John Joseph “Jack” Evans, 87, of Rockledge, Florida passed away on December 19, 2018.
Born in Warwick, Rhode Island, Jack was the eldest of five sons born to the late John H. and Irene (Flynn) Evans. After graduating from Cranston High School, he received his B.A. from Providence College and M.A. at Fairfield University. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he worked for the U.S Customs Service where he received many awards in his 31 years of service. He was also a founding sponsor of the National Museum of the U. S. Army in Washington, D. C. In addition, Jack was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community in Viera, FL, the Association of Former Customs Special Agents, the American Legion, AMVETS and the Providence College Alumni Association.
He is survived by his loving wife, Kim, in Rockledge, Florida, sons John Evans of New Bedford, MA and Timothy Evans of Gaithersburg, MD; daughters Catherine Sullivan, Lauretta Lyman, Patricia Butler, Cynthia Morse, Maureen Puglia and Theresa McElroy of Warwick, RI; former wife, Loretta Evans of Warwick, RI; brothers Robert Evans of Salinas, CA and Joseph Evans of Narragansett, RI. Jack was preceded in death by two brothers, William Evans of Glastonbury, CT and James Evans of Glendale, AZ. He is also survived by sixteen grandchildren and one great grandson.
Funeral services were held in Viera, Florida. A month’s mind memorial Mass will be held at St. Kevin’s Church, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM.