Mr. Elwood Lee Evans


Mr. Elwood Lee Evans, 92, loving husband of Dorothy Thornton Evans and a resident of Wachapreague, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019, with his loving family by his side.

Born April 21, 1926, in Cashville, he was the only child of John Henry Evans and Fannie Turlington Evans.  

Mr. Evans served his country in the U.S. Merchant Marines. Following discharge from the USMM, he began working for NASA as an aerospace engineer and retired as department supervisor. Retirement allowed Mr. Evans to pursue many of his lifelong passions such as fishing, rabbit hunting, perfecting his lawn, attending Washington Nationals baseball games, and most importantly, spending time with his family. He was a long-time member of the former Ocean View Masonic Lodge, now Central Lodge # 300 A.F. & A.M., the FHA Hunt Club, and regularly attended services at Hollies Baptist Church.  

In addition to his wife of 68 years, he is survived by their son, Ronald D. Evans Sr., of Wachapreague; grandchildren, Michele Denton-Blake and husband, Frank III, and Ronald D. Evans Jr., of Pungoteague; great-grandchildren, Brandon Parks, Amanda Denton, and Kolby and Kayla Evans; great-great-granddaughter, Marlaina Parks; and niece, Pat Smith and husband, G.L.

Funeral services, with Masonic Rites, were conducted from the graveside at the Wachapreague Cemetery March 27, 2019, with the Rev. David Riley officiating. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Shore Hospice, P.O. Box 616, Onley, VA 23418, or to Hollies Baptist Church, P.O. Box 7, Keller, VA 23401.

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Arrangements were made by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.

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