and spending time with his children, grandchildren and friends.

A memorial service will be held on July 9th at 11:00 a.m. at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23188. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gleaning For The World – disaster relief in West Virginia,

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Saturday, July 9, 2016
12:00 AM

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  • July 04, 2016
    Beverly Renn Hanlin says:
    My love and prayers to all the family. I have so many wonderful memories growing up in Bayard with the Evans family. I know his beautiful smile will surely be missed. What a sweet man.

  • July 05, 2016
    Connie Harvey Minnix says:
    Growing up in Bayard, he was the big brother I never had. My prayers go out to the Karen and Lou Ann.

  • July 06, 2016
    jim j says:
    Please accept my sincere condolences on your recent loss. May the God of peace, Jehovah, comfort you during this most difficult of times. I hope these 3 scriptures aid in that comfort. Thank you. Isaiah 25:8 "He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces." , Revelation 21:3,4 "With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” , John 5:28,29 "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life"

  • July 07, 2016
    Cynthia Zodda says:
    My prayers go out to all of you ate the lost of your husband, father and grandfather. Adrian's smile lite every room he enter, his gentle ways were ever so Southern and his laugh brought joy to all. He shall be missed but never forgotten. May he now rest in God's loving arms.

  • July 08, 2016
    Thom and Pat Mooney says:
    Adrian you Lit up every room you entered. You are missed and will be missed our prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.