Robert Jefferson Evans, 79 of Athens, a special father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away after a short illness on August 4, 2019.
His deceased parents were John R. Evans, Rosie Clark Evans and sister Carrie Lee Kennedy Durham.
He was retired from 3M. He is survived by his wife, Annie Ruth Evans, children, Donald (Melody) Evans and Donna Evans Smith and friend Paul Key. He loved and enjoyed eight grandchildren, Jeremy Van Evans (Lauren), Heather Evans Gough (David), Jody Evans (Chelsey), Haley Evans Holt (Jessie), Joel Evans (Paige) and Hollie, Robby Dempsey (Lindsey), Cassie Dunn (Joey). He was blessed with sixteen great grandchildren, Hudson and Copeland Evans, Laney, Easton, Darby and Betsy Gough, Thompson and Myer Evans, Travis, Kinley, Addley and Pacey Kate Holt, Hayden, Eli Dunn, Bristol and Briggs Dempsey. Brother: David Evans (Judy). He was of the Methodist faith.
Services will be 12noon Wednesday at Spry Funeral Home Chapel with David Jones and Greg Patrick officiating, burial in Limestone Cemetery, visitation is from 6pm until 9pm Tuesday at Spry Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Limestone Church Cemetery Fund.