John Robert Evans Jr. “Jack,” 87, of Lebanon, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Southern Manor Assisted Living.
Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00PM, Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Sellar’s Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00PM Thursday, February 11, 2016 at Sellar’s Funeral Home with Rev. Michael O’Bryan of St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee. Arrangements are by Sellar’s Funeral Home.
Jack was born in Nashville, Tennessee to John Robert Evans Sr. and Anna Marie Jones Evans on December 19, 1928. He attended school in Nashville at Cathedral of the Incarnation, Christ the King and Father Ryan High School. He was first employed at the Bell Meade Movie Theatre, where he quickly worked his way to management. At the age of 16, Jack joined the Marines, serving during World War II. After service, Jack returned home to Nashville and met Mary Dolores Curley. Jack and Mary were married December 14, 1948. Jack went to the Southern School of Printing and began working for Mary’s father at Curley Printing Company. Jack and Mary had four children, Mary Jacqueline, John Robert III, Patricia Curley and Julianne Marie. Jack then decided to follow in his father’s footsteps, working at several plumbing companies before starting his own business, Jack Evans Plumbing. Jack and Mary were married over 50 years and lived in Davidson County until 1989 when they moved to Lebanon, Tennessee. Jack was a mischievous man, who always had a twinkle in his blue eyes. He was a hard worker and enjoyed motorcycles, water skiing, sports, horses, dogs and being with family.
Jack is preceded in death by his wife Mary Dolores, his parents John Robert Evans Sr. and Anna Marie Evans and his sisters Gloria Knoch and Jane Odum.
Jack is survived by his four children Jacque Smithson, Johnny (Louise) Evans, Trisha Powers and Juli (J.R.) Kelley, brother Don (Sue) Evans, sister Patsy Rowan, 11 grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren.
The family wishes to extend our sincere appreciation to Southern Manor Assisted Living, Gentiva Hospice and all those who spent time caring for Jack. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.