Robert George “Push” Evans, 69, companion of Elouise D. Montgomery, departed this earthly life on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at WJB Dorn VA Hospital, Columbia.
Born in Clarendon County on Sept. 8, 1942, he was the son of the late Willie Evans and Irene McFadden Evans.
“Push”, as he was affectionately called, graduated from Lincoln High School, Class of 1961, and attended Bluefield State College in 1962. At an early age he joined St. John A.M.E. Church, Workman Crossroad, Kingstree.
Mr. Evans served his country in the United States Army, where he received the following Medals: Marksman (Rifle) Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and was honorably discharged. Robert was employed by DuPont (May Plant), Camden, for 28 years. He was a member of the American Legion Lodge Post #202, as well as the Screaming Eagles Motorcycle Club.
He leaves to cherish his memories his loving companion, Elouise D. Montgomery of the home; two children, Robbie Evans of Columbia and Veda Evans of Apex, N.C.; one step-daughter, Landa (Levern) McFadden of Sumter; two sisters, Flossie Evans Johnson and Theola Evans McFadden, both of Sumter; five adopted siblings, Vera E. Burgess and Daisy B. Evans of Philadelphia, Pa., Patricia K. Willis, Elizabeth K. Berry and Jerome Kennedy of Sumter; an uncle, Eugene McFadden of Sumter; an aunt, Clydel McFadden of Philadelphia, Pa.; three step-grandchildren, Ricky (Haley) Montgomery of Fort Hood, Texas, Aliaya McFadden and Destiny McFadden, both of Sumter; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Evans and Irene McFadden Evans; one brother, Armon Evans, and a sister, Hattie Evans Kennedy.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, July 9, 2012, from the John Wesley Williams Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with the Reverend Dr. Ernest Jackson, officiating, eulogist.
The family will receive friends at his home, 921 Clay Street, Sumter, and at the home of his sister, Theola Evans McFadden, 18 West Moore Street, Sumter.
The procession will leave 10:20 a.m. from his home.
Floral bearers and pallbearers will be family and friends.
Burial will be in the Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia.