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.
Bill & Ligia Ryburn
We are saddened to hear of Warren's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this time and we understand the emptiness you must feel at this time. It is difficult to express our full sympathies ant this moment, but we hope you can remember the fulling moments you had with Warren and draw your memories and happiness from these times. Bill & Ligia Ryburn, Marietta, Georgia
Ron & Phyllis Dasher
Our sincere condolences and prayers for God’s comfort and strength at this sorrowful time. We did not know Warren but knowing Rodger, Betty, and Keith, there will be a void in your family that cannot be filled in this life. Please find comfort in your friends and church families. Ron & Phyllis Dasher, Rome, Ga.
I worked with Lee for several years at Cooking Light magazine. He was always so passionate about his work as a photographer and was always looking for new ways to make it better, which made him a stellar photographer. The surprise news of his death greatly saddens me.
I'm terribly sorry to hear we lost Lee. He was a remarkable photographer and a friend at Southern Living. I just heard the news and missed out on attending the services. My deepest sympathies to the family and those who loved him.
I just heard that Lee passed away. I am so sorry for you, Diane, and all of his family and friends. It was my pleasure to represent Lee after he left Southern Living. He was a joy to work with, so talented and always delivered magnificent work, and I am so saddened to hear this news. He will be greatly missed.